MONTREAL , Nov. 16, 2012 (CNW) -
Resolute Forest Products has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute tenures that are FSC-certified in North America to 15.8 million hectares (39 million acres), an area larger than Greece and twice the size of Ireland.
The newly-certified areas include 2.2 million hectares (5.4 million acres) in the Baie-Comeau region of Côte-Nord and 1.3 million hectares (3.2 million acres) in the Senneterre region of Abitibi, the latter representing a joint certification with Tembec. The combined area is equivalent in size to Belgium.
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