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Hemlock Wins Ancient Forest Friendly Award

Another amazing recognition for Hemlock Printers!

Burnaby, BC – Hemlock was honoured to be recognized for their continued sustainability efforts at the 2012 Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards, hosted by Canopy on December 6, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario. Seventeen awards were handed out for a variety of categories, including four printing categories. Hemlock won the Best in Class award for Printers (2,500 + tons annual paper purchases).

All winners were required to submit a rigorous survey designed to ensure the Ancient Forest Friendly™ Awards provide a true measure of the action companies are undertaking to improve their environmental standards and advance forest conservation. Hemlock was recognized for its performance in purchasing FSC® certified papers with high post consumer content. During the evaluation period, 80% of papers purchased by Hemlock were FSC® certified.

“Congratulations to all of the winners. We are honoured to be recognized by Canopy, an organization that has demonstrated that significant change is possible through collaboration with both customers and suppliers” said Richard Kouwenhoven, President and General Manager of Hemlock. “Making progress in our paper purchases is our biggest opportunity to affect positive change and will continue to be a focus for us in the future.”

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