By: The Working Forest Staff
Mosaic Forest Management has announced another step forward in its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by securing certification of its organizational carbon footprint*.
Certified by the Carbon Trust, a global climate change and sustainability consultancy, this organizational carbon footprint is voluntary and forms the new baseline for Mosaic’s journey to enhance its environmental outcomes.
When TimberWest and Island Timberlands affiliated as Mosaic Forest Management in 2018, a key commitment was to minimize emissions and maximize forest carbon sequestration associated with the combined operations. The voluntary carbon accounting journey started at TimberWest in 2016 when independent auditors, carbon specialists and forest professionals measured and modelled the carbon footprint across its supply chain from seed to customer. The approach was believed to be the first of its kind globally for a forest company.
“This end-to-end view of carbon sequestration and emissions across our entire business provides the data we need to make informed decisions required to achieve carbon neutrality,” said Jeff Zweig, President and CEO of Mosaic Forest Management. “Sustainable forestry is part of the solution to climate change, and by engaging experts to measure and model our carbon footprint, we can take clear, measurable action to improve our carbon performance.”
“The Carbon Trust is pleased to have certified Mosaic’s Scope 1, 2 and selected Scope 3 carbon footprint*. It is a step to understanding the organization’s effect on climate change by identifying carbon hotspots and sequestration opportunities that will help further reduce this footprint and build a sustainable, low-carbon future,” said Hugh Jones, Managing Director at the Carbon Trust.
“Mosaic’s bold steps toward carbon-neutrality are key to helping British Columbia build a cleaner, more innovative future that benefits everyone,” said Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. “Mosaic is demonstrating that by working together, industry and government can fight climate change and achieve our CleanBC goals.”
Please visit mosaicforests.com to learn more about Mosaic’s carbon and climate change actions including:
- Our journey to certification with the Carbon Trust;
- Moving toward a low carbon economy;
- Using timber to contribute to a sustainable and renewable resource;
- Establishing new carbon offset projects and managing existing projects;
- Planting 12 million trees every year; and
- Protecting forests from wildfire.
*Certified to ISO 14064-1, CBM-CFS3, and GHG Protocol for Scope 3 emissions including: business travel, contracted forest management services, net biogenic emissions from the growth, processing, transporting and end of life of products from own operations.