Temiscaming Quebec July 3 2008 – Tembec is pleased to announce that it has received an award from Kimberly-Clark (K-C) presented by CEO Tomas J. Falk recognizing its leadership in providing Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified pulp that enables companies like K-C to strengthen their reputations as sustainability leaders in the consumer products industry.
"Tembec is very proud to receive this award from a global leading company such as Kimberly-Clark ” said James Lopez President and Chief Executive Officer of Tembec. “This award from a key customer is a gratifying follow-up to our FSC Winds of Change award last September. With 9.7 million hectares of FSC-certified forestland under our management and with the largest range of FSC-certified products in the marketplace Tembec is the global leader in resource stewardship."
In 2001 Tembec was the first large-scale forestry company in Canada to seek third-party certification for all of its forest operations in accordance with FSC forest management standards. To date Tembec has certified the forest under its management and is currently working with external supply partners to further extend the forest areas under certification.
“At Tembec we strive to find environmental solutions by providing products that reduce environmental impact while meeting market needs. And we do so with the utmost dedication to ensure excellent service to all of our customers. We are pleased to partner with K-C in developing environmentally sound solutions ” said Yvon Pelletier Executive Vice President and President of the Pulp Group.
Tembec is a large diversified and integrated forest products company which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices. With operations principally located in North America and in France the Company employs approximately 8 000 people. Tembec’s common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT. Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at www.tembec.com.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world s population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex Scott Huggies Pull-Ups Kotex and Depend Kimberly-Clark holds No. 1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company s 136-year history of innovation visit www.kimberly-clark.com.
Information: Richard Fahey
Vice President Communications and Public Affairs