1.0           About the EMS Manual

This manual has been prepared for implementing the Coulson Group of Companies Environmental Management System (EMS). The Coulson Group of Companies includes companies engaged in forest management, lumber manufacturing and aviation. Although there is one EMS for the Coulson Group of Companies, for practical purposes there are three manuals: one for forest management operations, one for aviation and one for lumber manufacturing operations.  This manual is for lumber manufacturing operations, which includes primary log breakdown, secondary lumber remanufacturing, and the manufacturing of engineered wood products. This manual applies to the following company divisions as well as the Coulson Group administrative office:

The EMS manual describes how the Environmental Management System works and outlines responsibilities of staff, employees and contractors and describes required programs and procedures and includes supporting documentation.

The procedures apply to all Coulson Group of Companies manufacturing operations in British Columbia (Canada).

Copyright and Availability

The Coulson Group of Companies through parent company Coulson Forest Products Limited, owns and holds the copyright to this manual. This manual is made available online for operational use by Coulson Group of Companies employees and contractors. Read-only access to the online manual may be made available to others on request to the General Manager, Chief Operating Officer or Environment Manager.

EMS Review and Amendments

This manual is reviewed for adequacy, accuracy and completeness by the Environmental Manager and the Coulson Management Team once a year or as needed in response to changes to significant environmental aspects. 

Proposed changes will be submitted to the Environment Manager. The Environment Manager assesses and authorizes all changes and amendments to the policies, objectives, documents, forms or procedures.