VANCOUVER, Sept. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Teal-Jones Group, a B.C. based
forest products company, has once again received endorsement from the
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its
excellence in sustainability practices.
A non-profit organization responsible for ensuring national forest
certification standards are met or exceeded, the PEFC eco-label is only
given after third-party auditor assessment is completed. This year,
Teal-Jones utilized the professional, independent services of Price
Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) for the inspection process.
The PEFC approval Teal-Jones continues to receive is the organization's
Chain of Custody certificate which is intended to provide customers
with the assurance the products they are purchasing comes from a chain
of custody that incorporates sustainably managed resources.
"We are very pleased to once more receive this certification which must
meet a number of environmental benchmarks in order to be applied. Our
sustainable management practices, which are outlined in our Sustainable Forest Management Plan, are clearly working as we have maintained this certification since
2006," says VP and CFO Hanif Karmally.
In addition to this designation, Teal-Jones maintains certification
under the Canadian Standards Association Sustainable Forest Management
Program. Like the PEFC approval, CSA certification requires stringent
adherence to third-party audits conducted annually.
The Teal-Jones Group is a family-run award-winning company that has been
operating for more than 60 years. It provides stability to communities
by providing employment to more than 1,000 British Columbians from
communities primarily on the coast.
Known for manufacturing all of the wood fibre it harvests in its own
mills, Teal-Jones produces a wide-range of solid wood products from the
five softwood species that grow in the B.C. coastal region.
Teal-Jones wood products include high-quality appearance and decorative
products, structural lumber for housing and general construction,
special sizes and grades for remanufacturing and utility and lower
grade products suitable for pallets, packaging and other industrial
Teal-Jones has been recognized for its Business Excellence by the Surrey
Board of Trade by being a top employer in the community
Teal-Jones is a regular supporter of communities - an example was
donating products for a family in need for television show, Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition
SOURCE The Teal-Jones Group
Image with caption: "Teal-Jones receptionist Penny Gingras. Photo by Richard Lam (CNW Group/The Teal-Jones Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150919_C9818_PHOTO_EN_44220.jpg
Image with caption: "Teal-Jones grader Gurmeet Khosa. Photo by Richard Lam (CNW Group/The Teal-Jones Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150919_C9818_PHOTO_EN_44219.jpg
Image with caption: "Teal-Jones foreman Kelly Murray. Photo by Richard Lam (CNW Group/The Teal-Jones Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150919_C9818_PHOTO_EN_44222.jpg
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