New Pulp Giant

By Delores Broten
The Watershed Sentinel
December 1, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Paper Excellence, now one of the largest forest companies in Canada, is a complex maze of interlinked corporate ownerships and spin-offs, according to a new report, Papering over Corporate Control: Paper Excellence’s relationship with Asia Pulp & Paper and the Sinar Mas Group. Produced by Greenpeace, the Environmental Paper Network, Rainforest Action Network, and Woods & Wayside International, it focuses on the complex structure of ownership – tracing a thread from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), notorious for logging rainforest in Indonesia, to the Sinar Mas Group owned by Indonesia’s Widjaja family, to the publicity-adverse founder of Paper Excellence – who is also the son of the head of APP. …Graham Kissack, Paper Excellence’s Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety, and Communications, replied to the report insisting that Paper Excellence was run as an independent company. Corporate structure aside, the amount of forest land now controlled by Paper Excellence in Canada should be of concern.

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