Tembec makes the news
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
Canadian leadership shows the world the future of progressive forestry
Maclean’s and L’actualité magazines published a supplement marking International Year of Forests 2011, quoting Tembec CEO Jim Lopez on our new biocomposite, next generation sustainable fiber, and on the industry’s need for people with backgrounds in engineering, biology, chemistry and skilled trades.
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, and how innovative fiber-based bioproducts will give our industry some razzmatazz. 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 on our specialty cellulose biorefinery, in Tartas, France, with interviews of Tembec’s Tartas Facility Manager Maryse Coutou and Manager Technical Services & Development Denis Sens.