TEMISCAMING, QC, Aug. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec today announced that it
has been named one of Kimberly-Clark's suppliers of the year. The award,
presented by Kimberly-Clark CEO Thomas Falk at a ceremony in June, recognizes
Tembec's leadership in providing Forest Stewardship Council ("FSC") certified
pulp. The FSC certification is generally recognized by consumers, governments
and environmental groups as the most stringent certification standard in the
industry. This is the second consecutive year that Tembec has received this
"Supplier of the Year" recognition.
"This award was the result of the combined efforts of all employees
associated with our pulp production from the forest right through to the
shipping floor. It was accepted on their behalf, as well as for the Company
and is recognition that we should all take great pride in," said Yvon
Pelletier, Executive Vice President and President of the Pulp Group. "It is
also consistent with our approach of providing products that reduce overall
environmental impact while meeting market needs. We are pleased to partner
with Kimberly-Clark in developing environmentally sound supply solutions."
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.
With in excess of 11 million hectares of FSC-certified forestland under
management and with the largest range of FSC-certified forest products in the
marketplace, Tembec is a global leader in resource stewardship.
Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company
which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices.
The Company's principal operations are located in Canada and France. 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 www.tembec.com.
For further information:
For further information: John Valley, Executive Vice President, Business
Development and Corporate Affairs, (416) 775-2819, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tracy Dottori, Human Resources Manager, Forest Products Group, (819) 627-4591,