International Forest Day

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International Forest Day

In France, forests cover more than a quarter of the country. Every year, the area covered by forests in France increases by more than 25,000 hectares. There are almost 140 different tree varieties in French forests. The wood consumed by the paper industry represents only 10% of the annual production of French forests.

Clairefontaine integrates ecology into its corporate strategy. All paper pulp comes from forests certified for their environmental management (FSC, PEFC). They are made from thinning wood cuts or sawmill offcuts.


"After having decreased, the surface area of the French forest is increasing. It represented 6.3 million hectares in 1825; it represents 15 million hectares today. Every year, the French forest grows by 25,000 to 30,000 hectares. - (Source Copacel)

Very attached to the French forest, Clairefontaine actively participates in its development and renewal. The group owns and maintains several hundred hectares of fir and spruce trees in the Vosges. It is experimenting with the most ecological management methods possible in these wooded areas.