Report Information

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. See the report’s 2019 GRI index.

This report is further indexed to the Sustainable Accounting Board Standards (SASB). West Fraser is primarily classified by SASB in SICS Consumer Goods Sector “Building Products & Furnishings.” Information relevant to Canadian operations under SICS General Issue Categories Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy, for Forest Management and Pulp and Paper Products, are also identified in the SASB standards index for this report.

Reflecting the recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-Financial Disclosure (TCFD), West Fraser provides information about our strategic approach, risks, opportunities and performance related to climate change.

This report covers sustainability data for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019 for all of West Fraser’s managed operations (as detailed in the 2019 Annual Report, page 7). The scope of this report covers all of the operations managed by West Fraser. Joint ventures:

  • West Fraser is a 50% owner and the managing partner for Cariboo Pulp & Paper. 
  • Alberta Newsprint is a 50% joint venture not operated by West Fraser. The data for Alberta Newsprint is not presented in this report, unless explicitly stated and identified in the relevant sections.

Data is reported using the metric system and Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Comparative historical data reported in previous years has been restated in reporting due to changes such as measurement corrections or changes to reporting methodology. Where data has been restated, it is identified as such where it is presented. West Fraser has not sought external assurance for all of the data presented in this report.

West Fraser places significant emphasis on our environmental, social, and governance responsibilities and on making the data regarding these matters freely available to all shareholders and stakeholders through our Responsibility Report site and regulatory findings available in the Investors section of the Company website. As we make information available equitably to all, it is not our practice to respond to proprietary surveys that charge issuers to provide West Fraser’s sustainability data to select membership groups.

Questions or comments about this report can be directed to: shareholder@westfraser.com.

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Restatements of information

Data reported in previous years has been restated in this report due to changes such as measurement corrections or changes to reporting methodology. Where data has been re-stated, it is identified as re-stated where it is presented. 

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Changes in reporting

This is West Fraser’s fourth year preparing our report in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option.

For the first time, our report is further indexed to the Sustainable Accounting Board Standards (SASB). West Fraser is primarily classified by SASB in SICS Consumer Goods Sector “Building Products & Furnishings.” Information relevant to Canadian operations under SICS General Issue Categories for Forest Management and Pulp and Paper Products, are also identified in the SASB standards index for this report.

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Reporting period

January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
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Date of most recent report

September 2019
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Reporting cycle

Annual
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Contact point for questions regarding the report

shareholder@westfraser.com

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Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option

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GRI content index

GRI Content Index

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External assurance

We have not sought external assurance for this report.