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CSA Z809 Sustainable Forest Management Certification 

KPMG, through KPMG Performance Registrar Inc., is an accredited certifier that offers management system assessment, training and certification services to assist organizations in meeting the requirements of the Canadian Standards Association's Z809 Standard.

 

Canada's National Sustainable Forest Management Standard, CAN/CSA Z809 refers to the way a forest is managed to maintain and enhance the long-term health of forest ecosystems for current and future generations.

 

This national standard is unique in that it includes the following components:

 

  • Public participation – ongoing involvement and dialogue with community stakeholders
  • Performance – requires compliance with Canadian Council of Forest Ministers’ set of Sustainable Forest Management criteria
  • Systems – goes beyond other standards to implement, track and monitor performance.


The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Standard utilizes a continual improvement approach, and takes into account environmental, social and economic factors. Companies are required to conduct a Third Party independent audit to become certified to the standard. When implemented effectively, the standard gives the community a voice in the way their forests are managed.

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A New Vision of Value

 

A New Vision of Value

As economic, social and environmental mega forces transform the operating landscape for business, the disconnect between corporate and societal value creation is disappearing. New regulations, growing stakeholder influence and changing market dynamics are driving the internalization of business externalities at an increasing rate. Externalities are now part of every company's value creation story.

 

A New Vision of Value [PDF 6.49Mb] is the follow-up to KPMG International's 2012 report Expect the Unexpected: Building business value in a changing world.

 

Spotlight on corporate transparency: Insights from GLOBE 2014

 

In March 2014, more than 1,800 delegates from 45 countries convened in Vancouver, Canada for North America's largest sustainable business summit, GLOBE 2014.

 

On September 9, 2014, GRI North America and KPMG in Canada will release a paper capturing the perspective of surveyed participants on corporate transparency - why it matters, what are the drivers and the impact it has on businesses today and in the future.

 

Overall, the respondents recognize the value of corporate transparency and the importance of government, securities regulators, and the C-Suite in driving improved corporate sustainability strategies, and business performance. Based on this analysis, key findings include: