Sustainable Forest Development Initiative® (SFI) LP Building Solutions (LP) announced today that it has been awarded the 2022 SFI Presidential Award. The award is given annually to an organization or individual that addresses important issues related to the sustainability, education, and cooperation of the forest community.
SFI pays special attention to the long-term leadership of the LP and its environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the company’s values. LP is committed to building a diverse workforce, educating young people, and supporting communities where their employees live and work.
The award was presented on June 14 at the 2022 SFI / Project Learning Tree (PLT) Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.
“LP demonstrates SFI’s mission as an organization to engage in forest-based cooperation,” said CATI Abuso, SFI President and CEO. “This award recognizes LP’s commitment to advancing sustainability on all four SFI pillars. Standards, protection, community and education.”
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LP received its first SFI certificate in 2000 and previously received SFI standards. Today, 13 million hectares of SFI-certified land and 22 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada are certified for SFI fiber source and / or chain. Standards of protection; Its 3 South American facilities are certified to the PEFC chain of command. LP uses SFI tags on more than 20 products to use and promote SFI tags to help tell their story of sustainability.
In addition, the SFI certificate is central to promoting LP climate management. LP recently completed a series of 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions, and released its first TCFD review of how to assess and manage climate change risks and opportunities in its business. Solutions to support low carbon energy transfer.
According to BP South, LP Chairman and CEO, receiving the 2022 SFI President Award is an incredible honor. “At LP, we proudly encourage you to protect and nurture our planet. One of the most important ways we can do this is through sustainable forest management, which includes collaboration with indigenous communities and partnerships, scientific research, strategic planning, third-party standards, and public relations and education. We have received early forest certification standards — first certified for SFI 20 years ago — one of the most important renewable resources on earth: We have long seen the importance of working with third-party experts to protect our forests. It is truly humbling for our work to be recognized by SFI as the leading authority on sustainable forest development.
LP has continuously participated in SFI-supported conservation projects in collaboration with conservation groups to improve and renew their forest operations. For example, LP was an active participant and leader in SFI-funded Ducks Unlimited Canada, “Forest Roads and Swamp Project”. The project has worked to ensure the flow and quality of water through a forested swamp system, and to develop new road and cross-construction practices in the LFI-certified SFI-certified forest areas in western central Manitoba. In addition, LP participated in a collaborative research project supported by the National Air and Stream Development Council, supported by the National Air and Stream Improvement Council, to help forest managers understand the nutritional needs of the Caribbean and manage those landscapes to provide those resources. Finally, as part of the Maine SFI Implementation Committee, LP will be involved in identifying and replacing damaged plumbing and other fishing routes in the Maine Fisheries Improvement Network. In all these ways, and more, LP has shown leadership.
LP also supports youth education and, in collaboration with Project Learning Tree Canada, provides funding for the OYEP Overseas Youth Job Creation Program, which provides indigenous youth with skills and basic forest skills through camps designed to promote a safe environment. In 2022, LP will host a camp program in the forest of Duck Mountain, Manitoba. Since 2018, PLT Canada and SFI-certified organizations have donated more than $ 4.2 million to OYEP.
As an LP community participant, she is an active member of nine SFI implementation committees. LP Collaboration is part of a community project to build and install 70 bat boxes in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The project provides the necessary bat habitat to fight white nose syndrome, which is affecting many bats in the US and Canada.
LP will join prominent personalities and organizations to win the 2021 USDA Forest Service Head, Vicki Christianson, and the SFF President of the Yakama Nation in 2019.