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Friday, 17 July 2009 01:20

sfiaSustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

Wagner manages over 90% its clients’ timberlands subject to the stringent requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative's SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard. In 2010, Wagner took advantage of a new group multisite sampling methodology to become SFI certified as a Forest Manager with our participating clients listed in the scope of the registration.

The SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard promotes sustainable forest management through 13 principles, 15 objectives, 37 performance measures and 101 indicators developed by professional foresters, conservationists, scientists and others. The standard addresses key environmental, social and economic forest values – from water quality and biodiversity to harvesting and regeneration.

When consumers see the SFI label on a product – whether it is reams of paper, packaging or two-by-fours – they can be confident they are buying wood or paper from well-managed forests, backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit.

Click here to review public summaries of audits covering lands managed by Wagner.

For more information, visit the SFI website.


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)fsca

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) was created in 1993 to promote responsible forestry on a worldwide basis. FSC standards span economic, social, and environmental concerns, and those standards are now being applied in over 50 countries around the world.

FSC certifies against 10 principles and 56 criteria that address legal issues, indigenous rights, labor rights, multiple benefits, and environmental impacts surrounding forest management. These rigorous principles and criteria apply to all FSC-certified forests throughout the world, including the different bio-geographic regions of the U.S.

In 2008 SmartWood (a program of the Rainforest Alliance) audited Wagner Forest Management’s performance under the FSC standard.  Following the audit, the Rainforest Alliance issued Wagner a group forest management certificate based on the Revised Final Northeast (USA) Regional Forest Stewardship Standard, Version 9.0.  Annual surveillance audits have been conducted by Rainforest Alliance since the initial assessment.  In 2011 Wagner was re-assessed under the recently approved FSC-US Forest Management Standard (v1.0).  Wagner’s group members hold over 730,000 acres in Maine and 105,000 acres in New Hampshire.  The Rainforest Alliance also issued Wagner and its subsidiary Prime Timber Company LLC a single chain-of-custody certificate based on FSC CoC STD-40-004.  The Trademark License Code for Wagner’s group forest management certification is FSC® C007628; for Prime Timber Company, it is FSC® C005688.  Products and species included in the scope of each certificate may be found at www.info.fsc.org.

To review Rainforest Alliance’s Forest Management Certification Assessment and annual reports for Wagner, click here.

For more information, visit the FSC website.

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