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Tembec receives FSC certification for more than 1,375,000 hectares of forest management units in Senneterre, Quebec

By Thu, Nov 22, 2012
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MONTREAL, Nov. 22, 2012 (CNW) -Tembec announced today it has received group certification of forest management units 084-51 and 087-51, covering over 1,375,000 hectares near Senneterre, Quebec, from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) under the National Boreal Standard, attesting to Tembec's sustainable forest management practices.

Tembec, jointly with Resolute Forest Products, received the FSC certificate on November 6, 2012, from QMI-SAI Global, a firm of independent auditors and an FSC accredited certification body, upon completion of an in-depth audit process which showed that the companies' forest management practices comply with stringent FSC forest operations standards governing environmental and social responsibility.

"We are proud of this achievement: it is the result of three years of collaboration with various industry stakeholders," said Dennis Rounsville, Tembec's Executive Vice President and President of the Forest Products Group. "The certification of this additional area allows Tembec's Senneterre mill to source 100% of its timber under a timber supply and forest management agreement that is FSC-certified."

Tembec has 10.8 million hectares of FSC-certified forests and offers the broadest range of FSC-certified products on the market to help its customers meet consumer demand for environmentally responsible solutions.

Tembec is a manufacturer of forest products - lumber, pulp, paper and specialty cellulose - and a global leader in sustainable forest management practices. Principal operations are in Canada and France. Tembec has some 4,000 employees and annual sales of approximately $2 billion. Tembec is listed on the TSX (TMB).

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