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Social Purpose

Our Social Purpose

To create connections, build community and inspire actions that safeguard the health of the world’s forests.

Our Commitment

By aligning with the United Way’s Social Purpose Institute to take our environmental and sustainable practices to new levels and broaden our perspectives, we have created and defined a Social Purpose that will guide us on our business decisions for years to come.

Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a guide and applying our legacy of unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility, we landed in a place that aligned both, with a clear and concise Purpose “to create connections, build community and inspire actions that safeguard the health of the world’s forests”.

We are now committed to applying this new Purpose as a guide and lens by which we consider our business operations and strategic decisions for the years to come. Through collaboration with our supply partners, transparency with our clients and staff, and our pursuit for constant innovation, we believe that this new purpose will have a profound impact on our community, the industry and the planet on which we live.

Social Purpose in Action

Using our Social Purpose to guide our business initiatives, we continue to take actions intended to help safeguard the health of the world’s forests. Below are milestones associated with our latest initiatives.

2021

April 2021

  • Hemlock launches Lynx Opaque PC 30% as an automatically carbon neutral Zero House Sheet with Domtar. The line-up of ZERO House Sheets now includes four paper line-ups.

January 2021

  • World Wide Wrap generates $10,000 to Canopy Planet and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada.

2020

October 2020

  • Hemlock launched the Wild World Wrap campaign, with 10% of the proceeds going to help protect the world’s forest through Canopy

September 2020

  • Hemlock launched Rolland Enviro PC 100 as an automatically carbon neutral Zero House Sheet.

August 2020

  • Hemlock joins Canopy Planet’s Pack4Good campaign.

February 2020

  • Hemlock made business cards and Digital House Sheets carbon neutral.

2019

November 2019

  • Hemlock launched Mohawk Options PC 100 as an automatically carbon neutral Zero House Sheet

May 2019

  • Hemlock's Social Purpose was announced at an SPI event held at Capilano University.

April 2019

  • Hemlock hosted the Social Purpose Institute at United Way at our main office in support of the government’s announcement to invest over $1M into the institute.

February 2019

  • Hemlock welcomes their first ever full-time Sustainability Coordinator.

2018

March 2018

  • Hemlock joined the first cohort of the Social Purpose Institute by the United Way.