Our environmental management system

We were leaders here long before “green” became a buzzword. In 2000, Tembec was the first major Canadian forest products company to implement across all of its operations an Environmental Management System (EMS) that complies with the ISO 14001 standard.

Internationally recognized best management practices

Our EMS provides a rigorous management structure that is applied in all Tembec manufacturing and forest operations under our control. The EMS is an internationally recognized set of environmental best management practices that guides all activities that have a relationship with the environment. The EMS facilitates the achievement of important sustainability objectives and programs, such as maximizing environmental performance in manufacturing, and maintaining Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification in all forestry operations.

All Tembec manufacturing and forestry operations are required to maintain an ISO-14001 certifiable EMS. Presently, the following operations are certified to the ISO-14001 standard:

  • the Temiscaming and Matane manufacturing facilities.
  • the Abitibi-East, Abitibi-West, and the Témiscamingue forest operations.

Tembec makes the news

Noteworthy media coverage of subjects that touch Tembec and our industry: