Resolute Launches Boreal Forest Facts Website to Coincide with International Day of Forests
United Nations’ 2014 Theme is “Celebrating Forests for Sustainable
MONTREAL, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Resolute Forest Products Inc.
(NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today launched the Boreal Forest Facts website (www.BorealForestFacts.com) to coincide with the United Nations’ 2014 International Day of Forests,
providing a new digital resource highlighting the company’s ongoing
efforts to promote sustainable forest management in one of the world’s
most vibrant ecosystems.
“Canadians have much to be proud of when it comes to the sustainable
management of our forests,” said Richard Garneau, president and chief
executive officer. “This site will offer a wealth of information about
the boreal, the forest products industry, and the future of this
renewable resource upon which so many of us depend.”
Resolute recognizes the importance of sustainable forestry practices.
The company depends on a vibrant, sustainable boreal forest. Canada
stands as a global leader in sustainable forest management, and in
fact, a study by Yale University identified Canada’s forestry laws and
regulations as among the most stringent in the world. Less than a
quarter of one percent of the boreal is harvested each year, with five
times that amount affected annually by natural disturbances such as
fire, disease and insects. Well over 40% of the boreal is wholly out of
bounds for the forest products industry in both Ontario and Quebec. Of
the area available for harvesting, additional portions (38% in Quebec,
and 34% in Ontario) have been set aside for conservation or other
These facts and many more can be found on Boreal Forest Facts. Other featured topics include Forest Stewardship; Safeguarding
Caribou; First Nations; and Why Sustainability Makes Business Sense.
For more information, visit www.BorealForestFacts.com.
About Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products
industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint,
specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or
operates over 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in
the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets
in Canada. Marketing its products in close to 90 countries, Resolute
has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to at least one
of three internationally-recognized sustainable forest management
standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock
symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock
Resolute and other member companies of the Forest Products Association
of Canada, as well as a number of environmental organizations, are
partners in the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The group works to
identify solutions to conservation issues that meet the goal of
balancing equally the three pillars of sustainability linked to human
activities: environmental, social and economic. Resolute is also a
member of the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Savers program, in which
businesses establish ambitious targets to voluntarily reduce greenhouse
gas emissions and work aggressively toward achieving them.
SOURCE Resolute Forest Products Inc.