MONTREAL, May 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec supports the Guidelines for
Sustainable Paper Products, released April 24 by GreenBlue, which
provide the common language and framework the paper products industry
needs to take practical and profitable steps toward sustainability.
The Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products is a joint effort of
GreenBlue, a non-profit organization that equips business with the
science and resources to make products more sustainable, and its Forest
Products Working Group, made up of ten leading companies including
Tembec. The Guidelines provide much needed common definitions of
sustainable paper products, and outline what sustainability means for
the paper products industry, for its customers, and for the community
The Guidelines envision a paper products industry in which every product
is designed to be safe and healthy for individuals and communities
throughout its life cycle; sourced responsibly; manufactured,
transported, and recycled using clean technology and renewable energy;
and, after use, effectively recovered and recycled to provide a
valuable resource for the next generation of products.
"Tembec worked with GreenBlue and other industry partners on the
Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products because we believe adopting a
common language and shared values about sustainability will help our
industry embrace sustainable development," said Chris Black, Tembec
Executive Vice President and President, Paper and Paper Pulp Group.
"This continues Tembec's long history of working with a wide range of
stakeholders to ensure responsible stewardship of resources and
The Guidelines provide the information companies need to evaluate the
sustainability of their operations, identify opportunities for
profitable improvement, and integrate life cycle thinking and
sustainable criteria into business strategies.
The Guidelines will evolve over time, and Tembec will continue
contributing to GreenBlue's Forest Products Working Group, whose other
members are: Avery Dennison, Avon Products, Bank of America, Catalyst
Paper, Domtar, HAVI Global Solutions, RR Donnelley, Sappi Fine Paper
North America, and Staples.
For more on the Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products click here.
Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products - lumber, pulp, paper and
specialty cellulose - and a global leader in sustainable forest
management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France.
Tembec has some 3,700 employees and annual sales of approximately
$2 billion. Tembec is listed on the TSX (TMB).
For further information:
Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs
Tel.: 416 775-2819
Manager, Paper Pulp Marketing and Market Research