RESPONSIBILITY STARTS HERE
At Paper Excellence, we believe we can accomplish greater things by working cooperatively, transparently and safely with others. This includes teaming up with employees and external groups that share some of our interests.
SUSTAINABLE FOREST BASED PRODUCTS
We partner with organizations like Corporate Knights and Greenblue to enhance our commitment to sustainability — and to the natural world surrounding us. We also work hard to promote and improve the safe working conditions of our employees. Our relationships with local communities not only include ecological discussions but concerns around property taxation levels.
Catalyst has been a longtime supporter of GreenBlue, a nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable. GreenBlue’s Forest Products program includes the Forest Products Working Group, the Environmental Paper Assessment Tool and the Paper Life Cycle.
Since 1998, four of Paper Excellence’s coastal BC mills have been Great Bear Rainforest partners, working with other forest companies and Greenpeace, STAND (formerly ForestEthics), and Sierra Club of Canada. Over the past decade, 8,200 square miles of valuable forest lands have been permanently protected on BC’s central coast. At the same time, the initiative has developed a new approach to forest management and successfully implemented FSC forest management certification in the region. We’re proud of the Great Bear Rainforest and what the Ecosystem Based Management approach achieved in balancing its environmental integrity and social well-being.
PROTECTING THE GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST
Following controversial forest campaigns in the mid 1990s, four of Paper Excellence’s coastal BC mills have been working to protect the Great Bear Rainforest through parks and protected areas and the new forest practice called Ecosystem Based Management (EBM). This work aims to bring the Great Bear Rainforest into low ecological risk while balancing well-being of local communities created by forestry employment.