Environmental Stewardship

Responsible stewardship combined with a continuous improvement process, makes possible sustained economic development and an improved quality of life.

Odour Reduction Initiatives

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The mill process uses sulphur compounds that can generate an unpleasant odour even at extremely low concentrations, we’ve taken great strides to reduce times that odour is present.

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Toxic Reduction Program

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We have an ongoing Toxic Reduction program aimed at reducing the usage of toxic substances through three prescribed areas, substances we purchase, that enter our process as trace impurities, and that are created as by products.

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Environmental Policy at a Glance

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Responsible stewardship combined with a continuous improvement process, makes possible sustained economic development and an improved quality of life.

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Environmental Policy

AV Terrace Bay Inc. shares with the community important responsibilities towards the environment in which we live and work. The Company supports the responsible stewardship of the environment including forest, fish and aquatic habitat, wildlife, air, land and water.

Responsible stewardship, combined with a continuous improvement process, makes possible sustained economic development and an improved quality of life. In this spirit, AV Terrace Bay Inc. commits to implementing and maintaining an effective environmental management program that will govern its actions in environmental matters in a way that will benefit the environment, the community, our shareholders, employees and customers.

Demonstrating Environmental Leadership

  • Conduct its business in a responsible manner designed to protect the environment and to protect the health and safety of its employees, its customers and the public.
  • Assess, plan, construct and operate its manufacturing facilities and forestry operations in compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice or programs to which the Company subscribes.
  • Set environmental objectives and targets to continually improve environmental performance and provide the management commitment and resources necessary to achieve stated objectives.
  • Encourage and support research to improve its ability to protect the environment and maintain public health and safety and strive for the virtual elimination of any persistent toxic emissions from its operations.
  • Manage and protect its forest resources to ensure sustainable forest management consistent with all applicable regulations. Beyond, or in the absence of regulatory requirements, strive to maintain biodiversity, protect wildlife habitat and ecosystems.
  • Promote new technologies aimed at conserving, recycling and renewing the resources utilized.
  • Promote employee awareness and training in their environmental responsibilities and foster employee participation in environmental management.
  • Work and consult with governments and the public in the development of regulations and policies based on sound, socially acceptable, and economically achievable technologies and the analysis of environmental and health impacts.
  • Implement programs and procedures to prevent emergency events and minimize the consequences by ensuring effective preparedness and response.
  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors on its environmental status and perform audits to ensure conformance with its policies and guidelines.
  • Conduct forest management activities in a responsible manner by recognizing the values of aboriginal groups and stakeholders.

Environmental
Initiatives

Responsible stewardship combined with a continuous improvement process, makes possible sustained economic development and an improved quality of life. In this spirit, AV Terrace Bay commits to implement and maintain an effective environment management program that will govern its actions in a way that will benefit the environment, the community, and our employees.

Project Highlights

Process
Loss
Reduction
 

To reduce process losses to sewer: Install & configure PI software to collect and display all data relevant to mill operations and environmental performance.

Improve Monitoring of Boiler Efficiency

Install CO monitors on Recovery Boilers to improve monitoring of combustion efficiency.

Improve
Steam to
Condensate Efficiency

Reduce flow of foul condensates to steam stripper to improve steam-to-condensate ratio and stripping efficiency

Learn more about our other Initiatives

85% OF AV TERRACE BAY’S ENERGY USE IS GENERATED THROUGH RENEWABLE RESOURCES

10% Reduction in steam usage from 2011

25% Reduction in process losses to Mill sewers from FY’14

60% Reduction in effluent pollution discharged to Lake Superior from FY’14

50% Waste reduction targets

Download our complete Odour Reduction report here.

ODOUR REDUCTION

OUR SULPHUR GAS
EMISSION IMPROVEMENT

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The mill process uses sulphur compounds that can generate an unpleasant odour even at extremely low concentrations (parts per billion). The ambient concentration of these odorous gases is monitored continuously in the town of Terrace Bay. Odour reduction initiatives at our facility have cut the odour in town in 2015 to less than half of 2013 levels. The time that odour is present in the town of Terrace Bay is illustrated in the following graph.

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