REACTION: Greenpeace responds to workers' concerns over recent campaign

Press release - June 27, 2017
MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 - In response to the concerns of the National Union of Alma Pulp and Paper Workers, the Central Council of National Trade Unions of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and the Manufacturing Industry Federation to the recent Greenpeace campaign on freedom of expression and protection of the boreal forest, Greenpeace reiterates its commitment to work towards long-term solutions that support the local economy and create jobs for generations to come.

MONTREAL, June 21, 2017 - In response to the concerns of the National Union of Alma Pulp and Paper Workers, the Central Council of National Trade Unions of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean and the Manufacturing Industry Federation to the recent Greenpeace campaign on freedom of expression and protection of the boreal forest, Greenpeace reiterates its commitment to work towards long-term solutions that support the local economy and create jobs for generations to come.

Olivier Kolmel, head of the Greenpeace Canada Forest Campaign, said:

"The Greenpeace campaign does not call for contracts to be cancelled. We have invited major publishers, who already have their own environmental procurement criteria and who are Resolute customers, to be part of the solution by working together to address sustainability issues in the forest. What we are asking for is that Resolute takes steps to recover FSC certification in the Lac-Saint-Jean region and contributes to the protection of high-value conservation forests in order to meet market demand which now expects sustainable resource management. Sustainable supply depends on this. The approach we are putting forth will help maintain jobs and provide resilience to market fluctuations.

Greenpeace invites unions to work together to advance sustainable solutions for the good of the boreal forest and for all stakeholders.

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Contact :

Philippa Duchastel de Montrouge, Communications Officer, Greenpeace, , 514-929-8227