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 Inc. (SFI®) and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and we have put in place a Wood Purchasing Guide to support our customers to choose products from sustainably managed forests.

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, 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.
  • We manage climate-related risks and opportunities by adapting to present and predicted impacts of climate change.
  • We manage our log supply chain to avoid procuring illegally produced wood, or wood from areas that are susceptible to unsustainable forestry practices.
  • We regularly review our practices and procedures to monitor and report on environmental performance.
  • 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 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.

Manufacturing

All of our Canadian and US South sawmills are Chain of Custody (CoC) certified. 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 an FSC wood procurement policy for our British Columbia Coastal Woodlands to avoid trading in wood or wood fiber that does not meet our sustainable forest management standards.

SFI Ontario & Quebec Chain of Custody Certificate

Woodlands

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 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI®) certified.

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.

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.

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 14001:2015 certified 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: