Our Certifications

We Operate In A Sustainable Manner At All Times

We believe the environment should never be compromised. We are a leader in sustainable forestry and adhere to the highest standards in woodlands management and lumber manufacturing. Our practices and facilities are routinely audited and we are proud of our performance record and our culture of continuous improvement.

Sustainable Forest Management

We are a leader in sustainable forestry. We are third-party certified to two globally recognized and respected programs: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) (PEFC/26-31-159).

Our woodlands operations are committed to meeting high environmental standards through the application of science-based principles, collaborative approaches, sustainable forest practices and independent certifications.

Our Environmental Policy

We abide by the following principles in all that we do:

  • We minimize our environmental impact, reduce emissions and waste, implement controls to minimize or prevent pollution, and strive for continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
  • We operate in compliance with all applicable environmental laws.
  • We implement environmental management systems for all operations, including adhering to specified environmental objectives.
  • We identify potential environmental risks and implement measures to eliminate or mitigate those risks.
  • We manage climate-related risks and opportunities by adapting to present and predicted impacts of climate change.
  • We regularly review our practices and procedures to monitor and improve on environmental performance, and to report on the environmental status of our operations, including to the Board of Directors.
  • We provide training for employees and contractors in environmentally responsible work practices.
  • We manage our forest resources in a sustainable manner that is environmentally sound, socially beneficial, economically viable, and ensures forest renewal.
  • We manage our log supply chain to avoid procuring illegally produced wood, or wood from areas that are susceptible to unsustainable forestry practices.
  • We provide opportunities for our shareholders, directors, employees, communities, customers, and other stakeholders to engage with us on environmental issues.
  • We encourage our partners, vendors, suppliers, haulers and other service providers to uphold the principles in this Policy.
  • We promote the use of our wood products as a good choice for the environment.

Environmental Certifications

We produce quality wood products from well-managed forests. Our woodlands and manufacturing operations have been independently certified to internationally recognized standards. Read our latest Environmental Certification Update.

Since 1999 our woodlands operations have applied an Environmental Management System (EMS) that provides the structure for identifying, addressing and managing environmental issues. We voluntarily submit to annual external audits of our operations.


With the exception of recently acquired Bathurst and Belledune Sawmills and Sault Ste. Marie Wood Mill, each of our lumber manufacturing and remanufacturing operations is certified to one or more internationally recognized chain-of-custody or fiber sourcing standards. CoC certification tracks logs from harvest through the manufacturing process.

Our mills have been independently audited and have been found to meet CoC certification requirements for:

We have also put in place a Sustainable Forestry & Log Procurement Policy to avoid sourcing wood or wood fiber that does not meet our sustainable forest management standards.


Our woodlands operations are committed to meeting high environmental standards through the application of science-based principles, collaborative approaches, sustainable forest practices and independent certifications.
Since 2001 our British Columbia Coastal and Interior Woodlands have been certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI®) standard.

Documentation pertaining to FSC® National Forest Stewardship Standard of Canada certification for our Matagami Operations (FSC-C102380) is available upon request (Forest management plan, dispute resolution process, protected area gap analysis, monitoring and evaluation of environmental impacts, high conservation values forest and woodlands health and safety).

Miramichi Woodlands Public Maps

US South Operations

Our operations in the US South are committed to implementing and achieving the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Standard (2015-2019 Edition) as part of its wood procurement program to broaden the practice of sustainable forestry. Learn more here.

US North West Operations

ISO Certifications

The International Standards Organization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organization that brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market-relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. ISO14001 specifies requirements for an environmental management system (EMS) to which an organization subscribes to improve its environmental performance. Interfor maintains ISO 14001:2015certified environmental management systems for its forest operations in Québec and Northeastern Ontario.

Our Partners

Interfor partners and supports a variety of initiatives that can be referred to for more useful information:

SFI marks are registered marks owned by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.