Forest certification demonstrates to our customers that the wood products they purchase from West Fraser are from sustainably managed forests.
West Fraser’s forest management standards are independently verified by auditors for a number of key criteria, including the sustainable growing and harvesting of trees with the protection of habitat, wildlife, plants, water and soil quality, and with a wide range of other conservation goals.
The Company’s Canadian woodlands operations are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) standard, which is an internationally recognized sustainable forest management standard. SFI is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), a global organization that provides a mutual recognition framework for national certification systems.
Environmental management systems for our managed forestlands are certified to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard.
Some products have additional assurances such as the avoidance of controversial sources provided by FSC Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood certification for pulp and MDF products. You can find detailed information for a given product in the "Environmental Specifications" page in the product's section.
West Fraser is committed to be a leader in the responsible stewardship of the environment and maintain forest certifications with internationally recognized standards for good forest management. You can read more about West Fraser’s commitment to certified, sustainable forest management in the Responsibility section, under “Certification."