Product Quality & Life-Cycle

Wood has a lighter carbon footprint compared to other materials.

We are committed to producing and delivering a quality product and, as such, take steps to ensure standards are consistently met. West Fraser maintains many additional product quality standards and certifications specific to each of the products we produce.

For information about our environmental performance quality manaement, see Environmental Management Systems.


Our lumber is graded in compliance with the NLGA (National Lumber Grades Authority) and the NGR (National Grading Rules) which are accredited by the ALS (American Lumber Standard) and CLS (Canadian Lumber Standard). Each piece of lumber is grade-stamped showing the grade of lumber, the dryness, the mills' designated number and the accredited agency, which in turn performs routine grading checks to ensure the product meets or exceeds all standards.


Engineered Wood Products

Pulp & Paper

Customer Health and Safety

Wood is a 100% renewable building product. When considered over a building’s lifetime – from harvest of raw materials through manufacturing, transportation, installation, use, maintenance and disposal or recycling – it performs better than concrete and steel in terms of embodied energy, air and water pollution, carbon footprint and global warming potential. Further, it is a natural insulator and can contribute to better air quality by minimizing the accumulation of dust and microbes. 

More information is available on our website Build With Wood page.

Marketing and Labeling

We manufacture sustainable, renewable and recyclable wood products that can be used in a wide variety of applications, often as a more environmental alternative to other construction and fossil-fuel based materials. We comply with, and regularly monitor, developments in the United States and Canada to ensure our product labeling meets and reflects regulatory requirements, where needed.

Customer Privacy

We respect and uphold individual rights to privacy and the protection of personal information. West Fraser has two privacy officers identified as a point of contact to address privacy concerns.