With its products composed of mainly recycled fibre and priority given to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, Cascades responsibly sources 100% of its fibres and minimizes its impact on forests.
An Urban Forest
For Cascades, recovery bins contain a treasure trove of materials.
Every year, the company uses millions of tonnes of recycled materials to manufacture its products and in so doing reduces the overall pressure on forests and other important natural resources such as water.
of the fibres used for our
products are recycled
million tonnes of recycled fibres were
used in our products in 2019
million trees are saved by
Cascades every year
All Cascades’ plants hold multi-site certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests that Cascade’s certified products come from certified, well-managed forests and from controlled or recovered sources. New plants or acquisitions are integrated into the process according to a defined timeline.
Since fibres cannot be recycled indefinitely, we sometimes have no choice but to use virgin fibres.
Cascades makes sure to source from forests managed to the highest standards, in accordance with the eight principles of its Sustainable Procurement Practice below.
The Eight Principles of our Sustainable Procurement Practice
Respect for the environment
Respect for employees by providing adequate working conditions
Transparency in governance and communications
Strict supply chain verification
Compliance with social, environmental and economic legislation
Ethical business practices
In 2012, Cascades retained EcoVadis, a firm specializing in assessing supplier practices. This process enables us to ensure that we work with organizations that share our values.