One of the most important certifications to companies that produce wood, papers and other forest products is the FSC Certification.
Based on the Forest Stewardship Council’s website, the FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The FSC Principles and Criteria provide a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC US National Standard (v1.0) that guides forest management certification in the U.S.
In 2011, Kruger Products became the first Canadian tissue manufacturer to earn Forest Stewardship Council® certification. The latest facility that was certified is the Sherbrooke plant, which received investments of around $ 961.1M
In the first quarter of 2021, the company announced these investments and financial contributions to expand its operations in the Sherbrooke plant during a press conference. This facility will become a major hub for the production of tissue products in Québec (Canada), and the financial contributions will meet the demands from Specialty Papers division.
The company also celebrated the completion and successful start-up of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the newest plant in Brompton borough of Sherbrook, featuring Canada’s largest and most modern through-air-dry (TAD) tissue machine after investments of $ 575M. This machine will increase the annual output by 70,000 metric tonnes of bathroom tissue and paper towels for the Canadian and American markets.
“I congratulate everyone involved in building our new Sherbrooke Plant,” – said Dino Bianco, CEO of Kruger Products. “Considering the circumstances of the pandemic, it was an incredible feat to complete this massive project on time and on budget. (…) On behalf of the entire Kruger Products team, I’d like to extend a warm welcome and congratulations to the 180 new employees who have joined our team”. – he finished.