Wood Chips - White Birch Paper

Fiber Supply Policy

An environmentally responsible approach

White Birch Paper understands the environmental, economic and social values of forested lands. We are committed to fulfilling our customers’ needs while supporting responsible stewardship of natural resources. As a result, we have a responsibility to our employees, customers and other stakeholders to ensure that our products contain wood fiber that has been responsibly managed and harvested.

Chain-of-custody processes

To protect natural resources and long-term biodiversity, White Birch paper has implemented a chain-of-custody process that allows us to trace the fiber we use back to its origins in forests. This process helps ensure that all our fiber supplies come from forests that are managed for sustainability and that they are in compliance with the rules and principles of forest management.

We also implement our best efforts to avoid trading and sourcing:

  • illegally harvested wood,
  • wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights,
  • wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities, and
  • wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted
  • wood that is harvested from forests that are converted to plantation or non-forest use.

Policy for recognizing and respecting the rights of indigenous people

White Birch Paper is a proactive company, by adopting environmental procedures in the manufacturing of its paper. It is committed to offering products that meet the requirements of its partners while ensuring its economic viability. The virgin fiber used in our products comes from sustainably managed forests, respecting environmental, social and economic values. Among the social values, PWB recognizes the rights of Aboriginal peoples as the first occupants of the territory that today constitutes Canada. As part of its commitment to Indigenous communities and fostering harmonious relations with them and its suppliers, PWB is committed to responding to and sharing forest management information associated with the supply regions of its facilities. As needed, PWB is committed to communicating and sharing relevant information with Indigenous Peoples.