Domtar recently received the new Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) recertification standard for the Canadian government lands that we manage in the Wabigoon forest. We successfully completed a surveillance audit on the Wabigoon Forest related to the new standards in July, and the auditor recommended that certification be maintained under the new Canadian FSC standard. “Our on-the-ground management practices, coupled with a rigorous provincially-mandated forest management planning process, help to hit the mark with FSC,” says Marie Cyr, general manager of the Dryden pulp mill. “We are proud of our record of sustainable forest management. The fact that the Dryden Mill has been operating in this forest area for over 100 years demonstrates that we are managing our forests sustainably.” The new Canadian FSC standard, which launched in June, replaces the previous National Boreal Standard and raises the bar for demonstrating sustainable forest management.
CarbonCO officially relaunched the initiative yesterday (10 December) in partnership with international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT).
Carbon Balanced Paper balances the carbon impact of the paper that printers, paper-makers and distributors use through the work undertaken by WLT.
As part of its activities, WLT has identified areas of forest that, through protection and reforestation projects, can offer opportunities for specific carbon balancing programmes.
Carbon is offset through the purchase and preservation of ecologically important forestry under imminent threat of clearance, which then locks carbon that would otherwise be released.
Carbon Balanced Paper was initially introduced in 2008 but had previously been exclusively tied into Paperlinx and was halted earlier this year when most of Paperlinx’s UK operations fell into administration.
During its initial phase prior to the relaunch, more than 350 printers in the UK had registered 12,000 individual carbon balanced print jobs on behalf of 2,500 different brands and organisations.
CarbonCO director Jonathan Tame said the initiative was an easy way for printers to add value to their clients by helping them meet their growing environmental targets and it also enables printers to attract new and prospective eco-conscious customers.
“It’s a credible way to reduce the carbon emissions of their marketing communications simply through the choice of paper,” said Tame.
“Printers can differentiate themselves from others in the marketplace and can also help customers to reduce their carbon emissions.”
Carbon Balanced Paper is now available through paper merchants Antalis UK and Denmaur Independent Papers and paper specialist Fedrigoni UK.
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