Great Northern Timber is further committed to implementing and maintaining the mass balance requirements. Mass balance is defined as a chain of custody system where, from the production of a raw material to the final product for consumption, the information on sustainability can be traced to a specific production quantity.
Great Northern Timber is committed to providing its valued customers with wood products sourced from forests free from illegal or controversial activity and managed sustainably. Great Northern Timber utilizes Chain of Custody (CoC) systems certified through third-party assessment to provide a link between certified forests and the raw materials used in our process and delivered to our customers around the world.
Great Northern Timber is certified to the following third-party standards;
– Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) Chain of Custody Certification: http://www.pefccanada.org/custody.htm
– Forest Stewardship Council (FSC® – C099959) Chain of Custody Certification: https://ca.fsc.org/en-ca/certification/chain-of-custody-certification
– Forest Stewardship Council (FSC® – C099959) Controlled Wood Certification: https://ca.fsc.org/en-ca/certification/controlled-wood
– Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP 04-34; GNTR Pellet Mill) & (SBP 04-45; NFTI Chip Mill) Compliant Biomass: https://sbp-cert.org/
GNT PEFC™ Chain of Custody Certificate
GNT FSC® Chain of Custody Certificate
GNT FSC® Controlled Wood Certificate
GNTR Pellet Mill SBP Certificate
NFTI Chip Mill SBP Certificate