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Catalyst achieves PEFC chain of custody at Canadian paper mills


September 15, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Catalyst Paper has obtained chain-of-custody certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Ce…

Catalyst Paper has obtained chain-of-custody certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its four Canadian paper mills. The certification is effective September 1, 2009 and replaces the

PricewaterhouseCoopers chain of custody which was implemented in 2004. Unlike

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the previous system, PEFC enables Catalyst to label select paper products as originating from forests managed to specific certification standards.

“Catalyst has a well-established environmental management system at all our mills,” says Richard Garneau, president and CEO, “and this extends to our preference for certified fibre. Converting our BC mills to PEFC — a widely recognized chain of custody — lets customers know our fibre sourcing, tracking, and verification also measures up to high standards.”

PEFC is an independent, non-profit organization that assesses and mutually recognizes national forest certification programs developed through multi-stakeholder processes.

Catalyst will allocate and track available fibre supplies using the credit system so as to ensure that select paper products contain 100% certified fibre. Under PEFC, customers are able to give their support for certification greater visibility with on-product use of a PEFC label or an SFI logo.


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