Environment & Sustainability
Port Hawkesbury Paper’s annual sustainability report focuses on forest stewardship and wind farm
August 8, 2023 By P&PC Staff
Port Hawkesbury Paper has released its annual Sustainability Report. The report is an accounting of the company’s efforts and results in environmental performance areas of energy management, waste reduction, water use, forest and indigenous lands stewardship and community engagement.
In addition to a look at trends in these key areas, report highlights include:
- Celebrating 15 years of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC C023189) certification and successfully transitioning from the FSC Maritime standard to the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard of Canada.
- The approval of PHP’s Goose Harbour Lake Wind Farm Project by the Minister of Environment, with construction to begin in 2024. The 130-megawatt wind farm will supply up to 40 percent of the facility’s required electrical power and reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Transitioning the Woodlands Department to a new forest management system and a 100-year plan, which collectively manages biodiversity conservation, multiple resource use, ecosystem functions, natural conditions, and increased fibre production objectives.
“We are proud to share our Sustainability Report, which serves as a testament to Port Hawkesbury Paper’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement. This report underscores the work done by our employees to effectively innovate and improve our sustainable practices, as we strive to minimize our ecological footprint and bolster long-term growth,” said Bevan Lock, co-mill manager at Port Hawkesbury Paper.
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