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Ancient Forest Friendly™ & Canopy

Ancient Forest Friendly™

Friesens offers Ancient Forest Friendly™ paper, which helps to reduce our carbon footprint and protect ancient and endangered forests and ecosystems. The Ancient Forest Friendly™ logo represents the highest ecological qualities in the paper industry. If you use paper designated as Ancient Forest Friendly™ contact your Friesens representative and ask about using the AFF logo on your book.



We are conscious of the impacts of fiber sourcing decisions on endangered species, high conservation value forests, communities and climate, in places like the BorealCoastal Temperate rainforests and Indonesian rainforests. Friesens is working closely with not-for-profit Canopy on policy implementation to ensure we carefully assess our fiber sourcing to avoid ancient and endangered forest regions.

Second Harvest: Friesens is committed to the conservation of the world’s ancient and endangered forest ecosystems. As part of that commitment, we strongly support the North American commercial scale development of pulp, paper and packaging alternatives that are derived from agricultural residues like wheat straw as a way to diversify the fiber basket and meet our continued need for high-quality, cost-effective products.

Pack4Good Initiative

Friesens recognizes that single use packaging, whether plastics or paper, currently exerts an impact on ecosystems at the resource extraction point, during production and in disposal. Addressing this requires a wholistic approach that doesn’t increase pressure on one globally vital ecosystem (e.g. forests) in order to reduce the pressure on another (e.g oceans). It is both imperative and possible to create changes in packaging use, sourcing, production and end-of-product-use management to support the shift away from single-use plastics and enable conservation of ancient and endangered forests concurrently.