Certification of forestry activities is considered as a best practice in forest and sustainable
resource management, and an important tool for market access. Domestic and international market
interest in buying wood products from certified forests has increased steadily and many forest
companies in the province have received third-party registration of their forest management programs.
While forestry certification is voluntary, it is supported by the provincial government and complements
the Forest and Range Practices Act.
BCTS has achieved third-party forestry certification for its forestry operations in all Business
Areas. This achievement has required significant collaboration with licensees, contractors and
Management System (EMS)
The Chinook Business Area has achieved certification in its operating areas through the ISO 14001
Environmental Management System (EMS). Details about various procedures, checklists, training
modules and other aspects of an EMS are available from the following link.
the ISO 14001-2004 standard
|An Environmental Management System is the standard that forestry organizations
must achieve and adhere to in order to be recognized as a certified forestry operator
under ISO 14001, which is the standard developed by the International Organization for
Standardization. An EMS allows an organization to arrange and focus its management activities
into an integrated, functioning system built on ISO 14001 requirements, including the
monitoring and management of environmental impacts and risks within administrative, planning,
and operational activities.
BCTS Chinook is
under the 2015-2019
part of the
initiative and also
adheres to the
If you would like to learn more about the Chinook BA Sustainable Forest Management Plan please utilise the link below:
If you have any questions about BC Timber Sales Certification, have an environmental concern, or
have found an activity that you feel is an environmental concern, please click on the following
link to complete and send the Certification Public Comment Form.
Further information on Certifications can be found on the Certification Home