Environment & Sustainability
Mercer International joins Alberta Forest Products Association
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
June 10, 2019 – Mercer International, which operates a kraft pulp mill in Peace River, Alberta, has joined the Alberta Forest Products Association (AFPA) as a member.
The Peace River Pulp mill employs 285 people. Mercer also owns facilities in British Columbia, Germany and Australia, and has a global production capacity of about 2.2 million tonnes per year of kraft pulp, 550 million board feet of lumber and 400 megawatts of green electricity.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mercer to the AFPA family,” says Paul Whittaker, president and CEO of AFPA, in a release. “Alberta has the most sustainably managed forests in the world and second-to-none manufacturing processes. Mercer’s reputation as an innovator and a great steward of our resources makes them an ideal partner for our association.”
David Gandossi, president and CEO of Mercer, says, “Our focus on operational excellence, along with our unique approach to sustainability and ecosystem-based forestry, align well with the objectives of the AFPA and we are pleased to join this important organization.”
The AFPA is the voice of Alberta’s forest industry. Forestry creates 40,000 jobs in Alberta and adds $7 billion to the provincial economy.