To mark Earth Day's 50th anniversary, Earth Day Canada and Earth Day Initiative, in collaboration with Corporate Knights, have released the 50 Top Business Moves for the Planet. Cascades is pleased to be included on this list for its pioneering role in recycling. The Company's strong dedication to promoting recycled fibres in the manufacturing of its products played a key role in this decision. "In the 1950s, we could not have foreseen that the simple idea of diverting material from landfills to recovery would go so far. By giving new life to this material, we reduce the pressure on natural resources and minimize waste. Even though the idea wasn't popular at the time, I am very proud that we were true to our values and ideals, and continue to honour them today" said Alain Lemaire, co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cascades.
The global public consultation for the Macedonia national forest certification system is now open. Stakeholders globally are invited to comment on its compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by 18 March 2017.
The Council for Sustainable Forest Management in the Republic of Macedonia is one of our newest national members after joining last November during the General Assembly. This means it’s the first time the national system has been submitted for endorsement.
The PEFC Collaboration Fund has played an important role in helping to prepare this national system for endorsement. Following on from an earlier project in the Balkans, we have been working with CNVP Macedonia since 2014 to guide Macedonia through the system development process.
The final objective of the project was the submission of the system to PEFC for endorsement.
Every national system submitted to us must go through a rigorous process before it can receive endorsement. This means we know our requirements are applied consistently at national level.
As part of this process, we seek comments and feedback from all interested parties through a 60-day global public consultation.
All comments received during the consultation will be provided to the independent organization carrying out the assessment. This valuable information will help determine whether the national system is in compliance with our international requirements.