Colliers International's Canadian Real Estate Management Services Division Introduces Innovative Products Containing Non-Tree,

Colliers International's Canadian Real Estate Management Services Division 
Introduces Innovative Products Containing Non-Tree, Alternative Fiber from 
Kimberly-Clark Professional 
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - In keeping with its 
longstanding commitment to sustainability, Colliers International's (Colliers) 
Canadian Real Estate Management Services division announced today an agreement 
to purchase towel and tissue products containing alternative, non-tree fiber 
for its managed properties wherever possible. Distributed by Unisource Canada, 
Inc., the products will be provided by Kimberly-Clark Professional, which 
boasts the largest portfolio of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified 
towel and tissue products in North America as well as offerings that include 
alternative, non-tree fibers. 
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"As one of Canada's premier commercial real estate management services 
providers, we feel it is our responsibility to provide sustainability 
leadership for our clients and their properties," said Ken Scott, Director of 
Vendor Management for Colliers' Canadian Real Estate Management Services 
division. "We are deeply committed to sustainable business practices, 
environments and workplaces. Today's announcement is an exciting step forward 
in this journey." 
"We are pleased to support Colliers in these efforts," said Andrew Gustyn, 
Director of Sustainability – North America for Unisource Worldwide. "One of 
our overriding commitments is to help lead our industry into a sustainable 
future. Our partnership with Kimberly-Clark Professional and the promotion of 
products containing rapidly renewable, non-tree fiber demonstrate Unisource's 
commitment to providing innovative solutions that help our customers foster 
more sustainable development." 
Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first major tissue manufacturer to 
introduce products that contain alternative, non-tree fiber content to the 
North American market. Available exclusively to the business-to-business 
marketplace, these products are part of an ambitious corporate-wide initiative 
aimed at accelerating the use of rapidly renewable, non-tree sources of fiber 
in Kimberly-Clark products. They proudly join the family of Kimberly-Clark 
Professional products carrying FSC and EcoLogo certifications, which ensures 
that they are sourced and manufactured to stringent third-party environmental 
Colliers' Canadian Real Estate Management Services division will be purchasing 
Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products that include alternative 
fiber content. Initially, these products will contain 20 percent non-tree 
fibers, including wheat straw and bamboo. These fibers both meet the Canada 
Green Building Council (CaGBC) definition of "rapidly renewable" fibers, 
meaning the materials regenerate themselves in less than 10 years. This 
shorter harvesting cycle allows for more efficient and sustainable use of land 
and resources, and reduces pressure on forests and other critical habitats. 
Wheat straw is an agricultural byproduct of harvesting grain. Its use in towel 
and tissue products essentially puts fiber that might otherwise be "waste" to 
good use. 
"As global demand for the world's natural resources increases, it is critical 
that we find innovative ways to meet our customers' needs while reducing our 
Forest Fiber Footprint," said Howard Connell, Global Sustainability Leader for 
Kimberly-Clark Professional. "Discovering new fiber streams and shifting the 
way we think about resource consumption, while delivering the same quality, 
performance and value, is one more step in these efforts. We applaud Colliers' 
decision to join us on this journey." 
FSC and EcoLogo
Colliers' Canadian Real Estate Management Services division will also be 
purchasing products from the Kimberly-Clark Professional portfolio of other 
FSC certified and EcoLogo-certified towel and tissue offerings, including a 
broad range of Kleenex and Scott brand towel, bath tissue and facial tissue 
In 2009, Kimberly-Clark Professional became the first away-from-home tissue 
products company in North America to receive FSC chain-of-custody 
certification for a wide range of towel and tissue products. In 2011, FSC 
chain-of-custody certification was expanded to the vast majority of 
Kimberly-Clark Professional tissue and towel products. FSC is an 
international, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting 
responsible management of the world's forests through third-party forest 
certification and product labeling, which ensures that forest products come 
from sources that are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the 
The EcoLogo program is one of North America's most respected environmental 
leadership certification programs. To earn the EcoLogo( )mark, tissue products 
must demonstrate significantly reduced environmental impact among five key 
lifecycle based criteria: resource consumption, energy consumption, wastewater 
quality, aquatic toxicity and solid waste. 
Product Information and Images
The Kimberly-Clark Professional Alternative Fiber products are an early phase 
effort and are currently available in limited areas throughout the 
business-to-business segment. Images of the products are available at the 
following link: 
Kimberly-Clark Professional prohibits any other product images to be used in 
association with the Alternative Fiber products, including other 
Kimberly-Clark products, as they would be misleading and inaccurate. 
About Colliers International
Colliers International is the third-largest commercial real estate services 
company in the world with 15,000 professionals operating out of more than 512 
offices in 61 countries. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: 
FSRV; TSX: FSV and FSV.PR.U), it focuses on accelerating success for its 
clients by seamlessly providing a full range of services to real estate users, 
owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, 
brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and 
consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and 
research. Colliers' Real Estate Management Services division manages over 47 
million square feet of office, industrial, retail and residential space across 
Canada. In 2011 The Bloomberg International Property Awards recognized 
Colliers International with three awards; Best Commercial Property 
Consultancy, Best Commercial Property Marketing and Best Commercial Property 
Website in Canada. The latest annual survey by the Lipsey Company ranked 
Colliers International as the second most-recognized commercial real estate 
brand in the world. 
About Kimberly-Clark Professional
Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional 
Workplaces helping to make them safer, healthier, and more productive. Key 
brands in this segment include: Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Jackson 
Safety. Kimberly-Clark Professional, located in Roswell, Ga., is one of 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's four business sectors. To see how we are helping 
people the world over, work better, please visit 
About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of 
life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the 
world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to 
enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, 
Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or 
No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C 
news and to learn more about the company's 140-year history of innovation, 
About Unisource Canada
Unisource Canada, Inc., is a subsidiary of Unisource Worldwide, Inc., and is 
Canada's national supplier of printing and imaging, packaging and maintenance 
supply products – operating from 18 locations across Canada. Unisource 
Canada is committed to being the choice for integrated business solutions that 
drive customers to improved performance and continues to offer Customer 
Solutions in a Global Market. Unisource Canada can be found online at 
Amy Vuong, Colliers International, +1-416-305-9297,; 
Dave Lipson, Schwartz MSL Boston,  +1-781-684-0770, KCPRF@SCHWARTZMSL.COM; 
Kara Herron, Kimberly-Clark  Professional, +1-770-587-8049, 
PRN Photo Desk, 
Image with caption: " Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first major North 
American tissue manufacturer to introduce products that contain alternative, 
non-tree fibers. Its launch of four new towel and tissue products includes a 
Kleenex towel and coreless bath tissue offering with 20% bamboo fiber, and a 
Scott towel and bath tissue product with 20% wheat straw fiber. (CNW 
Group/Kimberly-Clark Professional)". Image available at: 
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