The Forest Products Commission (FPC) has been named as a finalist in the 2007 Western Australian Environment Awards.
The awards seek to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate the dedicated Western Australians who strive to protect our unique environment. They also recognise the achievements and outstanding commitment of those who promote and maintain high standards in environmental care.
The FPC has been nominated in the category of ‘Government Leading by Example’, based on continued, demonstrated commitment to its environmental management system (EMS), which has resulted in achieving certification for the whole organisation under International Standard 14001:2004.
The judges said selection of finalists this year was a difficult task with 69 nominations received across the 12 award categories. Selection as a finalist in these awards is an excellent achievement and reflects the commitment of the nominees in protecting our state’s unique environment.
FPC General Manager Dr Paul Biggs expressed his pleasure at the nomination. “The FPC has always been committed to achieving a sustainable and renewable forestry industry within Western Australia.”
“Being named as a finalist for these awards recognises that commitment and the achievements of the FPC’s staff in helping to set and maintain the highest environmental standards.”
The FPC has been named amongst a field of high calibre contenders in the same category including the City of Joondalup, North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Councils, and Synergy. Winners of the awards are to be announced at a gala dinner on 16 November 2007 at the Hyatt Regency, Perth.