In 2020, West Fraser had 8,053 employees and 45 mills in North America. On February 1, 2021, West Fraser completed a successful acquisition of Norbord, a Canadian-headquartered company that manufactures wood-based panels and was the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB). With that acquisition, West Fraser’s workforce stands at 10,625 workers. We are the largest lumber manufacturer globally, and following the acquisition of Norbord, also the world’s largest producer of OSB. The combined operating footprint stands at 61 mills in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, and Belgium.
This year’s Sustainability Report reflects West Fraser’s operations for the year ending December 31, 2020 and therefore does not reflect the Norbord acquisition in this executive summary of highlights. However, as the integration of the two organizations is underway, West Fraser’s ESG data table (add link) includes a separated set of sustainability data that combines West Fraser and Norbord’s sustainability information for the year ending December 31, 2020. Every effort has been made to present accurate sustainability information while acknowledging that the organizations were separate entities in 2020.
For detailed information about 2020 sales, capacity, production, shipments of our products see the 2020 Annual Report.