Sustainability
Kruger Products has received Walmart Canada’s sixth-annual Vendor Sustainability Award. The award recognizes a company’s sustainability efforts and achievements and applauds its assistance in helping Walmart reach its own sustainability goals. Kruger Products was selected for this honour from more than 100 other suppliers.
Packaging and tissue manufacturer Cascades has launched its third sustainable development plan, which covers the 2016–2020 period. The past six years have shown Cascades that a sustainable development plan can be profitable on a number of fronts.
The Swedish research institute Innventia has published the third in its series of forward-looking reports that have gained a lot of international attention in recent years. With this report, A Cellulose-Based Society, Innventia focuses on the conditions for a vital social transformation – from a fossil-based and linear society where products are produced, used and then thrown away, to a biobased and circular society where “waste” as we think of it today will not exist and where all material will find a new use once it has served its initial purpose.
Evergreen Packaging has introduced a new line of cup stock made with renewable materials, including bio-based polyethylene. The company says this cup stock is one of the first of its kind. It is suitable for both hot and cold applications.
Cascades has exceeded the target for re-using residual materials that was set in its 2013-2015 Sustainable Development Plan. The company gave a second life to 76 per cent of the residual materials generated by its plants, exceeding its target of 71 per cent. Over this three-year period, a total of 1.4 million tonnes of residuals were recovered.
The Canadian forest products industry is pledging to help Canada move to a low-carbon economy by removing 30 megatonnes (MT) of CO2 per year by 2030 – more than 13 per cent of the Canadian government’s emissions target.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) will implement a new forest management standard in Canada, but only after considerable stakeholder engagement ensures this new standard reflects the opinions of all stakeholders.
The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) and its members welcome the signing of the landmark United Nations agreement to tackle climate change, set to take place on April 22. The agreement urges countries to implement policies that would allow them to keep a global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.
Air Canada will participate in Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport.
SCA is investing approximately 50 million SEK (about $8.1 million) in a pilot plant for the production of liquid biofuels and chemicals from black liquor. The plant will be installed in SCA’s containerboard mill Obbola outside of Umeå in Northern Sweden.
Citing unwillingness on the part of Resolute Forest Products to be involved in mediation efforts to resolve its suspended Canadian FSC certificates, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced that it has abandoned its efforts to engage Resolute in a mediation process.
The announcement of the Great Bear Rainforest Land Use Order by the Government of B.C. and First Nations is being applauded by five B.C. forest product companies as a unique solution for a globally significant area.
Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) have agreed to follow an innovative approach to sustainable forest management that takes its cue from nature.
Cascades Tissue Group and Green Seal are celebrating the 10 years of Green Seal certification for Cascades’ paper products.

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