Tembec is committed to the implementation of sustainable forest management. Sustainable forest management involves meeting society's need for forest products and other benefits while also respecting the societal values and protecting biological diversity. The concept of sustainable forest management is embedded into Tembec's corporate mission statement, which is
To be a low-cost, profitable integrated forest products company converting forest resources into innovative and competitive quality products for customers while protecting the environment and creating positive long-term social, cultural and economic benefits for the region and its people, employees and shareholders.
The purpose of this Sustainable Forest Management Plan (SFM Plan) is to maintain and enhance the forest for the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of the people who depend on the forest. It describes Tembec's long-term commitments to their 'Criteria and Indicators of Sustainability' through the implementation of the associated management strategies and operational approaches outlined. The plan has been prepared in support of the Forest Stewardship Council principles, and is intended to provide strategic direction for the preparation and approval of Forest Stewardship Plans (licensed tenures) and/or other management commitments.
The scope of the SFM Plan is all of Tembec's operations on public lands Tembec manages within the Peace Region.