Environmental Leadership

Reducing our impact on the environment and pioneering sustainable ways to serve our customers has been a priority at Ariva for years. We are proud to be an industry leader in environmentally responsible practices, products and people.

Ariva is committed to delivering the broadest range of sustainable paper and packaging solutions—from business papers and fine printing papers to publishing papers and packaging products. We partner with leading mills around the world who share our support for sustainability. And we've created a comprehensive Environmental Report Card for all products, specifying which environmental criteria they meet—from FSC® certified to Green-e to Green Seal. We even have papers manufactured with wind power.

Count on Ariva to help you achieve your objectives for environmentally responsible business practices that benefit us all.

Carbon Neutral Program

As Canada's leading distributor of printing paper and packaging solutions, Ariva® is taking a local leadership position within our industry to ensure the sustainability of our environment, and to help you do the same - not because the government says so, but because it's the right thing to do.

When you participate in Ariva's Sappi Brands Carbon-Neutral Program, we apply credits to fully offset the already low greenhouse gas emissions of Sappi's papers, resulting in a100% carbon-neutral paper at a very affordable cost. Ariva does this through our partnership with Carbonzero and their two projects: Ontario Biodiversity Afforestation Project (OBAP) and Southern Quebec Afforestation Project (SQAP).

If you wish to promote the use of 100% Carbon Neutral paper, Ariva will supply a Sappi eQ tool CO2 manufacturing report and a Carbonzero certificate.

Click here to learn more about our Carbon Neutral Program

Certified Commitment

In 2003, we were the first paper merchant in Canada to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification.

We have since added Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Learn more about certified products

Sustainable Forestry Certified Products

Ariva offers an expanding array of products with chain of custody (CoC) certification by the world's three leading independent sustainable forestry standards organizations. This assures environmental responsibility, from forest to you.

Why Certification Matters

Ariva is proud to meet the demanding standards to achieve certification by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).

Our certifications offer you greater assurance about the origin of raw materials used in the certified products we sell. Our ability to track the wood sources used by our CoC suppliers helps ensure that every certified product you purchase is sourced from sustainable, responsibly managed forests. And that benefits everyone.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

The FSC® is a non-profit, international, independent membership organization that develops standards and certifies that wood harvesting is done within their environmentally conscious standards from responsibly managed forests. Ariva offers one of the most extensive lines of FSC®-certified papers.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® is a comprehensive, independent certification program that works with environmental, social and industry partners to improve forest practices in North America and fiber sourcing worldwide.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)

The PEFC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, global umbrella organization promoting forest sustainability, supported by 149 governments worldwide. Wood and paper products bearing the PEFC seal promote sustainable forestry management practices throughout the world.

Professional Guidance

Need help selecting certified products to meet your requirements? The experts at Ariva have the expertise and training to guide you-just give us a call.

Virgin vs. Recycled

Ariva is committed to balancing our customers' supply needs with the need to minimize impact on our natural resources.

While much emphasis in the marketplace has been placed on using recycled materials, fibre can only be recycled between 5 and 7 times, making input of virgin fibre into the paper stream essential. That's why we provide products that include both virgin fibre from responsibly managed sources, as well as recycled content. Virgin fibre harvested using recognized third-party-certified sustainable forestry practices is as environmentally sound as the use of recycled fibre.

Green Practices

Throughout our organization, Ariva continuously seeks out innovative ways to "go green,"

from company-wide recycling to energy-saving lights. We are continuously striving to enhance our sustainability to improve the balance among the economic, environmental and social implications of our operations.

Responsible Parent

Our parent company, Domtar, was the first forest products company in North America to achieve FSC® certification from forest to customer.

The company has played an active role in numerous environmental initiatives, including over a decade of collaboration with Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs). In addition, Domtar has demonstrated its commitment to reducing greenhouse gases and uses nearly 75% renewable fuels to manufacture its products.

Innovative Online Sustainability Tools

If you're like most companies, you want to reduce your impact on the environment. As a known leader in sustainable paper solutions, Ariva can address your paper and packaging demands with sustainable products and expert guidance.

Ariva is your go-to resource whenever the need arises, and this includes providing you with Ariva updates, telling you about new products and programs, and ensuring you're aware of key mill tools. Use Domtar's Paper Trail®, a resource calculator with unmatched transparency, and check out Sappi's sustainability resources. These innovative tools are designed to help you understand your company's impact on the environment when it comes to paper use.

The Paper Trail®

Brought to you by Domtar, The Paper Trail® is one of the industry's most transparent resource calculators. Chart your own path and learn the social and environmental impacts of Domtar's responsibly crafted North American paper.

Sappi Sustainability

Sappi provides current and trusted information about sustainability in the paper industry. This information enhances companies' knowledge about environmental sustainability and their tool calculates the exact environmental benefits of choosing Sappi paper versus other brands in the market.

Industry Resources

Two Sides

Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization that was established to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper as a practical and sustainable medium for communication. Domtar is an active participant of Two Sides and Ariva shares the organization's mission to demonstrate and educate others about the great environmental story of print and paper. We're aware of how scrutinized and misunderstood our industry's environmental sustainability is, which gives us all the more motivation to do everything we can to inform, educate and enlighten.