Forest Products Association of Canada

Archives for the ‘Press Releases’ category - 2007


Forest Products Industry Urges Government to Learn from its Experience

February 27, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today called on the federal government to recognize three policy imperatives essential for keeping jobs in Canada while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1990, FPAC members have not only reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 44% (7 times Kyoto baseline targets), they have done so while increasing production by 20%, improving intensity per tonne of output by 54%, improving air quality by 60%, and they are ready to do more with the creation of intelligent regulations and a tax regime that supports industry re-tooling.

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Forest Products Industry Urges Opposition to Support Back to Work Legislation

February 23, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today welcomed the government’s initiative to introduce back to work legislation to bring to an end the ongoing strike by CN’s freight conductors and switching yard employees. The industry also called on the opposition parties to recognize the significant impact the strike has already had on Canada’s economy and support the legislation.

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Promise Kept: FPAC Members Solidify Global Leadership in Sustainable Forestry Certification

February 7, 2007 Press Releases No comments

In January 2002, the member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada’s (FPAC) undertook an ambitious commitment, the only one of its kind by a national forest products trade association in the world. FPAC members committed to certify all of their forestry operations to one of three major internationally recognized 3rd-party sustainable forest management (SFM) standards by the end of 2006.

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Forest Products Industry Solidifies its Leadership on Climate Change

February 7, 2007 Press Releases No comments

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) today released its first ever FPAC Sustainability Report, measuring FPAC member progress against a range of environmental, social and economic indicators. A key highlight of the report is that FPAC member companies continue to make significant strides towards meeting their climate change commitments, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by an unprecedented 44% since 1990, more than seven times the 6% reductions called for in the Kyoto Protocol.

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