Environment

100% of the woodlands owned and/or managed by J.D. Irving Group of Companies are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Standard.

To learn more about SFI certification standards visit

SFIprogram.orgClick on the links below to see our Certification Audits:

 
Meeting Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act Reporting Requirements
Irving Consumer Products is committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. Consistent with Ontario’s Toxics Reduction Act, Irving Tissue’s TRA reports are available to the public. The most recent reports are below.

TRA Public Reports:

Irving Personal Care Premium Baby Diapers & Children's Training Pants
Our diapers and training pants are manufactured according to the same values of environmental responsibility that guide all our operations. As part of our processes for continuous improvement in manufacturing, Irving Personal Care carefully screens the fibre and other materials to be used, follows industry best practices regarding the use of water, chemicals, and energy, and strives to reduce waste in all aspects of operations.

 

 
 


 

Our Commitment

Every Irving company is committed to operating in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner.

The Tree Growing Company®
Every time a household paper product manufactured by Irving Consumer Products Limited. is purchased, consumers show their support for responsible forest management and tree planting. Our forests are managed by specialists at J.D. Irving, Limited, a Canadian company with over 50 years of award-winning responsible forest management. As part of our efforts to reforest the woodlands our harvest, J.D. Irving, Limited specialists have planted over 944 million trees on owned or Crown land in Canada - a national record.

To learn more visitJDIrving.com  

Sustainability Goals


Sustainability is deeply embedded into our culture at Irving Consumer Products Limited. We are firmly committed to continuous improvement, applying our expertise and making long-term investments to promote a healthy, growing, sustainable supply of wood fibre while continuously reducing environmental impacts. Irving Tissue, a division of Irving Consumer Products Limited, recently adopted ambitious five-year sustainability goals (2011-2016) in four key areas of its operations.

 

Sustainability Initiatives





Fibre Sourcing


Sustainable Forestry
Irving Tissue is committed to using wood from forests managed in a sustainable way. Only fibres certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) are used to produce Irving Tissue products.



Waste to Landfill


Reduce
We operate effective programs to reduce waste generation - both at the process and overall plant level.

Reuse
Wherever possible we repurpose materials typically sent to landfill through new partnerships.

Recycle
We ensure traditional recyclable materials, such as paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and scrap metals are collected and recovered at every facility.



GHG Emissions


Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We constantly monitor and evaluate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) data across all operations.

We continue to optimize our production processes to reduce energy requirements, which minimizes fossil fuel usages and reduces GHGs.



Water Usage


Reduce
We optimize incoming water flow rates.

Recycle
We look for every opportunity to recycle cooling and process water.

Effluent Quality
We carefully maintain the quality of out flow.