We understand the interconnectedness between our people and the communities where they work and live. Contributing to a healthy economy and environment is a key part of our business.
We engage with the public and communities impacted by our mills or harvesting operations. Each operation collects, records and promptly addresses any concerns or enquiries in a timely fashion. We also reach out more broadly to the public to promote the benefits of forestry and wood construction.
We are committed to building value for the communities we operate in. Read about our efforts to engage with and support our local communities in our 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report.
Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship and Tolleson-Wood Family Scholarship
We also run a scholarship program for students whose parents or guardians work at Interfor. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic record, work experience, and community involvement. The deadline for applications has been extended to June 15, 2020, and successful applicants will be announced in mid-July. Please see the application form for more information.
Interfor’s operations in British Columbia fall within the territories of more than 60 First Nations. We respect the deep connection First Nations have to their territories and work with them to develop strong relationships that offer mutual benefits.
Our forestry operations are guided by our First Nations Partnerships: Objectives and Guiding Principles. This document informs our relationships and decision making, and reflects the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of First Nations.
First Nations play an integral role in the future of a strong, viable and sustainable forest economy. Explore our work with First Nations in our 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report.
Our mission is to build value in everything we do, every day. That means building value for the communities in which we operate by supporting a healthy economy and environment. We do this, in part, through donations to organizations and programs in these regions that are beneficial to the community as a whole. Examples include initiatives that relate to education, children/youth, health, and the environment. Preference is given to programs where there is a clear connection to the forest industry and/or Interfor as a company.
Requests for donations should detail how the project relates to the community/region in which Interfor operates, if it connects to the forest sector (preference will be given to requests that do), and how Interfor’s support of the project will be recognized and/or communicated.
Send requests (including completed donation form) to communications [at] interfor.com