Forest Certification

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.

All of the Company’s Canadian woodlands operations directly managed by West Fraser are independently certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) fiber sourcing and forest management standards. SFI is an internationally-recognized sustainable forest management certification program. 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. 

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."

Product Safety & Quality Certifications 

West Fraser provides wood product safety information in Safety Data Sheets for all of the wood products we manufacture. Please visit the relevant product page(s) to access product- specific Safety Data Sheets.

California Proposition 65 Health & Safety Warning

WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer.  Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov/fact-sheets/wood-dust

WARNING: Wood products can expose you to chemicals, including Titanium Dioxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Methanol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov

Proposition 65 (Health and Safety Code §25249.5 et seq. of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1989)