Preserving, innovating and recycling to protect our lands

At J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI), we recognize that it is equally important to protect, conserve and give back to the land that sustains us. 

Our goal is to minimize the impact of all our operations while ensuring biodiversity and the future of the unique wildlife that thrive on the land. To that end, JDI has implemented a rigorous reforestation program as well as protecting over 1,300 sites of ecological importance, a number that is growing every year.

Throughout our operations, JDI is continually investing in finding new ways to reduce, recycle and reuse.  

Cavendish Farms, one of North America's biggest french fry producers was the first facility in the potato industry to take solid potato waste, divert it from landfill and convert it into usable energy to power our plants.

Irving Tissue makes solid waste reduction a priority, by identifying, capturing, and reusing materials such as packaging wrap, tissue cores from wound products, and strapping materials.  

True to our determination to maximize every part of every tree "from seed to shelf", JDI's forestry and forest products business produces very little solid waste.  Our approach is to work continuously to identify waste streams, reduce and then recover process residuals, and put them to beneficial use.

For more in-depth information on JDI's land protection initiatives, see the research and publications, newsroom and awards below.

Research and Publications

2013-04-01 JDI R&D Partners and Projects 2000 - 2013 - 8-page summary of JDI's $17 million investment in ...

2013-01-01 SFI Public Summary - Surveillance audit - Findings from the September 2013 KPMG surveillance ...

2012-01-01 SFI Public Summary - Re-certification audit - Findings from the September 2012 KPMG re-certification ...

2012-01-01 JDI Unique Areas - New Brunswick Graphic - JDI's Unique Areas graphic detailing New Brunswick ...

2012-01-01 JD Irving Corporate Sustainability Report 2012 - JDI's 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) provides ...