Alberta-Pacific (AL-PAC) Forest Industries is to embark on Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for all of its 58,000sq km forest management area in the Alberta Pacific region of Canada.
The decision will make AL-PAC only the third FSC-certified forest industry company in Canada.
AL-PAC public affairs co-ordinator Brydon Ward said the firm would conduct an independent audit in early 2003 using US and Canadian forest audit company Smartwood. 'In our minds, this is as green as it gets,' he added.
Ward said FSC certification was an endorsement of AL-PAC's environmental commitment. 'People are too easy to tar AL-PAC with the same brush as …