TEMISCAMING, QC, July 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec is pleased to announce that
it has received an award from Kimberly-Clark (K-C), presented by CEO Tomas J.
Falk, recognizing its leadership in providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
certified pulp that enables companies like K-C to strengthen their reputations
as sustainability leaders in the consumer products industry.
"Tembec is very proud to receive this award from a global leading company
such as Kimberly-Clark," said James Lopez, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Tembec. "This award from a key customer is a gratifying follow-up
to our FSC Winds of Change award last September. With 9.7 million hectares of
FSC-certified forestland under our management, and with the largest range of
FSC-certified products in the marketplace, Tembec is the global leader in
In 2001, Tembec was the first large-scale forestry company in Canada to
seek third-party certification for all of its forest operations in accordance
with FSC forest management standards. To date, Tembec has certified the forest
under its management, and is currently working with external supply partners
to further extend the forest areas under certification.
"At Tembec, we strive to find environmental solutions by providing
products that reduce environmental impact while meeting market needs. And we
do so with the utmost dedication to ensure excellent service to all of our
customers. We are pleased to partner with K-C in developing environmentally
sound solutions," said Yvon Pelletier, Executive Vice President and President
of the Pulp Group.
Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company
which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices.
With operations principally located in North America and in France, the
Company employs approximately 8,000 people. Tembec's common shares are listed
on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT.
Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part
of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people -
nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the
solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With
brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend,
Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries.
To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's
136-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.
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