Environmental Policy

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is committed to doing business in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner. The hallmarks of this commitment are:

  • Responsible stewardship of the environment
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Production of the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the public

Our philosophy is:

  • to continually improve our forest practices and manufacturing procedures
  • to optimize the use of resources
  • to minimize or eliminate the impact of our operations on the environment.

Environmental excellence is an integral aspect of our long-term business success. We are committed to:

  • complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as other requirements to which the organization subscribes, and striving to maintain biodiversity and to protect wildlife habitat and ecosystems;
  • developing and implementing best practices to improve our environmental performance continuously;
  • preventing pollution and continuing to improve our environmental performance by setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets;
  • conserving, reducing, reusing and recycling wherever practicable, the resources and materials that we use and ensuring that all waste is safely and responsibly handled and disposed of;
  • employing and encouraging the development and use of environmentally friendly practices and technology;
  • conducting periodic environmental audits;
  • providing training for employees and contractors to ensure environmentally responsible work practices;
  • communicating our sustainable forest management and environmental performance openly and transparently to our Board of Directors, employees, customers, shareholders, local communities and other stakeholders; and
  • reviewing, regularly, this policy to ensure that it reflects our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship.