2016 SFMP 2.0 Full Assurance Report

In 2016, KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (KPMG PRI) completed a limited assurance engagement over APRIL Group’s (APRIL’s) implementation of its Sustainable Forest Management Policy (SFMP 2.0) commitments for APRIL’s independent Stakeholder Advisory Committee. The report, issued in December 2016, described the scope of the work conducted and KPMG PRI’s findings, and included 3 non-conformances and 28 opportunities for improvement.

In December 2016, APRIL developed draft action plans to address each of the identified findings. Following the release of the KPMG report, APRIL further developed its action plans to generate the Final Action Plans, which are appended. The Final Action Plans have been accepted by KPMG PRI as addressing the issues identified.