chain of custody

By: Howe Sound Pulp & Paper  09-12-2011
Keywords: Fibre, Pulp and Paper


Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation (HSPPC) is committed to environmentally sound business practices.  To this end, HSPPC has established a Chain of Custody (CoC) & Controlled Wood System that provides a linkage between certified forests and the raw material we use in our manufacturing process.

We are able to provide the assurance to our customers that we will:

·         Track the country and district of origin of our fibre sources.

·         Track and record the volume of certified fibre from forests certified by:

  • Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management (CAN/CSA-Z809)

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI)

·         Track and record the volume of non-certified fibre and ensure that best efforts are implemented to avoid trading and sourcing controversial wood fibre.   This means that all wood fibre:

  • Originates from a legal and authorized source.

  • Is harvested with consideration to traditional or civil rights.

  • Is not harvested from high conservation value forests.

  • Does not originate from forests being converted to non-forest use or from forest containing genetically modified trees.

·         Maintain a Management System for the tracking of the fibre, including annual audits and management reviews to ensure the controls and documentation are effective and maintained.

·         Communicate information to our customers regarding the Chain of Custody and certified fibre used in our manufacturing process.

Mac Palmiere, CEO & President

Nov 2010 

Keywords: Fibre, Pulp and Paper

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