Cognibox Continues to Grow Within the Pulp and Paper Industry with the Conclusion of a Partnership with Resolute Forest Products for the Management of its Contractor Qualification Process

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Montreal, April 22, 2014 – SIM is proud to announce that Resolute Forest Products will be relying on the Cognibox™ online solution for the management of its contractor qualification process. This secure platform will allow for the evaluation of contractor qualifications to ensure compliance with Resolute’s stringent insurance, safety, environmental, regulatory and administrative standards. The agreement with Resolute covers an initial period of three years.

Within the next few months, in order to carry out work at Resolute’s operating facilities in the United States and Canada, contractors will need to be approved by Resolute in Cognibox based on the company’s compliance criteria.

This partnership highlights Resolute’s commitment to conducting all aspects of the company’s business with integrity and transparency. ResoluteForest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates over 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada.

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Cognibox is an on-line management system which enables for contractor qualification management. By proposing a wide and diversified spectrum of functionalities, often developed from the clients’ needs and suggestions, Cognibox regroup more than 4 500 subcontractors and 130 000 employees.  Cognibox becomes an optimisation tool linked to requirements in health and safety, environment and quality, productivity and general company performance. Cognibox is a registered trademark of SIM. The Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) has associated itself with SIM to promote the implementation of this system within all of the Quebec business community.