EACOM obtains additional recognition of responsible forestry practices
June 1, 2018 - EACOM Timber Corporation is proud to announce that its Quebec operations have been certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) for both the SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard and the SFI 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard. EACOM actively engages with forest users, First Nations, contractors, environmental groups and government representatives to constructively work toward upholding the best forest management practices.
This new certification applies specifically to the 8351, 8663, and 8664 management units where EACOM’s Val-d'Or and Matagami sawmills source their fiber. Those same territories have had Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification in place since 2008.
SFI is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable management of North American forests and responsible global procurement practices based on 13 principles including maintaining forest productivity and health, protecting water quality, biological diversity and special sites as well as training and education, supporting research and broadening the practice of sustainable forestry.
“At EACOM, we believe that third-party certifications of all our activities are the most effective means to provide both our communities and our customers with objective assurance that our forests and operations are managed in a responsible and sustainable manner,” said Kevin Edgson, EACOM president and chief executive officer. “We are pleased to have our practices recognized and certified by an independent, international organization like SFI.”
In Ontario, EACOM’s directly managed forests — the Spanish and the Pineland, are certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard. EACOM’s Ontario sawmills are also certified to SFI’s Fibre Sourcing and Chain of Custody Standards.
More information about SFI standards are available on their website.