Tree Frog Forestry News

3M’s new pulp & paper policy impacts Resolute Forest Products

March 9, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

A new pulp and paper sourcing policy, aimed at protecting forests and respecting human rights, announced Thursday by 3M in collaboration with the environmental group ForestEthics, could have implications for industry giant Resolute Forest Products. Under the revised strategy, the maker of Post-it® notes will only accept materials made from virgin fibre that can be traced to the forest source and proven to be obtained legally. Suppliers must also protect high carbon stock forest, high conservation values, and workers’ and indigenous peoples’ rights. 3M has put Resolute on notice over its relationship with First Nations, and its logging of caribou habitat, said ForestEthics executive director Todd Paglia.