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Even before the pandemic, the world was moving at an increased speed. Then COVID-19 hit, and while some things ground to a shuddering halt, others were pushed forward. A world – and by extension, business – in crisis requires rational thinking coupled with swift implementation. Not an easy feat. And yet a crucial one!

TORONTO — Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry John Yakabuski and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli recently issued a statement opposing unfair duties on the Canadian softwood lumber industry.

Saint John is close to finalizing rates that three large industrial customers will pay for water in 2021 and although the city is satisfied the amounts are fair, six decades of controversy around the issue has it bracing for critics to attack anyway.

Washington state has released a new 10-year update to to its forest plan, which charts ways it will manage forestland over the next decade.

A North Bay company is betting on state-of-the-art Finnish technology to bring precision and efficiency to forest management in Canada.

WESTFORD, Mass., November 25, 2020 – Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced a new website experience highlighting its brands with the introduction of four new websites. The new portfolio of websites was designed with the user experience in mind to allow visitors to explore, learn, and find solutions to industrial processing challenges.

We are taking steps on our transformation journey to meet the consumer demand for eco-friendly and circular solutions. During the autumn 2020, we have announced several investments to shape our business for higher growth and value and to support our innovation agenda.

Brussels, 26 November 2020 - Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe, a report by Italian Member of the European Parliament Carlo Calenda (S&D – Envi Committee).

The corrugated paper box industry is facing a crisis as prices of raw material have shot up by 30-35 per cent threatening to turn the business unviable, an industry official said.

Muzaffarnagar: Paper mills in Uttar Pradesh are at the risk of closure as the Covid-19 pandemic has hit waste paper imports from several European countries and the US.

Higher cooling capacity for higher coating production

As a way of thinking, sustainability is well suited to forestry, since forests have traditionally been seen as an asset that will benefit several generations. From a forest owner’s point of view, the most essential factor in climate change mitigation is ensuring that forests remain viable.

ALPHARETTA, Ga.-- Neenah, Inc. (NYSE: NP) announced that on November 19, 2020, its Board of Directors renewed the Company’s share repurchase plan for up to $25 million of its outstanding common stock effective January 2021. The current share repurchase plan remains in effect through December 31, 2020.

MONTREALNov. 13, 2020 - Supremex Inc. ("Supremex" or the "Company") (TSX: SXP), a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and a growing provider of paper-based packaging solutions, today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020.

The Mayr-Melnhof Group was able to carry on the overall continuous business development in 2020 with solid volume and cash flow development in the 3rd quarter.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy ("Pinnacle" or the "Company") (TSX: PL) today reported revenues of $131.7 million in Q3 2020, $39.1 million or 42% higher than Q3 2019 revenues of $92.6 million.

Positive outlook supported by favourable containerboard industry dynamics

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2020 -- Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2020 and announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the quarter ending December 31, 2020, in the amount of $0.10 per each outstanding share of Verso's Class A common stock. 

Globally accredited sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis has scored Sappi Southern Africa Platinum Medal status in its assessment of how well the company has integrated sustainability principles into its business and management system.

Efforts to reduce water use, use energy efficiently and streamline resources used to ship products across the U.S. earned employees and GP facilities a variety of awards from the EPA this fall.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) presented Resolute with the 2020 Leadership in Sustainability Award for Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction during its virtual Presidents Forum. This marks the second consecutive year Resolute has won this industry award. 

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2020 -- Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), (the "Company" or "Graphic Packaging"), announced today that it has published its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.

Amcor has retained the highest sustainability rating in the packaging sector – and the second highest score possible – from MSCI ESG.

From FSC certification of our Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong bath tissue to the management of 75,000 acres of certified forestland and our cutting edge forest mapping, we are excited to be recognized by both SCS Global Services and FSC-US this year for our long-term efforts to manage natural resources.