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 uses
- 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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April Choquette, Direct: 604 789-5320, [email protected]