Sustainability

Certification

Island Timberlands is committed to responsible and sustainable forest management.

To support this commitment, we maintain the following rigorous third party certifications which include annual audits, by a third party, to verify conformance to the standards:

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)
  • ISO 14001
  • PEFCTM Chain of Custody (CoC)

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

The SFI Standard promotes sustainable forest management through a comprehensive set of core forest certification principles, objectives, performance measures and indicators.  The standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

You can find more information about the SFI program including the standards at www.sfiprogram.org.

SFI Certificate

   

The Western Canadian SFI Implementation Committee is responsible for performing regional outreach and education activities that promote sustainable forestry, the SFI Program, and SFI Standard compliance. It is the grassroots connection between the North American Standard and sustainable forestry management on the ground. Learn more at http://www.wcsic.ca/index.php.

Island Timberlands audit results for its sustainable forest management are available here: http://www.sfiprogram.org/audit-reports/

For more information on our sustainability program described in these pages, email environment@islandtimberlands.com, or explore through some of the links provided.

ISO 14001

All of Island Timberlands' forest operations are guided by our Timberlands Management System (TMS) which is certified under the ISO 14001 standard.

Our TMS contains procedures, standards, training and guidelines that are applied through all phases of operations. As a management tool, the TMS is used to assess environmental risk and identify best practices, thereby mitigating the environmental impact of our activities.  The system focuses on continual improvement and a structured approach to setting environmental objectives and targets.

Our Environmental Policy describes Island Timberlands' actions and commitments to environmental stewardship.

 

Our system meets the requirements of the International Standards Organization's (ISO 14001)

ISO Certificate

PEFC Chain of Custody

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practices in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. 

The PEFC Label allows customers and consumers to readily identify products from sustainably managed forests.

For more information, visit:  https://www.pefc.org/

PEFC CoC Certificate