Tembec adds 1.3 million hectares of FSC-certified forests

Company, jointly with Resolute Forest Products, received certificate from QMI-SAI Global

November 22, 2012
by PurchasingB2B staff

MONTREAL—Tembec has received group certification of forest management units 084-51 and 087-51, covering over 1,375,000 hectares near Senneterre, Quebec, from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) under the National Boreal Standard.

Tembec, jointly with Resolute Forest Products, received the FSC certificate on November 6 from QMI-SAI Global, a firm of independent auditors and an FSC accredited certification body, after an audit process showing the companies’ forest management practices comply with FSC forest operations standards governing environmental and social responsibility.

“The certification of this additional area allows Tembec’s Senneterre mill to source 100 percent of its timber under a timber supply and forest management agreement that is FSC-certified,” said Dennis Rounsville, Tembec’s Executive VP and president of the Forest Products Group.

Tembec has 10.8 million hectares of FSC-certified forests and offers the broadest range of FSC-certified products on the market to help its customers meet consumer demand for environmentally responsible solutions.