Sustainability
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) intends to help strengthen Aboriginal Peoples' rights in Canada by rigorously applying free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to FSC's forest management standards.
As part of its ongoing efforts toward continuous improvement in sustainable forestry, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has opened its 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant...
Towel and tissue producer Cascades Inc. received the Environmental Strategy of the Year award from Pulp & Paper International at the 2013 PPI Awards ceremony in Dubai. In addition, the Cascades® Moka® product line won the company a...
A sixty-day public comment period is now open for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) draft of a new standard for 2015-2019. The draft new standard includes new performance measures to: conserve biodiversity in fiber sourcing;...
After months of due diligence, Ottawa’s Windmill Development Group and Domtar have signed a definitive agreement of sale for Domtar’s property on Ottawa’s Albert and Chaudière Islands and downtown Gatineau, Que. The...
Domtar Corporation will sell its Ariva paper distribution business in the United States to privately-held Central National-Gottesman Inc. The business will be integrated into Lindenmeyr Munroe, a division of Central National-Gottesman.
Tensions between Resolute Forest Products and some of the conservation groups involved with the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement have reached a boiling point. Several groups announced on May 21 that they are suspending further work with...
Torstar Corporation, publisher of the Toronto Star newspaper and Harlequin books, has launched corporate environmental purchasing principles to encourage suppliers to eliminate the use of fiber from ancient and endangered forests, and empower...
Canada’s national standard for sustainably managed forests, and its companion standard for woodlots, was recently reaffirmed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA).  There are over 40 million hectares independently certified to...
Paper manufacturer and distributor Domtar has signed an agreement to acquire Xerox's paper and print media products business in the United States and Canada.
Greenpeace is making peace with Resolute Forest Products, and withdrawing allegations the activist group made last December with regard to Resolute Forest Products and the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.
The World Bioenergy Association released a fact sheet about the carbon neutrality of sustainable biomass from forests during the COP18 UN Climate Change Conference.
Tembec has received group certification of two forest management units, covering approximately 1.4 million hectares near Senneterre, Que., from the Forest Stewardship Council® under the National Boreal Standard.
Resolute Forest Products has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of Company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute...
The price of forest carbon credits doubled in 2011, leading to a record market value of $237 million, according to Leveraging the Landscape: State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2012.
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