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Daishowa-Marubeni International joins FPAC


September 17, 2009
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI) has joined the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), saying…

Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (DMI) has joined the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), saying it is eager to work with the association for the betterment of Canada’s forest products industry.

“FPAC has proven itself to be a very effective voice for its members – both with government and in the marketplace,” says Yasu Amakusa, president of DMI. “Now more than ever, the industry needs FPAC championing the Canadian forest products sector. Although the industry is facing tough economic challenges, the global marketplace demands superior products with a high environmental pedigree. DMI is eager to work as an FPAC member to positively impact the social, economic and environmental growth of Canada’s forest products industry.”

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“We’re delighted to have DMI join our ranks,” says Avrim Lazar, president and CEO of FPAC.  “The company is an integral part of the Canadian forest products industry providing the community of Peace River, Alberta, with hundreds of jobs while sustainably managing the forests and meeting the environmental standards that Canada’s forest products industry is known for worldwide.”

DMI is an integrated forest products company, first established in western Canada in 1969 where the company is joint venture partners with West Fraser Timber at Cariboo Pulp and Paper.

DMI also operates a modern hardwood/softwood kraft pulp mill in Peace River that has become one of the top ten pulp producers in North America, producing 480,000 tonnes per year. DMI was named EnviroVista leader four years in a row in recognition of its outstanding environmental performance.

FPAC member companies are committed to the five principles of sustainability in the way they manage their forests – harvest legally, regenerate promptly, reduce waste and promote recovery and recycling, reduce green house gas emissions, and welcome independent scrutiny.  FPAC member companies are committed to 100% energy self sufficiency, and are pursuing carbon neutrality through the supply chain by 2015.


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