TAKING RESPONSIBLE ACTION EVERY DAY
With the launch of the Sustainability 2015 initiative, KPLP is embarking on a new path— one that is as exciting as it is challenging.
KPLP is dependent upon natural resources for its ongoing operations. KPLP uses significant energy, water and wood fibre in producing its premium tissue products. Given this dependency, KPLP Management recognizes the responsibility to use these resources wisely and to ensure they continue to be available in the future. Some examples of this commitment include:
- Installation of a $14.5 million biomass gasification system at KPLP’s New Westminster, BC mill. This award-winning, first-in-Canada and first-in-the pulp and paper industry innovation is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% annually. This is the equivalent of removing 5,500 cars from Canadian highways.
- Installation of a $4.8 million heat recover system at KPLP’s Gatineau, QC mill. This award-winning project reuses energy to heat process water and the facility in winter, reducing the mill’s energy consumption by 11%. In addition, the project has reduced greenhouse gas emissions at the facility by nearly 15%, the equivalent of planting 1.3 million trees.
- First Canadian tissue manufacture to earn Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance, providing assurance of responsible production and consumption, from forest to product to shelf. KPLP now offers one of the largest portfolios of FSC and EcoLogo-certified products in North America.
KPLP’s move to a more systematic approach to reducing its environmental footprint builds on its past achievements. KPLP Management is incorporating a drive towards sustainability into all of KPLP's products and into every aspect of its operations—all day, every day. From the way KPLP manages its fibre and involves local communities, to how it uses energy and it invests KPLP’s profits, KPLP is considering its impact on the environment. For more information, visit KPLP's dedicated website www.sustainability2015.ca