Mosaic to Partner with Way Key Ventures to harvest on Quadra Island
May 18, 2022 By Mosaic Forest Management
Mosaic Forest Management and Way Key Ventures have reached an agreement to provide timber harvesting services on Quadra Island.
We Wai Kai First Nation and Roga Contracting formed this new company, Way Key Ventures, to benefit the continued employment and careful management of the working forests of Quadra Island. The harvest area is within Tree Farm Licence 47, managed by Mosaic Forest Management. Way Key Ventures will also provide harvesting services to the We Wai Kai First Nation.
“Mosaic is committed to recognizing and respecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples,” said Jeff Zweig, president and CEO of Mosaic. “We are proud of our partnership with Way Key Ventures as an example of how we foster Indigenous participation in the forest economy and support business development opportunities by increasing commercial partnerships within our supply chain.”
“This new partnership is a significant opportunity for our Nation to experience economic, social and cultural benefits of forests within our traditional territory,” said Chief Ronnie Chickite, We Wai Kai First Nation. “We all benefit from a thriving sustainable forest sector.”
This agreement is consistent with Mosaic’s Indigenous relations commitments to ensure cooperation and mutual respect are the foundation of Indigenous relations in all business activities.
Mosaic was the first forestry company in BC to achieve Progressive Aboriginal Relations Certification from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. For more information, please visit MosaicForests.com/First-Nations-Partner.
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