Manufactures newsprint, coated and specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company operates pulp, paper and wood products facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea. It manufactures approximately eight million metric tons annually of a range of mechanical-based printing papers, newsprint, coated mechanical and mechanical specialty papers. These products are sold to publishers, commercial printers and advertisers. The Company also sells pulp that is not used in the production of its newsprint, coated and specialty printing papers to paper, tissue and toweling manufacturers.
1. Sustainability section on website - Responsible fiber sourcing, climate change, "sustainability: our way forward"1.
2. 10/6/08 Goal to become FSC certified - "AbitibiBowater recently announced it will pursue FSC certification for forests covering 3.2 million hectares in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia; that represents less than 20 per cent of the company's logging areas in Canada and the U. S., according to McEachern."2.
1. 4/16/09 Greenpeace putting pressure on AbitibiBowater to become more green and sustainable in how the company manages their timber; particularly, the company has been said to not protect forests, like the boreal ancient forest in Canada from which they have done logging from to make paper products; i.e, toilet paper1.
2. 6/9/08 The company has a history of ignoring native american reservation rights; decades of lawsuits and peaceful protests by the people of Grassy Narrows; longest standing logging blockade in North America2.
HQ in Montreal, PQ. The company offset their carbon emissions for the Ifra expo, though we are unsure what this is all about; seems like a conference that the company attended1.