Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation
3838 Port Mellon Highway
Port Mellon, BC V0N 2S0
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We are proud of our place in history—the original Port Mellon mill produced BC’s first wood-fibre based paper in 1909. Since then the mill has continued to distinguish itself by investing in new technologies as they became available. A $1.3 billion modernization and expansion project in the 1990s established Howe Sound as a North American leader in newsprint and kraft pulp manufacture.
Over the last 100 years Howe Sound has grown with the Sunshine Coast community, building a solid reputation for product excellence and ecological stewardship, and contributing to the social fabric of the entire region. Customers regularly rank us as their preferred supplier of fine kraft pulp and quality newsprint—a fact we are proud of but do not take for granted. Our reputation is built one customer at a time, and we look forward to a bright future of contributing to each and every one of our customers’ success stories.
Our quality pulp and newsprint products begin with the best natural resources – wood fibre harvested from BC’s sustainably managed commercial softwood forests.
Our chip suppliers provide a reliable flow of high-quality chips made as a by-product from BC’s sawmilling industry. The best quality logs are used by the sawmills and we procure all the trim and waste products. Also, those logs not suitable for higher-value products, are procured and made into chips at one of our chippers.
Forest practice regulations in BC and Canada are among the most stringent in the world, demonstrating leadership in forestry policy regulation, which creates high level of sustainably managed certified forests. We track those certifications using our Chain of Custody system and pass credits on with our products. Buyers can be confident they are making the right choice for the environment by choosing forest products from BC.
BC’s forests are managed in a fully sustainable manner, with mandatory reforestation. Soon after public land is logged, it must be replanted with native species suited to the local ecological conditions. BC’s forests cover 60 million hectares—an area larger than France. Less than one percent of the province’s forests are logged each year.
At Howe Sound, we take responsibility for the role we are playing in managing BC’s forests. Our Sustainability program and modern, efficient mill processes help ensure that BC’s forests are protected for future generations.
Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corporation (HSPP Corp) is committed to environmentally sound business practices. To this end, HSPP Corp has established a Chain of Custody (CoC) & Controlled Wood System that provides a linkage between certified forests and the raw material we use in our manufacturing process.
We are able to provide the assurance to our customers that we will: