Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Wabigoon Forest becomes latest forest to meet FSC’s new standard
Domtar has successfully completed a surveillance audit on the Wabigoon to FSC Canada’s new Forest Management Standard. The Wabigoon Forest was first certified to the FSC standard in 2008.
“Our on the ground best management practices, coupled with a rigorous provincially mandated forest management planning process, helps to hit the mark with FSC”, said 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.”
FSC Canada’s standard for responsible forestry was updated in 2019 to address the most urgent issues facing Canadian forests this century: the woodland caribou crisis, the protection of Indigenous Peoples rights, and the need to support the high conservation values that forests have to help fight the climate crisis.
“The success of this audit demonstrates our progress towards our 2020 sustainability goals”, said Paige Goff, vice president of sustainability. “Independent third party forest certification like FSC is important to our customers and we are proud to continually demonstrate our commitment to sustainability.”
Domtar is also licensed to manage the Trout Lake forest in Ontario which is on target to undergo an FSC pre-assessment audit later this year.
Source: Business Wire