NEIMAN ENTERPRISES, INC. BACKS RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT WITH SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY INITIATIVE® FIBER SOURCING CERTIFICATION
Hulett, WY – As part of a broad commitment to the corporate social responsibility, Neiman Enterprises, Inc., a ponderosa pine lumber and wood pellet producer, announced today that it has achieved fiber sourcing certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) at its three sawmill facilities and pellet plant, Neiman Sawmills, Inc. dba Devils Tower Forest Products, Spearfish Forest Products, Rushmore Forest Products, and Spearfish Pellet Company LLC.
“At Neiman Enterprises, Inc., we have a strong commitment to provide the finest products and services by meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of our employees, our communities and our customers,” said Jim D. Neiman, Vice President and CEO. “SFI® fiber sourcing certification strengthens our environmental and social responsibilities; while meeting the increased demand for responsibly produced forest products.”
Through its fiber sourcing certification, the independent, non-profit SFI program stands apart from other certification programs by addressing the fact that 90 percent of the world’s forests are not certified. The fiber sourcing requirements require companies procuring fiber to promote responsible forestry on all lands they buy wood from, certified or not. The fiber sourcing requirements include outreach and education to landowners on important issues such as endangered species, reforestation, protecting water quality, and it also requires the use of trained loggers for harvests.
“At a time when just 10 percent of the world’s forests are independently certified, Neiman Enterprises Inc. joins a growing community of companies, landowners, and social and environmental organizations who have demonstrated their environmental commitment and leadership by achieving SFI certification,” said SFI Inc. President and CEO Kathy Abusow.
About Neiman Enterprises, Inc.
Neiman Enterprises, Inc. is a third generation forest products company dedicated to the efforts of sustaining a healthy environment while producing quality products that meet the ever-growing requirements of the green building movement. Responsibly managing the forest, and the resources that affect our timberlands, directly impacts the continued growth and survival of Neiman Enterprises. This commitment not only insures the long term stability of the company, but also guarantees that our forests will be maintained for present and future generations. Neiman Enterprises is committed to community involvement by supporting various forestry associations, the American Tree Farm System, Project Learning Tree, and other organizations who are interested in promoting the Principles of Sustainable Forestry.
For more information about Neiman Enterprises, Inc. please visit our website: (www.neimanenterprises.com)
About SFI Inc.
SFI Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program (www.sfiprogram.org). Across North America, more than 180 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard, making it the largest single standard in the world. The SFI program’s unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers’ lands. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally.
For more information about the SFI program, visit www.sfiprogram.org