Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the release of its 2016 Sustainability Report. The report showcases Sappi’s industry leading sustainability performance. “Each year, we look forward to reporting our progress against the five year goals we set to ensure that Sappi North America continues as a thriving, sustainable, re-investable paper and paper-based packaging company,” said Mark Gardner, President and CEO, Sappi North America. “In addition to our award-winning environmental practices, this year, I am also proud of the continued innovation in our products, reinvestment in our business and commitment to safety by our employees and stakeholders. We have an eye to the future and we’re eager to see what the next year brings.” click Read More below for additional detail
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is underscoring the crucial role played by the forest sector in mitigating climate change. This comes as the 2015 United Nation’s International Day of Forests on March 21st focuses on the theme of “Forests and Climate Change.”
‘The Canadian forest products industry is part of the solution to the problem of climate change,” says David Lindsay, President and CEO of FPAC. “Our vast renewable forest resource and the actions of our forest companies are truly making a difference to this crucial issue.”
Trees absorb the carbon dioxide (CO2) that causes climate change. The forest sector also reduces dependence on fossil fuels by using residuals and byproducts to produce renewable energy. In addition, forest products such as biomaterials and bio-chemicals store CO2 and can replace products made from materials with a heavier carbon footprint. This storage can also be prolonged through recycling.
“All harvested trees in Canada are regrown ensuring forests will be there in the future to continue absorbing carbon,” says Lindsay. “It’s also exciting to see how wood fibre is being used in new innovative bio-products that also contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.”
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