We had the foresight to become pioneers in forest certification
Tembec had the foresight to become the first and largest forest products company in Canada to make a company-wide commitment to seek Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification. Working alongside World Wildlife Fund – Canada (WWF) we paved the way for other industry players to adopt FSC standards. Today, Tembec has certified nearly 10 million hectares (about 25 million acres) of forest it directly manages, which makes us one of the largest producers of FSC products in the marketplace. We’ve also achieved FSC Chain of Custody certification for our lumber, pulp, specialty cellulose, paper and chemical product operations. It’s simply the way we do business.
We work in partnership with key players like WWF – Canada
When the World Wildlife Fund – Canada (WWF) approached Tembec to certify its forests according to the strict standards of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), we rose to the challenge and took a hands-on approach with field-testing involving thousands of hours of work to make it happen. For us, it was a win-win. FSC certification became a strategic part of our business model, enabling us to improve the practice of forestry, build on our relationships with First Nations, and help ensure well-managed forests for generations to come.
We foster community involvement: Three Nations Ventures
Three Nations Ventures (3NV) – a B.C.-based company comprised mainly of Saulteau, West Moberly and Blueberry River First Nations band members, handles key functions in the log and wood chip yard at Tembec in Chetwynd. After initial training, over thirty employees perform everything from scaling and unloading to rail car shunting and mill maintenance. We support working in partnership with First Nations businesses in the vicinity of our operations because we believe in the strength of these local communities.