Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) President and CEO Derek Nighbor issued the following statement today in tribute to Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of FPAC’s European counterpart, the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). Lhôte passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last week. His celebration of life will be held in Brussels tomorrow.
There’s no “I” in “Team.” Through the years, this phrase has guided American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) mission to advance forward-thinking public policy that supports the paper and wood products industry’s ability to grow the economy and create American manufacturing jobs. In our book, that success results from partnership, and nothing puts this dynamic front and center more than our Washington, D.C. Advocacy Day.
After six years of rigorous consultation with industry, environment, and social stakeholders and indigenous groups, the new standard targets the most pressing issues threatening Canadian forests today, including the woodland caribou crisis; the rights of indigenous peoples; workers’ rights including gender equity; conservation; and landscape management.