The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in China. All forest certification activities must comply with the forest certification requirements which require adherence to Chinese national certification standards. “This is an important and historic step for Chinese forestry workers, Chinese forest dependent-communities and Chinese forests, as it recognizes the extensive work undertaken by a multitude of stakeholders to develop both the CFCC Chinese national forest certification and chain of custody certification standards and system,” said Mr. Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “In addition, both these national standards have been thoroughly assessed, resulting in international recognition through PEFC endorsement.”
In 2011, Resolute made an ambitious commitment: to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1 and 2) by 65% by 2015, compared to 2000 levels. Thanks to significant efforts deployed across our operations, we reached our goal ahead of schedule. But we didn’t stop there – at the end of 2019, we reached a new high of 83%. That’s the equivalent of taking over 2 million cars off the road!
Resolute continues to seek opportunities to reduce emissions and increase efficiencies. In 2019, in addition to achieving a 65% reduction in indirect emissions (scope 2) at our Coosa Pines (Alabama) pulp mill through the modernization of the cogeneration turbine, we increased operational stability and made improvements to the power boiler at our Saint-Félicien (Quebec) pulp mill; optimized the electrical power boilers at our Alma and Kénogami (Quebec) paper mills; improved control of combustion on the boiler at our Baie-Comeau (Quebec) newsprint mill; and completed the optimization project at our Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill for a 20% reduction in direct emissions (scope 1).