By: The Working Forest Staff
Nanaimo, BC — Mosaic Forest Management Corporation today released its 2019 sustainability progress report, documenting key achievements against sustainability criteria throughout its first full year of operation as timberlands manager for TimberWest and Island Timberlands. The report details activities and accomplishments across five sustainability themes – safety, environmental leadership, people, First Nations partnerships, and community involvement.
Key highlights from the 2019 report include:
- Achieving the lowest-ever medical incident rate for both affiliate companies of 2.18;
- Expanding Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification across all Mosaic-managed lands;
- Providing more than $250,000 in donations and scholarships;
- Opening the 12th not-for-profit public campsite;
- Supporting 17 local salmon restoration projects;
- Planting 12.3 million seedlings;
- Expanding independent carbon footprint data analysis to all Mosaic-managed lands, and
- Establishing a $25,000 Indigenous language revitalization fund.
“Our commitment in affiliating the management of TimberWest and Island Timberlands was to leverage our combined strengths to deliver tangible economic, social and environmental benefits,” said Jeff Zweig, President, and CEO of Mosaic. “This report documents how our team brought this commitment to life in our first year and highlights our 2020 commitments to continuous improvement and supporting coastal communities through a strong, viable forest sector.”
As part of the sustainability benchmarking, Mosaic’s performance is reviewed and certified by six independent national and international bodies, including the Sustainable Forest Initiative®, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, BC Forest Safety Council, ISO 14001 and the Carbon Trust.
Mosaic’s 2019 Sustainability Progress Report is available at https://www.mosaicforests.com/sustainabilityreport.