Marathon Pulp Earns FSC Certification in Big Pic Forest
Aug. 11, 2008 - Tembec and Kruger are pleased to announce that their joint venture, Marathon Pulp Inc., has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its forestry practices on the Big Pic Forest, a 650,000-hectare public sustainable forest license in Northern Ontario.
"This certification demonstrates our desire to expand Tembec's 2001 commitment to seek third-party FSC certification for all of its forest operations by working with external supply partners to further extend the forest areas under certification," said James Lopez, president and CEO of Tembec.
Marathon Pulp received its certification from the Rainforest Alliance SmartWood Program, a Forest Stewardship Council accredited certifier, following an in-depth audit process that found that the Company's forest management practices comply with FSC's rigorous standards for environmentally and socially responsible forestry practices.
Marathon Pulp operates a northern bleached kraft pulp mill and is equally owned by Tembec and Kruger. Tembec is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations. The mill is located on the northern shore of Lake Superior in the Town of Marathon, Ontario and employs about 230 people.
SOURCE: Tembec Inc