DMI and the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement

DMI’s Participation in the “Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement”

Is DMI a party to signing this agreement?

Yes, as a new member of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), DMI hydroriparian_valleywas invited to participate. After carefully weighing the possible benefits and risks of this new partnership between industry and environmental non-government organizations (ENGO’s) DMI believes this to be of value to its business in today’s global marketplace. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide some information to employee’s on the specific details of the company’s participation in this significant historical development for Canada’s forest industry sector.

Who else has signed this Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA)?

The CBFA is a unique agreement between 21 Canadian forest products companies (FPAC members) and 9 of the leading ENGO’s (including Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society-CPAWS, David Suzuki Foundation, ForestEthics, Greenpeace, The Nature Conservancy of Canada).

What is the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA)?

The agreement describes a cross-Canada collaboration. It was motivated by changing unprecedented economic realities and heightened concern of the public and marketplace over environmental issues that have created both problems and opportunities for the country’s forest industry and environmental organizations. It formally recognizes that ecological integrity, a strong economy, and a strong social fabric are of equal value and directly linked in importance to Canada’s future. The agreement challenges the industry and ENGO’s to put aside traditional differences, build on past areas of collaboration, current commonalities and pursue a shared desire for a renewed sustainable Canadian forest sector, healthy northern communities, and a vibrant healthy wilderness. All of these value areas are of relevance to DMI’s business operations both in Peace River and in its marketing.