Catalyst extends FSC certification

Certification applies to Catalyst's Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River mills

June 20, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

RICHMOND, BC: Catalyst Paper has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) controlled wood and chain-of-custody certifications at its three Canadian manufacturing operations. Catalyst said it had implemented FSC chain-of-custody at its recycle mill in Snowflake, Arizona, as well as Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain-of-custody at its Canadian operations.

FSC is an independent, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 promoting responsible forest management.

“Market demand for third-party verification that products come from well-managed forests is increasing,” said Tom Crowley, Catalyst Paper’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “This is the latest of many steps we’ve taken to ensure our paper products come with an excellent and credible environmental pedigree; FSC is well-known and well-regarded by many customers and we are now able to support this certification standard at all our mills.”

The certification applies to Catalyst’s Crofton, Port Alberni and Powell River mills. Fibre supply comes mainly from sawmill waste (wood chips) from coastal British Columbia. Catalyst can now apply the FSC controlled wood label to its Crofton pulp production, verifying that the fibre was harvested legally, with respect for traditional and civil rights, and does not come from genetically modified trees. The FSC chain-of-custody lets Catalyst label specific specialty printing papers as made with fibre from FSC-certified forests.