Posts Tagged ‘certification’

Tolko changes certification to SFI standards

January 16, 2018

VERNON, B.C. — Tolko Industries has received SFI Sustainable Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing certifications for its woodland operations, effective December 1, 2017. The forest products company said SFI certification will replace any current CSA certification that Tolko holds. The company’s CSA certification expired as of January 1, 2018, at

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FSC working on ecosystem services procedure and guidance

December 19, 2017

These are the last few days for consultation on the Forest Stewardship Council’s ecosystem services procedure and guidance. The two drafts are open for consultation until December 23, 2017. The Ecosystem Services Procedure aims to provide FSC certificate holders with a process to measure the positive impact that their management has on ecosystem services,

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Skeena Sawmills achieves SFI certification

December 12, 2017

VANCOUVER – Skeena Sawmills’ mill and forest operations near Terrace, B.C., have earned certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards. “One of our core commitments is to consistently improve our sustainable forest practices,” said Teddy Cui, president and CEO of

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New FSC standard in the final stages

November 16, 2017

MONTREAL – With public consultations and testing completed, FSC Canada expects the final version of the organization’s new national forest management standard to be ready for 2018. Following the field testing of the national standard in the spring of 2017, the Standards Development Group has been working diligently to reach

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FSC recognizes forest industry champions

November 9, 2017

BOSTON – One Canadian forester and a green building project are among the winners of the Forest Stewardship Council’s 2017 FSC Leadership Awards. Christopher McDonell received honors “for 20 years of work shaping responsible forest management in Canada.” McDonell is currently employed at Tembec and was an FSC Canada board member for

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TimberWest earns aboriginal relations recognition

October 23, 2017

Ottawa — TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is

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Private woodlot in Niagara achieves FSC certification

October 17, 2017

Cooks Mills Farms recently achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification (FSC C018800) through the Eastern Ontario Model Forest’s (EOMF) Forest Certification Program. The 22.2 ha family farm near Welland, Ont., is owned and operated by Paul and Denice Robertson. EOMF says this farm is the first certified woodlands in the

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