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Catalyst's Four Canadian Mills Earn PEFC Certification

Sept. 11, 2009 - Catalyst Paper has obtained chain-of-custody certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its four Canadian paper mills.

Catalyst said the certification is effective September 1, 2009 and replaces the PricewaterhouseCoopers chain of custody which was implemented in 2004.

According to Catalyst, unlike the previous system, PEFC enables Catalyst to label select paper products as originating from forests managed to specific certification standards.

"Catalyst has a well-established environmental management system at all our mills, and this extends to our preference for certified fiber," said Richard Garneau, president and CEO.

"Converting our BC mills to PEFC – a widely recognized chain of custody – lets customers know our fiber sourcing, tracking and verification also measures up to high standards," he added.

Earlier this year, the company achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification at its recycle mill in Snowflake, Arizona. Catalyst also produces FSC-certified de-inked pulp at its Paper Recycling Division in British Columbia.

About Catalyst Paper
Catalyst Paper manufactures diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp. Its customers include retailers, publishers and commercial printers in North America, Latin America, the Pacific Rim and Europe. With six mills strategically located in British Columbia and Arizona, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 2.5 million tonnes. The company is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

SOURCE: Catalyst Paper




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