Environment & Sustainability
Tembec to receive award
September 18, 2007 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Temiscaming, QC — Tembec is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Forest Stewardship Council Canada a…
Temiscaming, QC — Tembec is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the Forest Stewardship Council Canada as the recipient of the 2007 Winds of Change Award, recognizing the company’s contribution to safeguarding Canadian forests. Ontario Environment Minister, Laurel Broten, will present the award to James Lopez, Tembec’s president and CEO, at an FSC gala in Toronto on September 28.
“This prestigious award recognizes our ongoing commitment to our FSC partnership and the leadership role that Tembec has taken in responsible forest management,” said Lopez. When Tembec sought third-party certification of all its forest operations in accordance with FSC’s forest management standards in 2001, it was the first large-scale forestry company in Canada to do so. To date, Tembec has certified over 90% of the 8.8 million hectares under its management, making it the largest producer of FSC products in the world.
“In conferring the FSC Wind of Change Award,” Antony Marcil, President and CEO of FSC Canada said, “the Board of Directors of FSC Canada is recognizing that Tembec was first out of the gate among large-scale forest managers and, in so doing, has made an exceptional contribution that is changing the face of forestry and the wood fibre-based industry in North America.”
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