Sustainability
May 8, 2018 – Three individuals have been appointed to the British Columbia Forest Practices Board where they will serve two-year terms.
May 7, 2018 – Paper straws will be introduced by the end of the year by Tetra Pak to help combat plastic straw waste.
May 1, 2018 - Integrated pulp and paper manufacturer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has achieved a gold rating from EcoVadis, which focuses on sustainability assessments of global companies. EcoVadis’ gold rating designation places the company in the top five per cent of organizations rated.
Apr. 5, 2018 - Greenpeace International has announced it is not renewing its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), a global timber certification scheme for which the NGO was a founding member 25 years ago.
Mar. 26, 2018 - Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has received its fifth award from the Indonesian Sustainability Reporting Awards (SRA), a Special Commendation for early adoption of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards.
Mar. 14, 2018 - UPM says it is one of the first companies to offer copy paper with the Singapore Green Label logo under the enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), which is managed by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC).
Feb. 27, 2018 - Farnell Packaging Limited of Dartmouth, N.S., has achieved certification by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) organization. Established in 1961, Farnell is a family-owned and operated company focusing on providing high-quality, innovative flexible packaging work. 

Nearly two-thirds of Farnell’s flexible packaging work is produced for the food industry with the balance being used in markets for tissue, personal care, horticulture, and other industrial applications.
Jan. 23, 2018 - McDonald’s has announced plans to improve its packaging and help reduce waste in the communities the company serves around the world.
Jan. 15, 2018 - Tolko Industries says Tolko Woodlands has officially received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications after months of hard work, replacing any current CSA certification it holds.
Dec. 13, 2017 - At the inaugural Eco-Certifications Appreciation Lunch this week, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) announced that consumer goods company Kimberly-Clark has become the first to have 12 of its pulp and paper products become certified under the enhanced version of SEC’s Green Labelling Scheme.
Dec. 12, 2017 - UPM Raflatac says it plans to expand its RafCycle recycling solution to China.
Dec. 11, 2017 - The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has unveiled the results of its 2017 Sustainability Progress Report.
Nov. 22, 2017 - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and FPInnovations are applauding Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program launched Monday in Ottawa.
Nov. 16, 2017 - FPInnovations, in collaboration with The American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) and Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), has developed a Product Category Rules (PCR) that will allow North American pulp, paper, tissue and containerboard manufacturers to communicate the environmental footprints of their products in compliance with international standards.
Oct. 3, 2017 - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced J.D. Irving (JDI) as the 2017 winner of the SFI Leadership in Conservation Award. This award, announced at the SFI Annual Conference, recognizes SFI Program Participants across Canada and the U.S. who are involved in strong partnerships focused on conservation.

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