Paper Excellence is a diversified manufacturer of pulp and paper, including printing and writing, packaging, and specialty papers. We believe in the enduring value of wood-based products in global markets and have built a large network of mills and chipping plants to produce them competitively. Through our distinct approach to operational excellence, we deliver high-quality and cost-effective products to international customers. We manufacture high-quality softwood and hardwood kraft chemical pulps, and chemi-thermo-mechanical pulps, that in turn are used to make packaging, papers, tissues, towels, and other specialty products. Our Catalyst facilities manufacture superior-quality specialty, printing and writing, and packaging papers for retailers, commercial printers, publishers, and customers who convert our products into their own. We have a significant economic impact in Canada, where our operations are important drivers of local and regional economies. We create approximately $4 billion annually in economic activity through wages, tax payments, purchases of goods and services, and support of indirect employment. So much of what we have accomplished is thanks to our incredible team of talented individuals who work tirelessly to set the industry standard and raise the bar. We warmly invite you to learn more about our company and the opportunities we have in store for you.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
We partner with organizations like Corporate Knights and Greenblue to enhance our commitment to sustainability — and to the natural world surrounding us. We also work hard to promote and improve the safe working conditions of our employees. Our relationships with local communities not only include ecological discussions but concerns around property taxation levels.
Catalyst has been a longtime supporter of GreenBlue, a nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable. GreenBlue’s Forest Products program includes the Forest Products Working Group, the Environmental Paper Assessment Tool and the Paper Life Cycle.
Since 1998, four of Paper Excellence’s coastal BC mills have been Great Bear Rainforest partners, working with other forest companies and Greenpeace, STAND (formerly ForestEthics), and Sierra Club of Canada. Over the past decade, 8,200 square miles of valuable forest lands have been permanently protected on BC’s central coast. At the same time, the initiative has developed a new approach to forest management and successfully implemented FSC forest management certification in the region. We’re proud of the Great Bear Rainforest and what the Ecosystem Based Management approach achieved in balancing its environmental integrity and social well-being.