As part of Defining a Higher Standard of forest stewardship we are continuing to grow mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations.
We are committed to maintaining open and meaningful dialogue with First Nations and local communities to ensure we all benefit from forest resources. Our commitment to sustainability ensures that future generations will enjoy productive, working forests that will continue to provide jobs, recreational opportunities and carbon/climate management, while preserving cultural elements and rare ecosystems. We work closely with First Nations whose traditional territories our provincial forest tenures overlap, and are committed to working with these communities to create sustainable employment, training and business opportunities.
We look for innovative partnerships aligned with our commitment towards defining a higher standard and taking a long-term view of our business. Through formal partnerships, we are enhancing benefits with our First Nations partners across our respective tenures while growing business capacity. With timberland and manufacturing sites in close proximity to dozens of First Nations communities on Vancouver Island and the coast, we strive to build a stronger future by working together.
We are learning more each day about reconciliation with First Nations and are committed to our role in this process by ensuring that our forest practices today are sustainable and continue to evolve to provide ongoing benefit to future generations.