Honesty as policy
Our open and honest approach to communications has earned us credibility among skeptics such that we continually challenge industry myths and misconceptions.
Our transparency in communicating our values, operating practices, progress and impacts as a manufacturer of paper products is as important to us as it is with our stakeholders. We approach reporting of financial standing and environmental, social, and corporate governance with equal measure. With recognition that our operations are far-reaching, beyond the boundaries of the communities we occupy, we make it a priority to deliver and make available timely operations and product data accessible to all stakeholders – online, in-print, and in-person.
As the saying goes, apples to apples, oranges to oranges. To ensure world-class competitiveness and clout to be compared apples to apples, we believe in actively engaging in established, credible and recognized management systems and standards proven to help deliver first-class results across our business.
We take safety of our employees very seriously. To that end, we operate to the guidelines of a world-class safety framework that includes joint safety committees.
Knowing that your paper comes from ethical and sustainable sources is important to you and us. Operating to the certification standards of the FSC and PEFC ensure transparent chain-of-custody from the forest floor to your door.
Learn more about our FSC and PEFC certification »
ISO 9000, 14001 and 14064 – these are the internationally recognized standards for quality management, environmental management and greenhouse gas management that we are proud to uphold.
We have been busy putting disclosure at the forefront since publishing our first environmental report in 1993. In fact, reporting to establish transparency is the cornerstone of our entire sustainability program.
Read our most recent sustainability and annual reports »
See our Global Report Initiative disclosure index »
Read our response to the Carbon Disclosure Project »
Read our response to the Forest Footprint Disclosure »
We are not afraid to show you what is in your paper… and compare it to our competitors’.
What is our Paper Facts Label? »
Working exhaustively with all stakeholders in our industry and communities contribute to a tapestry of improved science, knowledge and cultural understanding as well as improved community quality of life and economic opportunity.
We are actively engaged in collaboration with the communities we operate in to strengthen the local fabric. Our mills are located in proximity to six First Nations bands making it vitally important to share priorities and concerns to develop important business partnerships for mutual-benefit. Learn more about our indigenous relations »
Through transparency and internal dialogue, Catalyst was one of a handful of pivotal industry representatives in resolving the War in the Woods resulting in the successful conservation of The Great Bear Rainforest and a sea change in the industry’s relationship with environmental groups. See our involvement in preserving The Great Bear Rainforest »
In partnership with GreenBlue, we have voluntarily disclosed our data for 19 key indicators of environmental performance across the supply chain, manufacturing and transportation for comparison against other suppliers measured by Metafore’s Environmental Paper Assessment Tool. Learn more about EPAT »
Our involvement and engagement with the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility allows for two-way advisory of corporate social and environmental sustainability practices and challenge the notion that “business as usual” is good enough.
We continue to push new frontiers in sustainability programs based on changing global and local issues. These initiatives and what we learn from them are helping to inform us about improvements we can make both internally to our business and externally in our outreach.
Water management is a global concern. Learn more about our community management of the Cowichan River »
Recognizing a need for policy change to create an economic model in which what is good for business is good for the environment and society, we became a founder member of the Council for Clean Capitalism.
Our on-going efforts continue to attract the attention of our customers and opinion leaders for their uniqueness and suitability for today’s issues.
We are proud to have received recognition from Greenliving for Excellence in Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Knights as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens of Canada.