Tembec makes the news

Noteworthy coverage about Tembec and our industry.

PwC Canada reports on Tembec and our industry

Tembec president and CEO James Lopez describes the products and markets that will shape tomorrow’s forest industry in Up front, PwC Canada's online magazine. While the collapse of the U.S. housing market was devastating for Canada’s forest products industry in recent years, Lopez sees that economic event as a blessing in disguise for the industry’s long-term sustainability.

Tembec – A biorefiner ahead of its time

IPW, the international magazine for the pulp and paper industry, has published an article on Tembec's specialty cellulose business, and how our biorefineries produce green electricity, bio-gas (methane from effluent treatment) and bio-products (lignosulfonates) in addition to high quality specialty cellulose used in such industries as pharmaceuticals, packaged foods, personal care, coatings, and construction.

Could the oil industry follow the forestry industry's lead, environmentally?

Corporate Knights Magazine published a thoughtful proposal from artist Frank James: Create an oil stewardship council modelled on the world-renowned Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), which balances environmental, aboriginal, social and economic concerns. The idea is "right on the mark," according to Chris McDonell, Tembec’s Manager, Environmental and Aboriginal Relations, and co-chair of FSC Canada's Board of Directors.

Tembec plays leadership role in breakthrough action plan to protect caribou, economy and communities in Ontario’s northeast

Forest company and conservation group signatories to the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement have taken a multi-stakeholder approach to develop a breakthrough action plan to secure the environmental and economic future of forestland five times the size of Metro Toronto. The plan is rooted in the prior collaborative work of Tembec and CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society).

BNN interview: James Lopez, President and CEO of Tembec, and Chairman of the Forest Products Association of Canada

War for the Woods – The Boreal Forest Agreement

Canadian Geographic magazine tells the story of how 21 Canadian forestry companies (including Tembec) and nine national environment organizations united to preserve the world’s largest forest. It includes a profile of Al Thorne, Tembec’s Chief Forester, Ontario, who typifies the company’s balanced and thoughtful approach to forestry.

Tembec's FSC® Story

The FSC website recaps Tembec’s leadership role in achieving Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification, and posted a video of Chris McDonell, Tembec’s Manager, Environmental and Aboriginal Relations, outlining the company’s commitment to sustainable forestry.

Forestry of the future

Canadian Biomass magazine has a striking article about forest products biorefineries that extract more products from every tree. Sound familiar? It’s exactly what Tembec is doing!

100 million hectares, 10% of Canada, 1 Generation

WWF-Canada tells the story of how Tembec was the first major Canadian company to commit to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification, and the brochure includes a telling comment from Tembec CEO Jim Lopez: “We felt FSC was a strategic part of the company’s business model.”  It’s worth noting that WWF is a founding member of FSC.

Who Cares about the Forest?

The FSC website features an eye-opening video from author and artist Franke James, who has a fresh take on forest products, forest certification and the boreal forest – where she gets a tour of a sustainable logging operation with Tembec’s Chris McDonell.

Tembec’s Tartas biorefinery

Aquitaine chimie durable produced this video (March 2011) on our specialty cellulose biorefinery, in Tartas, France.