Sustainable Forest Management Certification

Sustaining Our Customers and Our Future

In accordance with today’s stringent, environmentally sound harvesting practices, The Teal-Jones Group consistently exceeds the highest standards of responsible harvesting, maintaining, and reforesting of public timberlands, area-based tree farms, open-market licenses, privately-acquired properties, and log-trade contracts.

Whether it is Government legislated, voluntarily participating and adhering to a rigorous Sustainable Management System/Certification (PEFC) or designing or developing a corporate Sustainable Forest Management Policy, The Teal-Jones Group is committed to the ongoing health and sustainability of our forests, our environment and our industry’s future.

Harvesting operations currently span Central Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the BC Interior and the Queen Charlotte Islands. The company holds Tree Farm Licenses, Timber Licences and Forest Licences which provide much of the raw fiber necessary to maintain the mills operational requirements. This entitlement entrenches The Teal-Jones Group as one of the largest private forestry firms on Canada’s West Coast.

The majority of Teal’s forest lands are certified under the CSA Z809-08 Sustainable Forest Management Standard. Forests certified under this standard must adhere to a strict set of biological, environmental and social criteria as outlined in a Sustainable Forest Management Plan. In addition, active public involvement by a range of local people is an integral component of achieving CSA SFM certification¹. As part of the certification requirements, Teal regularly undergoes an independent, third-party audit to ensure compliance with the CSA SFM Standard.

  • Teal Cont Improvement (3)Corporate Management The Corporate Management System is an adaptive management system that allows for a systematic approach to continual improvement.
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  • P9200557 (2)Sustainable Forest Management PlanThe objective of The Teal-Jones Group Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Plan is to provide a vehicle for transferring higher level sustainable forest management commitments to “on the ground commitments”.
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  • P9200552 (2)Sustainable Forest Management Certificate The CSA Z809-08 Sustainable Forest Management Standard – Certificate of Registration is available for viewing or download.
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  • 026 (2)Public Advisory Groups The Teal-Jones Group (Teal) maintains two public advisory groups; The Fraser Public Advisory Group and The Southwest Island Public Advisory Group.
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  • P9200550 (2)3rd Party Audits In order to be certified to the Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management standard, Teal undergoes an independent, third-party audit annually.
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¹ Source: http://www.csasfmforests.ca/