The Teal-Jones Group is committed to the ongoing health and sustainability of our forests, our environment, and our industry’s future.
Teal-Jones’ forestry operations voluntarily meet Canada’s leading national standard for sustainable forest management. PEFC Canada now has ownership of the technical content of the withdrawn Canadian Forest Management Standard CSA Z809-16 formerly owned and administered by the Canadian Standards Group (CSA). As of May 2023, work is underway with the PEFC Canada Technical Committee to develop a new standard, based off the withdrawn CSA Z809-16 standard, with a goal to release the PEFC International endorsed standard in 2024. For the purposes of the 2022 Sustainable Management Plan, Teal will continue to reference the CSA Z809-16 Standard. An important part of this standard is the systematic approach to corporate management which requires continual improvement. The system is based on the on-going adaptive management process of management commitment; planning; implementation and operation; checking and management review.
Teal-Jones’ wood products are certified under the Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification Chain of Custody System.
These standards provide for independent third-party verification, assuring the public of sustainable forest management planning and practices based upon benchmarks derived from internationally-recognized, ongoing and long term, intergovernmental processes and guidelines.
- Wood is the only 100% renewable resource in the manufacturing of building products.
- Wood is the only naturally recyclable and biodegradable building material.
- Wood has the lowest environmental impact compared to other building products such as steel, concrete, tile, vinyl siding, fiber cement siding, and stucco.
About Teal Jones
As the largest privately owned timber harvesting and primary lumber product manufacturing company in British Columbia, we go above and beyond provincial and federal sustainability regulations and plant over one million seedlings each year.
The Teal-Jones Group is committed to sustainable management of the resources under their stewardship in a scientifically credible and environmentally, economically, and socially responsible manner.