In the community
SCHOLARSHIPS: THE GENE H. KRUGER FUND
Each year, Kruger Inc., through the Gene H. Kruger Fund, awards scholarships to students at several educational institutions in administration, science and engineering, particularly forest engineering, and pulp and paper studies. Through this support, Kruger Inc. promotes advances in research and the emergence of a pool of skills in regions where it has operations.
Kruger Inc. has created partnerships with:
- McGill University, Québec
- HEC Montréal, Québec
- Laval University, Québec
- Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador
- Cégep of Joliette, Québec
Lanaudière regional cégep, Québec
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Kruger also creates value by contributing to forestry and environmental research and development projects. Kruger Inc., together with other paper manufacturers, works to develop cutting-edge technologies, including those to improve manufacturing processes for optimal resource use and reduced environmental impact.
The Company faithfully contributes to the McGill University Health Centre Foundation’s Research Fund, the chair of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada at the École Polytechnique de Montréal and to research projects at the Gene H. Kruger Pavilion at Laval University. In the last few years, Kruger has also supported Newspaper in Education, the Montréal Heart Institute, the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation, the Baie-Comeau Regional Hospital Centre Foundation, the Wildlife Foundation of Québec and the Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse (Montréal Mayor’s Youth Foundation).
Kruger Inc. and its divisions support many causes that enhance community well-being. The Company and its employees have been United Way/Centraide supporters for more than 40 years, while Kruger Products is one of the top five national partners of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and has supported Ronald McDonald House Charities for over 20 years. The White Swan® family of products has been a sponsor of Nature Canada since 2005.
Since 1982, Scotties®' facial tissue, Cashmere® and Purex® bathroom tissue, and SpongeTowels® have been proud partners of women’s curling in Canada and sponsors of the Scotties®' Tournament of Hearts® and the 11 provincial and territorial championships.
Each year since 2005, the Publication Papers Division, through Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, has taken part in the Log-A-Load for Kids Charity Hockey Tournament to raise funds for the Janeway Children’s Hospital in St. John’s, NL. Corner Brook Pulp and Paper has contributed to Log-a-Load for Kids Canada since 2001.