Sustainability
The world's forests must be recognized as "more than trees,” the XIV World Forestry Congress meeting in Durban, South Africa, concluded. Instead, forests hold vast potential to play a decisive role in ending hunger, improving livelihoods and combating climate change.
The Department of Natural Resources has created a Forest Biodiversity Science Advisory Committee to enhance the management of Nova Scotia's Crown-owned woodlands. The committee includes experts on forest science, biodiversity, ecological planning and spatial modelling.
If the Quebec government further restricts logging activities in order to protect caribou, 2,931 jobs and $367 million of economic activity are threatened, according to an Economic Note published today by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI).
Domtar’s short documentary, A Portrait on Paper, has earned three Telly Awards. Domtar's inspirational short video received a Silver Award for Best Corporate Image; a Bronze Award for Best Creative Director; and a Bronze Award for Best Editing.  The Telly Awards honor film and video productions, online video content, and outstanding local, regional, and cable tv content.
The draft, fourth revision of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group Sustainable Forest Management System (SFM) standard incorporates changes related to aboriginal relations, public involvement, safety and protection of water features.
Domtar has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program. Domtar's donation will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need to succeed as the new school year begins. The drawstring-style sackpacks come in seven bright and colorful designs and include essential school supplies.
The federal government is picking sides, supporting Canada’s forest industry in the face of a campaign by Greenpeace to discredit certain companies and practices. Minister Denis Lebel announced on July 31 that the government of Canada will finance scientific studies focused on woodland caribou and will act directly to inform forest proudcts clients to inform them of the facts about Canada’s forest management practices.
Québec Premier Philippe Couillard welcomed Grand Chief of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Matthew Coon Come at a ceremony on July 13 at which a new partnership and collaboration agreement was signed. The Grand Council of...
Sprint will test the use of paper made from wheat straw in a two-month pilot project, a company executive said recently during the Sustainable Brands conference. According to a report in the guardian newspaper on June 4, explained that Sprint...
Elected municipal officials and forest industry representatives from Quebec and Ontario met in Ottawa in late May to ask the various levels of government to step up their efforts to promote the sustainable forestry practices of Quebec, Ontario,...
Fifty volunteers from Domtar Corp. and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) gave a springtime makeover to Greenville's River Park North on Saturday, May 16.
In an open letter to the president of Resolute Forest Products Canada, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has requested Resolute “immediately stop its discriminatory activities against FSC, and take appropriate corrective and preventive...
A new video showcasing the deep connection between humans and our forests is now available. The video, entitled “Connecting to our Forests," made its debut at Forests Ontario's annual conference on February 20 to a crowd of nearly 300...
More than 50 forest managers, technicians, academics, lawyers, industry representatives and First Nations chiefs attended a meeting to discuss free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) in the context of the forest industry. Facilitated by...
Resolute Forest Products has reached a settlement in the legal case launched last May against third-party auditor The Rainforest Alliance. The lawsuit concerned draft audit reports for the Black Spruce Dog River Matawin Forests and Caribou...

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