Drax seeks stakeholder feedback of Longview Supply Base Reports

In 2024, Drax is going through the certification process for its Longview, WA facility. Part of this process requires the consultation of mitigation measures for any specified risk ratings identified in the Supply Base Evaluation.

Here, you will find a detailed summary of Drax’s Supply Base Evaluation & how we intend on carrying out mitigation measures for risk identified in the Pacific Northwest United States. As an active member of the forestry community in the PNW, your input is valuable to us when designing mitigation measures and we want to ensure we capture as many perspectives as possible.

For context, Drax are not forest managers. We source wood fibre waste like sawdust, shavings, chips, and bark from sawmills and other wood processing facilities. We also source wood fibre waste direct from the forest from sources like slash or roadside debris piles, wildfire damaged or insect damaged stands, wildfire proofing or habitat enhancement projects and occasionally receive pulp quality roundwood where pulp markets do not exist. Our ability to influence “on the ground” forest activities is limited due to our dissociation from forest management activities. Our mitigation measures are focused on information gathering and sharing in the form of detailed supplier mapping packages, in addition to monitoring, policies, participation in conservation efforts, and advocating for forest certification.

We want to hear your thoughts and comments as to managing Longview’s certification & the effectiveness of those mitigation measures and if there are any other factors we should consider. The comment period will be open until February 16th, 2024, however, if you have comments after that date feel free to pass them along anyway. They may not make it into the final draft for this year, but we will certainly consider your comment for next years review, encouraging the system to mature and refine over time.

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration in reviewing our Longview supply base report. We hope you will find the document informative, and we look forward to hearing some thought-provoking feedback.

Please provide feedback via email to: [email protected]