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2011-07-07 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ForestEthics released its 2011 Green Grades Report Card, ranking a dozen U.S. Fortune 500 companies that impact forests through heavy paper use. Now in its 5th year, Green Grades has established itself as a key information source for consumers and companies seeking to match environmental values with paper purchasing and business decisions. This year Green Grades focuses on credit card, insurance and telecom companies - a group...

2011-06-29 22:18:00

US Delegation Promotes High Standards for Global Forest Products Marketplace KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a broad delegation representing US interests, members of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are meeting this week in Malaysia to negotiate standards that are applied to 350 million acres of certified forestland and 20,000 certified companies, including nearly 140 million acres and 4,800 companies in North America. Motions being addressed...

2011-06-29 06:00:00

WASHINGTON and DALLAS, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select countries. The participation scope now...

2011-06-20 16:00:00

CINCINNATI, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Formica Corporation's high pressure decorative laminates are now available with full Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification at no additional charge. FSC-certified Formica® Brand Laminate joins the recently unveiled e Series Solid Surfacing by Formica Group, the first major branded solid surfacing to contain post-consumer recycled content, as the latest surfacing options on the market designed to minimize...

2011-06-14 09:30:00

New Tool Shares Environmental and Social Impacts of Making Domtar Paper, Discloses Successes and Challenges TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - A new environmental tool from Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) offers customers the ability to view the environmental impacts of specific paper grades, providing unmatched transparency among today's industry calculators.The online tool that we call the "Paper Trail" discloses what it takes to...

2011-06-09 10:50:00

JASPER, Ind., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands of designers and facility managers prepare to descend upon Chicago, June 13 to 15, the Kimball® Office showroom, 325 N. Wells St., is ready to unveil a new "it" factor to the industry. Visitors can experience two industry-first achievements -- the new Villa(TM) lounge youth series, which tethers to the full-size version, and browse a casegoods portfolio 100 percent certified to the rigorous sustainability standards...

2011-06-03 05:00:00

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the June 5th United Nations' World Environment Day, environmental leader Carrier Corp. announced it will switch to using post-consumer recycled paper content in all of its U.S. locations. Post-consumer recycled paper is created from paper that has served its intended use and would otherwise be disposed of in a landfill or incinerator. This change at Carrier is projected to save over 600 tons of wood or 4,000 trees and...

2011-05-20 06:00:00

NYBRO, Sweden, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The once degraded forests in the Curacautin Valley in Chile have now recovered sufficiently, after hard work over the last decades, to be able to help provide a sustainable living to the people in the area, based on fair trade and responsible forest management principles. Wooden floor maker Kahrs from Sweden is the first company in the world to support and purchase dual-labelled material from Chile that meets both FSC and Fairtrade certification...

2011-05-05 13:40:00

May 11 Award Ceremony Honors Achievements in Sustainable Forestry, Agriculture, and Tourism and Climate Change TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) - Continuing its work with the Rainforest Alliance to help promote sustainability, Domtar announced today it will co-sponsor the Rainforest Alliance 2011 Annual Gala. The environmental group's 20th annual dinner and award ceremony May 11 in New York City will...

2011-04-08 14:54:00

ATLANTA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc., one of North America's largest producers of uncoated recycled boxboard, announced today that it has achieved certification to the Forest Stewardship Council(TM) Chain of Custody Standard for its Sweetwater Paperboard Mill in Austell, GA. This certification supports the continuation of sustainable fiber sourcing as the mill produces a 100% recycled paperboard product. The mill produces a variety of grades and serves major...


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