By: Chronicle Journal
Resolute Forest Products Inc. says its Forest Stewardship Council certificate for the Black Spruce/Dog River-Matawin forest in northern Ontario has been reinstated.
The certificate was suspended in January 2014 following an audit by the Rainforest Alliance that resulted in a legal fight between the company and the review agency.
Resolute says it underwent two audits this year that confirmed it is in compliance with the FSC standard.
However, the company raised concerns about changes with the FSC certification process.
Resolute says until “significant” progress is made in addressing these issues, it will work to maintain its existing FSC forest certificates where possible, but will not seek new certification.
The company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea.