Domtar helps create new model for responsible forest management with group FSC certification

“Working together, we have achieved ‘gold standard’ certification from the ‘gold standard’ certifier, the Rainforest Alliance,” stated Bob Grygotis, General Manager of the Ashdown Mill. “This is not the end but in fact the beginning for us in continuing to expand the availability of FSC wood for Ashdown and FSC certified paper for our customers.”

“We have raised the bar for private land certification in the south, and we look forward to seeing the model built in Ashdown being replicated and expanded on throughout our mill system,” added Lewis Fix, Domtar’s Vice-President of Pulp Sales and until recently, the company’s Vice-President of Sustainable Business and Brand Management. “This is a perfect example of how our longstanding collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance continues to help us deliver on our promise of socially and environmentally responsible paper manufacturing.”

“We applaud Domtar and the Four States Timberland Owners Association for their hard work over the past two years as they strove towards certification,” said Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance. “This achievement reflects the Association’s true commitment to responsible forest management and we look forward to helping them expand on their efforts.”

FSC(R) C001844

FSC(R) C107626

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