CORNER BROOK, NL, Aug. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Kruger Inc. today announced that Woodland Operations at its Corner Brook Mill have achieved certification under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) National Boreal Standard. Issued by QMI-SAI Canada Limited, an FSC-accredited organization, the certificate recognizes that all woodland operations comply with FSC requirements, including management planning, road construction and maintenance, harvesting operations, fibre transportation, silviculture and support activities.
"Achieving FSC National Boreal Standard certification is part of our long-standing commitment to environmental protection and the result of our employees' dedication to managing and using resources responsibly," said Pat Tompkins, Woodlands Manager, Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited.
FSC standards are among the strictest and most recognized in the global forest industry. Kruger's Corner Brook Mill obtained this certification after a rigorous auditing process, building on its existing certifications to the ISO Environmental Management and CSA Sustainable Forest Management Standards. The new certificate (license code QMI-FM/COC-001506) covers forest management districts nos. 5, 6, 9, 14, 15 and 16.
In recent years, Kruger Inc. has achieved several FSC certifications, including FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for its Québec paper mills and sawmills (license code FSC-C103971) and for the five Kruger Products tissue mills (license code FSC-C104904), as well as FSC certification for its forest management practices in Québec (license code SW-FM/COC-004672).
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates facilities in Québec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States.
SOURCE: KRUGER INC.
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