2017 Annual Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

 

Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service 
www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests

Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service provides science and policy expertise and advice on national forest sector issues. We promote: environmental leadership in Canada’s forest sector; a visionary approach to sustainable forest management planning and policies; a science and research-based understanding of the forests.

Le Service canadien des forêts de Ressources naturelles Canada offre une expertise et des avis scientifiques et politiques sur des enjeux nationaux liés au secteur forestier. Le SCF fait la promotion de ce qui suit : leadership en matière d’environnement dans le secteur forestier canadien; approche visionnaire en matière de politiques et de planification de l’aménagement forestier durable; connaissance des forêts fondée sur la science et la recherche.

   

Resolute Forest Products
www.resolutefp.com

Sponsor of Go Zero

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, tissue, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, as well as power generation assets in Canada. Resolute markets its products in close to 80 countries and employs over 7,700 people. At Resolute, we make decisions with tomorrow in mind, and are firmly committed to responsibly managing the resources in our care.

   

 

 

Conservation & Community Sponsors

 

The Conservation Fund
www.conservationfund.org

Sponsor of Conservation and Community

At The Conservation Fund, we believe that conservation should work for all Americans. We create conservation solutions that make economic sense. We are re-defining conservation to demonstrate its central role in America’s future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states since 1985 to protect more than 7.5 million acres of land.

   

Ducks Unlimited Canada
www.ducks.ca

Sponsor of Conservation and Community

For over 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. 

 

 

Gold Sponsors

 

American Bird Conservancy
www.abcbirds.org

Sponsor of Hotel Key Cards

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 to expand efforts to better manage important bird habitats, with the potential to benefit birds across millions of acres of forestland.

   

Bureau Veritas
www.bureauveritas.com

Sponsor of Student Participation

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC). Created in 1828, the Group has over 61,000 employees in over 1,400 locations in 140 countries. 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
www.internationalpaper.com

Sponsor of Awards Luncheon

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Russia.  We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 55,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries.  Net sales for 2016 were $21 billion.  For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.

   

 

Silver Sponsors

 

Central Canada and Quebec SFI Implementation Committees
http://www.sficentralcanada.org/
http://www.sfi-quebec.org/

Sponsor of Hospitality Suite

The Central Canada and Quebec SFI Implementation Committees (SICs) are teaming up to host the 2017 SFI conference hospitality suite. The two SICs combined encapsulate over 44.5 million hectares, or 110 million acres, of managed forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard, throughout Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. SICs help bring this North American standard down to a regional level through forums to broaden the practice of sustainable forest management.  Committees are made up of SFI Program Participant forest managers and forest product manufacturers, conservation and community organizations, universities, government agencies, Indigenous peoples, and many others. http://www.sficentralcanada.org/ and http://www.sfi-quebec.org/

   

Georgia-Pacific

www.gp.com

Sponsor of General Session

Georgia-Pacific is committed to good forest management and works with SFI® and others in the forestry and environmental community to support the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands. Our fiber sourcing practices are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Fiber Sourcing Standard, providing assurance that our wood sourcing practices are legal and sustainable.

   

Hancock Timber Resource Group

www.htrg.com

Sponsor of General Session

Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) is the world’s largest timberland investment manager for institutional investors. Based in Boston, it manages approximately 6.1 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.

   

NSF International
www.nsfsustainability.org

Sponsor of Name Badge Lanyards

NSF International is a leading registrar for SFI for pulp, paper and wood products industries, partnering with organizations ranging from small lumber mills to larger wood-products facilities across North America. NSF-ISR, a division of NSF International, is a top registrar for ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. NSF International offers certification to the SBP (Sustainable Biomass Program) Framework for wood pellet manufacturers. Other services include SFI, PEFC, ATFS, and joint FSC certifications, as well as OHSAS 18001, landfill-free, GHG climate services and environmental claim verifications.

   

Resource Management Service, LLC
www.resourcemgt.com

Sponsor of General Session

Resource Management Service, LLC (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 integration 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.

   

Sierra Pacific Industries
www.sp-ind.com

Sponsor of Friday Networking Breakfast

Sierra Pacific Industries is a family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The firm owns 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington certified under the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and is one of the largest lumber producers in the U.S.  Other products include millwork, windows, and renewable energy.

   

Time Inc.
www.timeinc.com

Sponsor of General Session

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom, such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc.is home to celebrated franchises and events, including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.

   

Weyerhaeuser Company
www.weyerhaeuser.com

Sponsor of Fun Run/Walk

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. In February 2016, we merged with Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. In 2015, Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek, on a combined basis, generated approximately $8.5 billion in net sales and employed nearly 14 thousand people who serve customers worldwide.

 

Bronze Sponsor

 

Domtar
www.domtar.com

Sponsor of Networking Break

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.

   

Sappi North America
www.sappi.com

Sponsor of Coffee Break & Student Sponsor

Sappi 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 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.

   

Western Canada SFI Implementation Committee
www.wcsic.ca

Sponsor of Student Participation

The Western Canada SFI Implementation Committee (WCSIC) is sponsoring two university students to attend the SFI annual conference, to increase their awareness and understanding of the values that sustainably managed forests deliver to our landscapes, communities and marketplaces. The 37 WCSIC participants manage over 42 million hectares, or 104 million acres of forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard, throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. SICs help bring this North American standard down to a regional level by providing support for research and education and through forums that provide information about on-the-ground practice of sustainable forest management.  Committees are made up of SFI Program Participant forest managers and forest product manufacturers, conservation and community organizations, universities, government agencies, Indigenous peoples, and many others.