September 16-18, 2014 | Montreal, Quebec


Sponsor List

We are grateful for the sponsors who help make this conference a success!

Platinum Sponsor

Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company owns or operates nearly 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada. Resolute markets its products in close to 90 countries and employs over 8,500 people. At Resolute, we make decisions with tomorrow in mind, and are firmly committed to responsibly managing the resources in our care.

Gold Sponsor

Bureau Veritas

Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection, and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the world’s leading certification bodies, managing thousands of chain of custody certificates and over 8.5 million hectares in 47 countries.


International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers, complemented by xpedx, the company’s North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, TN, the company employs about 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2013 were $29 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com


Plum Creek Timber Company

Plum Creek is among the largest and most geographically diverse private landowners in he nation, with approximately 6.3 million acres of timberlands. The company was the first to have all its timberlands independently certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Standard, and today its SFI® commitment continues. Plum Creek is proud to sustain forests now and for the future.


Veritiv Corporation

Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), with corporate offices in Atlanta and Loveland, Ohio, is a North American leader in business-to-business distribution solutions.

Serving customers across virtually every industry, Veritiv provides print, packaging, facility and logistics solutions that help shape the success of its customers. Established in 2014, following a merger of International Paper's xpedx division and Unisource Worldwide, the company employs approximately 9,500 team members across more than 170 distribution centers throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada. 


Weyerhaeuser Company

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. It manages its timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards, including SFI forest  management standard. At the end of 2013, Weyerhaeuser employed approximately 13,700 employees in 10 countries. It has customers worldwide and generated $8.5 billion in sales in 2013.

Silver Sponsors

The American Tree Farm System®

The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) is a network of family landowners sustainably managing America’s woodlands. ATFS is the largest and oldest sustainable woodland system in the United States, internationally recognized, meeting strict third-party certification standards. Wood harvested from ATFS-certified lands are recognized as certified content in PEFC and SFI chains of custody. The American Tree Farm System® is a program of the American Forest Foundation.


Canadian SFI Implementation Committees

Three Canadian SFI Implementation Committees (SICs) have teamed up to bring you lunch on this first day of our 2014 conference. Our three SICs combined encapsulate over 63 million hectares, or 156 million acres, of managed forest through 67 Program Participants from coast to coast including the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Our SICs help to bring this North American standard down to a regional level through forums to network forest managers and generally broaden the practice of sustainable forest management. 


Enviva LP

Established in 2004, Enviva provides woody biomass fuels to industrial-scale customers seeking to decrease their dependence on fossil fuels and reduce their carbon footprint. Enviva has been safely, stably and reliably supplying wood chips and wood pellets to customers in the U.S. and Europe since 2007. All Enviva-owned pellet plants are certified to the SFI fiber sourcing standard and SFI chain-of-custody certification.




Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras® and Vanity Fair®, as well as Dixie®. Georgia-Pacific has long been a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Its GP Harmon subsidiary is among the world largest recyclers of paper, metal adn plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 130,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit gp.com.


Hancock Timber Resource Group

Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) is the world's largest timberland investment manager for institutional investors. Based in Boston, it manages approximately 6.7 million acres of timberland in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. HTRG is firmly committed to leading-edge forest management and environmental stewardship. Our goal is to improve overall returns, reduce risk, and improve alignment of interests while protecting and enhancing environmental and social aspects of the lands we manage. Toward that end, all of HTRG’s forests in North America are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program. Our Stewardship Program encompasses our philosophy that: “Good stewardship is good business.”



KPMG provides coordinated Audit Services to assist forest companies in achieving certification under diverse voluntary standards, including: SFI, CSA, and FSC forest management standards; SFI, PEFC, and FSC chain of custody standards;  ISO 14001 and ISO 9001;  and Forest Carbon and Forest Products Facility GHG validation and verification.


MeadWestvaco Corporation

MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) is a global packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, tobacco, and agricultural industries. MWV’s commitment to environmental stewardship and financial performance has been recognized every year since 2004 with a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Learn more at mwv.com



NSF International, through their divisions NSF International Strategic Registrations and NSF Sustainability, is a leading registrar for SFI, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 for pulp, paper and wood products industries, partnering with organizations ranging from small lumber mills to larger wood-products facilities across North America. Services include SFI, PEFC, ATFS, and joint FSC certifications, as well as OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, Landfill Free, GHG verification/validation and environmental claim verifications.


Quebec SFI Implementation Committee

The Quebec Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Implementation Committee (Quebec SIC) works to promote the SFI program throughout the province of Quebec. The Quebec SIC promotes the SFI forest standard as a means to broaden the practice of responsible forestry and achieve on-the-ground results. They offer a forum to provide information and answer questions about local forestry operations and work with local organizations and individuals, providing leadership and sharing best practices to improve forest management on both certified and noncertified lands.  In 2013 and 2014 the Quebec SIC, which includes 5 program participants, has sponsored public educational forestry outreach activities with Canada in the Rought, Habitat for Humanity and Massey Vanier College.  


Pricewaterhouse Coopers

PwC’s global Forest, Paper and Packaging Practice, provides management consulting, tax and assurance services. They are an accredited Certification Body for the ISO 14001 and 9001 environmental/quality management system standards, the SFI, PEFC, AFF/ATFS, FSC and CSA Z809 forest management/Chain of Custody standards’ and provide accredited greenhouse gas verification services per the ISO 14064 and 14065 standards. They also provide certification to the OHSAS 18001 occupational health & safety standard.


Resource Management Service, LLC

Resource Management Service (RMS) is a private timberland investment firm serving pension funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. For over 60 years, RMS has been creating value for timberland owners and investors through the disciplined intergration of forestry and finance. The success of RMS is tied to the success of their clients, ensuring alignment of interest and accountability at every stage of the investment process.

Bronze Sponsor

American Bird Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy is the Western Hemisphere’s bird conservation specialist—the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With a focus on efficiency and working in partnership, we take on the toughest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on sound science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Our work with SFI is enabling us expand efforts to better manage important bird habitats, with the potential to benefit birds across millions of acres of forestland. Learn more: ABCbirds.org



Canadian Institute of Forestry

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/l'Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed in 1908, the Institute represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, geographers, educators, scientists and many others with a professional interest in forestry. The Institute's mission is to provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.  Encouraging public awareness and understanding of good forest stewardship and responsible forest management, the CIF-IFC provides outreach and opportunities for education and professional development.


Domtar Pulp and Paper

We love paper. Paper is a recyclable, plant-based product that connects us in so many ways to the important things in life. Domtar is committed to the responsible use of paper. We’re also committed to communicating paper’s place and value to the businesses and people that use our products every day.

Domtar designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and personal care products. We continue to be fueled by new ideas, collaboration and technology to ensure sustainability for generations to come. 


Ducks Unlimited Canada

For 75 years Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has worked with private landowners, governments and industry to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats across Canada to benefit both wildlife and people. With increasing development pressures in the boreal forest, this key habitat area for continental waterfowl is a conservation priority. The forest industry has been an important conservation partner, assisting DUC fill important knowledge gaps related to boreal wetlands and waterfowl to enhance practices that conserve wetlands.


Habitat for Humanity International

More than 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat builds and repairs houses all over the world, and since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes. To learn more, donate or volunteer, please visit http://www.habitat.org/.


Sappi Fine Paper North America

Sappi Fine Paper North America, an SFI Chain of Custody and Certified Sourcing certificate holder, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine and release papers, as well as dissolving wood pulp (DWP) and market kraft pulp headquartered in Boston. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs and high-end print advertising. Sappi Fine Paper North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at: www.sappi.com/na


Society for American Foresters

We challenge landowners, decision makers and society at large to make choices about our forests based on professional knowledge, leading-edge thinking and a century of practical experience. We seek viable pathways forward, balancing diverse demands on our natural resources. We set the standard in forest management, bringing science, best practice and the best people together to actively shape the future of the profession. SAF is a national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.


Stuwix Resources

Stuwix Resources is a First Nations owned fibre management and marketing company located in British Columbia, Canada and became SFI Certified in 2010.  Stuwix is further committed to SFI by having members on the SFI Board and Working Group. Stuwix creates more than economic opportunity. Through Stuwix, First Nations are participating in caring for all values that the forest has to offer; we do not separate ourselves from the land: “We are connected as one”. Our commitment is reflected through the SFI Certification Program which enables us to demonstrate a commitment to higher standards of environmental stewardship.


Wildlife Management Institute

Since 1911, the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) has provided leadership to conserve, enhance and restore North American wildlife populations and their habitats, and promote conservation and professional management. WMI’s field-based professionals recognize that wildlife management must blend science and art in relation to dynamic human circumstances, values and expectations. WMI leads the Young Forest Partnership (www.youngforest.org), a 17-state collaborative promoting the needs of wildlife requiring a young forest habitat.