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Sustainable Forest Management and Environmental Policy

Our commitment to responsible environmental stewardship is a corner stone to the long term success of our organization. Sinclar Group’s Sustainable Forest Management and Environmental Policy is the foundation of our Environmental Management System. This policy outlines our commitment to the responsible stewardship of the forest and land throughout our operations.

CLICK HERE to view our SFM and Environmental Policy (PDF file)

 

PEFC Chain of Custody (PEFC ST 2002:2013)

The public, consumer groups and the marketplace continue to drive the demand for certified forest products originating from certified forests. Chain of Custody (COC) is a process for tracking forest products from their place of origin through all stages of transfer and production to the final consumer as an end product.

The PEFC ST 2002:2013 Chain of Custody of Forest Based Products standard provides a mechanism to track wood from certified forests and from uncertified and/or recycled sources. The Sinclar Group tracks the certified and uncertified content in our fibre supply.

CLICK HERE to view our PEFC Certificate for Sinclar Office, Lakeland Mills Ltd. and Apollo Forest Products Ltd. (PDF file)

CLICK HERE to view our PEFC Certificate for L&M Lumber Ltd., Nechako Lumber Co. Ltd. and Premium Pellet Ltd. (PDF file)

PEFC – Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

 

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

SFISustainably managed forests provide many benefits to society: employment for hundreds of thousands workers, a viable tax base that supports thousands of communities, essential building and paper products, and numerous recreational opportunities.

A commitment to provide these social benefits extends to promoting human health and safety; providing employee training and education; protecting air and water quality, soil, wildlife; protecting unique resources; and communicating the benefits of the practice of sustainable forestry to the general public. The SFI standard reflects this commitment to social responsibility through a set of principals, objectives, performance measures, and indicators.

The Sinclar Group of Companies has been registered to the SFI standard since December of 2009.

CLICK HERE to view our SFI Certificate for operations within the Prince George Timber Supply Area (PDF file)

CLICK HERE to view our SFI Certificate for L&M Lumber Ltd. (PDF file)

 

ISO 14001 : 2004 (EMS)

Its purpose is to enable an organization of any type or size to develop and implement a policy committing it to prevent pollution, compliance with legal and other requirements, and continual improvement. The realization of this commitment will be a management system that recognizes and manages the primary environmental issues through awareness and assessment of applicable legal requirements, objectives for improvement, assigning of roles and responsibilities, competent personnel, communications, procedures, controls and monitoring, emergency response capability, self correction, and assessment, and internal reviews. These procedures are based on a 'Plan-Do-Check-Act' cycle.

CLICK HERE to view our ISO-EMS Certificate for operations within the Prince George Timber Suppy Area (PDF file)

CLICK HERE to view our ISO-EMS Certificate for L&M Lumber Ltd. (PDF file)

ISO – International Organization for Standardization  •  EMS – Environmental Management System

 

 

Awards

We are a PowerSmart LeaderWINNER, 2014 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards

Sinclar Group Forest Products named a winner in the Leadership Excellence award category!

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. has been recognized a third time for its leadership role in sustainable energy management at the 2014 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards.

Sinclar Group was named a 2014 Leadership Excellence Award winner. The Power Smart Excellence Awards is a biennial recognition program that recognizes BC Hydro's business customers and partners who demonstrate best-in-class energy management and conservation. The 2014 Power Smart Excellence Awards honour nominees from a range of categories including: Outstanding Energy Efficiency Project, Energy Manager, New Construction, Conservation Awareness and Engagement as well as National and Regional Retailer Click the PowerSmart logo above to view details on BC Hydro's website.

 

We are a PowerSmart LeaderWINNER, 2012 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards

Sinclar Group Forest Products named energy conservation business leader!

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. has been recognized a second time for its leadership role in sustainable energy management at the 2012 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards.

Sinclar Group was named a 2012 Leadership Excellence Award winner. The award recognizes best-in-class approaches to energy management and conservation. It is awarded to companies that maintain and build upon the practices that saw them recognized as a Power Smart Leader in 2010, BC Hydro’s highest level of customer recognition. Click the PowerSmart logo above to view details on BC Hydro's website.

"This award is further recognition of the incredible dedication of the whole team at Sinclar Group, who continue to challenge themselves to come up with solutions to energy issues," said Greg Stewart, President of Sinclar Group. "Together we are making Sinclar Group stronger, and preserving energy for future generations."

Please click here to read the full media release (PDF file)

 

We are a PowerSmart LeaderWINNER, 2010 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards

Sinclar named 2010 BC Hydro Power Smart Leader!

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. was recognized for its sustainable energy management program at the 2010 BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Awards on October 25, 2010. Sinclar was named 2010 BC Hydro Power Smart Leader, BC Hydro's highest level of customer recognition.

Through various initiatives, including the identification and elimination of air leaks, mill heat systems and general employee awareness, Sinclar Group reduced its electricity consumption by over 25 per cent in just over a year and half.

Sinclar Group developed energy maps to identify how each of their eight facilities uses energy. Then they developed rigorous monitoring, tracking and reporting systems to ensure accountability. Not satisfied with their initial energy management assessment, they made improvements. On their second assessment, they scored three stars on BC Hydro's One-2-Five Energy Diagnostic. They are one of only two companies in the forest sector to score three stars.

Sinclar Group's energy conservation efforts are driven by a strategic goal of continuous improvement. The company takes a systematic approach, carefully monitoring consumption, making improvements and then measuring results, so that savings are not just one-time changes but are persistent.

Please click here to read the full media release (PDF file)

 

Western Wood Truss Association of BC
Winner's Circle Award 2003-2016

For the 14th consecutive year, the truss division of Winton Homes & Cottages (a Sinclar Group company) has been awarded the Winner's Circle Award for 2016. This award was started by the Western Wood Truss Association (WWTABC) in 2003, and Winton has been a proud recipient consecutively since its inception.

As a member of the WWTABC, Winton is part of a comprehensive Truss Plant Qualification program that serves as a means for the plant to demonstrate compliance with the Building Code of British Columbia, including local building bylaws and regulations.

Winton must subscribe to regular unannounced quality audits to verify the ongoing quality of lumber, plating, and overall manufacturing details of trusses. In order to achieve this award, the audits must support a 97% or better plant quality.

Since becoming a member of the WWTABC in 1989, Winton has consistently received certified quality manufacturer status every year.

 

Canadian Manufacturer & Exporters (CME) BC Awards
Finalist, Exporter of the Year, Primary Products & Resources

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. is proud to be a finalist in the Primary Products & Resources Category at the 28th Annual Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) BC Awards. The awards are open to all BC companies that have been exporting a product or service for two or more years. They are co-hosted by the Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development. Winners will be announced at the Awards Banquet in Vancouver on November 19, 2010.

Please click here to read the release from the CME. (PDF file)

 

 

Partnerships

District Energy Plan, City of Prince George

As part of our ongoing dedication to waste management and energy conservation, Sinclar Group was pleased to enter into an agreement with the City of Prince George to supply biomass and operate the bioenergy system that heats the water the City uses in its civic buildings.

The Downtown District Energy System optimizes the system already in place at our Lakeland Mills operation to burn sawmill residues with greater efficiency and reduced emissions. Hot water is piped to several downtown buildings to provide heat to them and meet their hot water needs. The plant and equipment, including state of the art emissions controls, has been installed at the Lakeland mill and owned by the City. Lakeland supplies the wood fibre and maintains and operates the plant and equipment.

 

UNBC/Nexterra Gasification System

Lakeland Mills is also the fibre supplier for the biomass gasification system at the University of Northern BC. The bioenergy plant consumes over 4,000 bone dry tonnes of sawmill residue per year and provides heat to the core campus buildings which has offset roughly 85% of the fossil fuels previously used.

Please click here to read more from UNBC about this project.

 

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