Resolute Forest Products has operated in the Canadian boreal forest for generations: our earliest parent company was founded here in 1816. It is our home, as well as the home of those who came before us. And we consider it both a privilege and a responsibility to be here for generations to come.
This responsibility defines who we are and how we operate as a company, and as individuals, including in the boreal forest. For the health of our business, and in fulfillment of our values, we must carry out our work in a way that respects the environment and wildlife of the boreal forest, its economic survival and the traditional, social and cultural values of the people who call it home. We cannot – we must not – sacrifice one at the expense of another.
Forest Conservation in Action
Indeed, our business depends on the sustainability of the forests from which our products are sourced. 100 percent of the woodlands that Resolute manages are independently certified to one or more of three internationally-recognized sustainable forest management standards.
Because we take sustainable forest management so seriously, in 2010, we helped found the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The CBFA, the largest conservation effort of its kind, anywhere in the world, was created to provide a framework for disparate groups – businesses and NGOs – to work together to conserve the boreal forest, while also protecting the prosperity of forest products companies and the people and communities that depend on the boreal forest for their livelihoods.
More Must Be Done
We believed, and still believe, that this is a worthwhile goal. But if we are to achieve it, the CBFA must be expanded to include those who would feel the impact of its outcomes most: the First Nations communities and other 2.5 million Canadians who call the boreal forest home, as well as the governments, who owns the land.
Thank you for your interest in protecting the boreal forest. We invite you to use this site to learn more about the forest and ways to conserve it as well as the livelihoods of those who depend upon it. We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have.