“Cut and run”: new Greenpeace report about Kimberly-Clark

Posted: 29 April 2008 in Canada, Kimberly-Clark

A new report by Greenpeace documents Kimberly-Clark’s record of environmental destruction and social conflict in the Kenogami Forest in northern Ontario. Kimberly-Clark directly managed the forest for decades and the forest remains one of primary sources of raw material for pulp manufacture.

In a press release, Greenpeace states that in the 2 million hectares Kenogami Forest, “Years of excessive clearcut logging, bad planning, failed regeneration, weak compliance with regulations, and lack of meaningful consultation with First Nations and workers have taken a serious toll on the Kenogami Forest. Since Kimberly-Clark started logging there in 1937, intact and oldgrowth forests have been lost, threatened species have disappeared, and local communities have become embroiled in conflict with industry, frustrated after years of being shut out of the planning, management, and economic benefits of the logging happening on their land.”

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