Forestry and Agrifoods
The Fisheries and Land Resources Environmental Management System is registered to the ISO 14001:2004 standard. EMS provides a framework for forest management activities on managed Crown forests. Components of the certification standard include forest access road construction maintenance, harvesting operations (including domestic harvest), silviculture operations and the forest protection program (insects and disease), within Forest Management Districts 1-22.
The Environmental Management System became registered to the ISO 14001:2004 standard on December 17, 2015. The system is audited annually to ensure continued compliance with the standard.
ISO 14001:2004 Certificate (169 KB)
Environmental Management System (EMS) refers to the management of an organization's environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.
More formally, EMS is "a system which integrates procedures and processes for training of personnel, monitoring, summarizing, and reporting of specialized environmental performance information to internal and external stakeholders."
The most widely used standard, and the one which the Forestry Services Branch has committed to is ISO 14001:2004 .
The accredited certification process is expected to ensure the organization has an Environmental Management System, suitable for the nature of its activities, products and services, that conforms to the requirements of ISO 14001:2004, and in particular can demonstrate for the defined scope that the organization:
Fisheries and Land Resources is committed to responsible stewardship of the province's forest land base, sustainability of the resource, and ensuring forest related activities are conducted under approved environmental procedures. To this effect, and as a commitment outlined in the 2014-2024 Provincial Sustainable Forest Management Strategy, Growing Our Renewable and Sustainable Forest Economy (5.6 MB), the branch implemented an Environmental Management System to assure the citizens of this province that their forest resources are being managed in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Environmental Policy (406 KB)
For more information on the Departments Environmental Management System please contact your local Forestry Management District Office.