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 980 million trees on owned or Crown land in Canada - a national record.
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.
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
We operate effective programs to reduce waste generation - both at the process and overall plant level.
Wherever possible we repurpose materials typically sent to landfill through new partnerships.
We ensure traditional recyclable materials, such as paper, plastic, glass, cardboard and scrap metals are collected and recovered at every facility.
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.
We optimize incoming water flow rates.
We look for every opportunity to recycle cooling and process water.
We carefully maintain the quality of out flow.