MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec announced today it has
received group certification of forest management units 084-51 and
087-51, covering over 1,375,000 hectares near Senneterre, Quebec, from
the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) under the National Boreal Standard, attesting to Tembec's sustainable
forest management practices.
Tembec, jointly with Resolute Forest Products, received the FSC
certificate on November 6, 2012, from QMI-SAI Global, a firm of
independent auditors and an FSC accredited certification body, upon
completion of an in-depth audit process which showed that the
companies' forest management practices comply with stringent FSC forest
operations standards governing environmental and social responsibility.
"We are proud of this achievement: it is the result of three years of
collaboration with various industry stakeholders," said Dennis
Rounsville, Tembec's Executive Vice President and President of the
Forest Products Group. "The certification of this additional area
allows Tembec's Senneterre mill to source 100% of its timber under a
timber supply and forest management agreement that is FSC-certified."
Tembec has 10.8 million hectares of FSC-certified forests and offers the
broadest range of FSC-certified products on the market to help its
customers meet consumer demand for environmentally responsible
Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products - lumber, pulp, paper and
specialty cellulose - and a global leader in sustainable forest
management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France.
Tembec has some 4,000 employees and annual sales of approximately
$2 billion. Tembec is listed on the TSX (TMB).
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