SCOTTIES products and the Irving Companies
Q: Who makes and is responsible for SCOTTIES products?
All SCOTTIES products are proudly made in the USA by Irving Tissue, Inc., a family owned company committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Q: Who is Irving Tissue, Inc.?
Irving Tissue, Inc. is part of the Irving group of companies, which are all family owned companies. Irving Tissue, Inc. was founded in 1988, and since then has grown to become one of North America's leading manufacturers of household paper products. Irving Tissue USA’s corporate office is located in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Q: Who is J.D. Irving, Limited?
J.D. Irving, Limited is a diverse family owned company with operations in the USA and Canada. For over 125 years our focus has been on providing quality service and products to customers around the world. Our head office is in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. The company is internationally recognized for its efforts in ecosystem research and habitat conservation and is a national leader in the USA and Canada regarding reforestation. Our operations include:
- Forestry & Forest Products
- Shipbuilding & Industrial Marine
- Retail & Distribution
- Industrial Equipment, Construction Services & Building Materials
- Specialty Printing & Translation
- Consumer Products
Q: How are Irving Tissue, Inc. and J.D. Irving, Limited related?
Irving Tissue, Inc. and J.D. Irving, Limited are affiliated companies and part of the Irving group of companies – a family owned group of Canadian companies.
Q: Where do the new wood fibres that make SCOTTIES products come from?
SCOTTIES products are made with new wood pulp fibres from J.D. Irving, Limited’s forest operations.
Q: What are the forests used for by J.D. Irving?
J.D. Irving, Limited’s forests are used to make various quality products. In addition to consumer tissue products (facial, bath, towel, napkin), J.D. Irving, Limited’s forests are also used to make specialty wood products, corrugating medium, kraft pulp, specialty paper grades, premium kiln dried lumber (including hardwood, softwood (SPF), eastern white pine, and eastern white cedar).
Q: What are SCOTTIES products made from?
SCOTTIES products are made from new wood pulp fibres from J.D. Irving, Limited’s forests. The wood pulp fibres come from hardwood and softwood trees.
Q: Who is The Tree Growing Company®?
J.D. Irving, Limited is The Tree Growing Comapny®. Irving Tissue’s tree planting activities are managed by specialists at J.D. Irving, Limited, which has over a 50-year history of award-winning responsible forest management. J.D. Irving, Limited’s specialists have planted over 800 million trees on owned and Crown land in Canada - a national record. To learn more visit www.jdirving.com.
Q. Is SCOTTIES still Hypoallergenic?
Yes, our SOFTEST SCOTTIES EVER is still Hypoallergenic and is made without the use of inks or dyes.
Responsible Forest Management
Q: What do you mean when you say you manage your forests responsibly?
This means that J.D. Irving, Limited has developed and follows guidelines for sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests with exceptional conservation value.
In addition to these guidelines the company works with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(SFI) and Canada’s Crown Land Management Program to ensure they meet or exceed these third party standards.
J.D. Irving, Limited has over 20% of its forests dedicated as conservation habitats. Today they manage over 540 specific sites including the famous La Dune de Bouctouche and the Irving Nature Park, both located in New Brunswick, Canada. To learn more visit www.jdirving.com.
Q: How many trees has J.D. Irving, Limited planted?
J.D. Irving, Limited’s forestry specialists have planted over 800 million trees on owned and Crown land in North America - a national record.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Q: What is the Sustainable Forestry Initiative?
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certifications in the world. It is an independent, 3rd party certification program with non-profit charitable status. It is a comprehensive science-based forest certification standard with one rigorous standard for all members no matter where they are located. It audits the health of forests according to 75 criteria that includes biodiversity, habitat protection, water quality, forest harvesting and forest management activities. It also audits the chain-of-custody delivery of sustainably managed wood to processing plants like tissue mills. To learn more visit www.sfiprogram.org.
Q: Are J.D. Irving, Limited’s forest management activities certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative?
Yes. Since 2001, 100% of the forests owned and/or managed by J.D. Irving, Limited’s have been certified by The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (“SFI”). SFI’s forest certification standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and forests with exceptional conservation value. To learn more about SFI certification standards visit: www.sfiprogram.org.
Our Tree Planting Promise
Q: What is your Tree Planting Promise?
OUR TREE PLANTING PROMISE: “We plant three trees for every one we use to produce SCOTTIES products”.
SCOTTIES products are made from new-wood fibres of trees from J.D. Irving, Limited’s forests. As part of J.D. Irving, Limited’s commitment to responsible forest management, J.D. Irving, Limited plants seedlings every spring and summer to reforest the woodlands. In the past 50+ years, J.D. Irving, Limited has planted over 800 million trees. Since 2001, J.D. Irving’s forests have been certified by The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (“SFI”). Our promise is: “We plant three trees for every one we use to produce SCOTTIES products.” This means that three seedlings will be planted in the spring and summer for every one used to produce SCOTTIES products the previous year. The number of trees planted will be based on the estimated number of trees used to generate the fibre to make SCOTTIES products sold the previous year. The calculation of the number of seedlings and the plantings will be verified by KPMG’s certified auditors. That means you can feel good about buying SCOTTIES.