Voting for the 2017 elections for the FSC US Board of Directors will be open until Sunday, August 6. Candidates include: •Sophie Beckham, International Paper, Economic Chamber •Tim Beyer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Economic Chamber •Peggy Murphy, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Economic Chamber •Jason Grant, Sierra Club, Environmental Chamber •Linda Walker, World Wildlife Fund, Environmental Chamber •Ted Wright, Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands, Environmental Chamber •Celia (Cece) Headley, Northwest Forest Worker Center, Social The Board of Directors is FSC US’ highest governing authority. Organized under FSC’s three chamber system, the Board leads the development of national strategy, approves national forest management standards and policies, ensures effective financial oversight, and oversees the chief executive. Click Read More below for additional detail.
The Canadian forest products industry now has 43% of the world’s independently certified forests or more than 160 million hectares, which is four times more than any other country.
Certified forests means that companies follow progressive social and environmental forest management practices as assessed by an independent third body. This includes prompt regeneration of the forest land, sustainable harvest levels, protection of biodiversity and wildlife habitat and aboriginal engagement.
“The environmental credentials of the Canadian forest industry are truly world-leading when it comes to certification,” says David Lindsay the president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). “The international marketplace can truly feel confident that Canadian forest products come from responsibly managed forests.”
Having certified forests is a requirement of memberships in FPAC. Canadian companies can certify to one of three standards: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
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