Forests for Today and Tomorrow
The majestic forests on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, provide both natural wilderness and a bountiful source of beautiful, superior-quality forest products.
Coast Forest Products Association represents a modern industry made up of forestry companies that produce logs, lumber and pulp and paper.
Coast Forest member companies are known for their world-leading stewardship practices and focus on sustainability. They represent an innovative, high-tech industry that is creating a growing array of forest and wood products for expanding overseas and domestic markets.
Catalyst Paper is western North America’s leading producer of mechanical printing paper, and a recognized leader in sustainable business practices. It manufactures a broad range of high-quality products for customers around the world, including retailers, publishers, commercial printers, and manufacturers. Catalyst has three mills and a distribution facility in strategic proximity on British Columbia’s coast, with a combined annual production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes.
Catalyst’s commitment to sustainable papermaking is reflected in its long-lasting collaborative relationships with World Wildlife Fund on clean production and carbon emissions; Greenpeace and ForestEthics on protecting BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, and GreenBlue on transparency of performance. The company’s focus on certified fibre, renewable energy, manufacturing efficiency, and ultra-low emissions discharges positions its paper as amongst the most green sheets in North America. It also offers a carbon neutral designation under the SAGE brand on a selective basis.
The coastal forest industry wants to set the record straight. While broad and catchy statements are often made about forestry, we are now in the final days of the provincial campaign when emotions run high and politics supersede fact in the public dialogue. Though industries can be depersonalized in the mix, the impact is personal to the hard-working people whose lives depend on the health of forestry. To them, the consequences of misinformation pack a punch.
We have seen flawed claims, assumptions and information make their rounds lately. These have real consequences on real lives and we would like to provide clarification: … Read more