Catalyst achieves PEFC chain of custody at Canadian paper mills

    RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) has obtained
chain-of-custody certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of
Forest Certification (PEFC) for its four Canadian paper mills. The
certification is effective September 1, 2009 and replaces the
PricewaterhouseCoopers chain of custody which was implemented in 2004. Unlike
the previous system, PEFC enables Catalyst to label select paper products as
originating from forests managed to specific certification standards.
    "Catalyst has a well-established environmental management system at all
our mills," said Richard Garneau, president and CEO, "and this extends to our
preference for certified fibre. Converting our BC mills to PEFC - a widely
recognized chain of custody - lets customers know our fibre sourcing, tracking
and verification also measures up to high standards."
    Earlier this year, the company achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
certification at its recycle mill in Snowflake, Arizona. Catalyst also
produces FSC-certified de-inked pulp at its Paper Recycling Division in
British Columbia.
    PEFC is an independent, non-profit organization that assesses and
mutually recognizes national forest certification programs developed through
multi-stakeholder processes. Catalyst manufactures paper using fibre certified
under two PEFC-recognized programs - the Canadian Standards Association and
the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
    Catalyst will allocate and track available fibre supplies using the
credit system so as to ensure that select paper products contain 100 per cent
certified fibre. Under PEFC, customers are able to give their support for
certification greater visibility with on-product use of a PEFC label or an SFI

    Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint
and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers
in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With six mills
strategically located in British Columbia and Arizona, Catalyst has a combined
annual production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. The company is headquartered
in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and its common shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CTL. Catalyst is listed on the Jantzi
Social Index(R) and is ranked by Corporate Knights as one of the 50 Best
Corporate Citizens in Canada.

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