Sustainable
Forest
Management

A GLOBAL TRAILBLAZER IN GOING GREEN

Canada’s forests purify our air, regulate our water cycle, and provide a habitat for wildlife. The Canadian forest products industry has made giant strides in reducing its ecological footprint and is following strict environmental rules.

  • A Yale University study recognized Canada’s forestry regulations and laws as being among the most stringent in the world.
  • Canada is a global leader in forest management with more than 160 million hectares or 43% of the globe’s certified forests, by far the most in the Certification is an independent assessment of whether a forest company abides by progressive social and environmental practices.

GROWING A GREENER TOMORROW

Canada’s forest products industry is recognized as a global leader in the progressive management of Canada’s vast renewable forest resource. A 2014 Leger marketing survey of international customers found that the Canadian sector has the best environmental reputation in the world.

Here are just some of our environmental pluses:

  • The Canadian industry re-grows as many trees as it cuts down.
  • The Canadian pulp and paper sector has decreased its greenhouse gas emissions by about 70% since 1990.
  • Many forest companies have become energy self-sufficient, removing the need for fossil fuels. The mills are producing enough green electricity to power all of Calgary.
  • Canada has 43% of the world’s certified forests, independently assessed to follow progressive social and environmental practices.
  • Canadian forest companies are working with environmental partners to find ways to both protect the environment and retain jobs. This includes the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement.
  • Using wood products helps “green” the environment by replacing more carbon intensive materials. Wood is also a carbon sink and helps mitigate climate change.
  • Canada recycles about 70% of its paper and cardboard, among the highest in the world.
  • Even with this impressive record, there’s more to do. The industry is committed to further reducing its environmental footprint by 35% by 2020.

 

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