Balancing our
triple bottom line

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. We are also extremely proud of the significant environmental benefits of building with wood. To learn more about Interfor's commitment to sustainable forestry, visit our 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

Our Environmental Policy

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

  • We will minimize environmental impact, prevent pollution and strive for continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
  • We will operate in compliance with all applicable laws pertaining to the environment.
  • We will regularly review our practices and procedures to monitor and report on environmental performance.
  • We will provide training for employees and contractors in environmentally responsible work practices.
  • We will manage our forest resources in a sustainable manner that is environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.
  • We will promote the use of our wood products as a good choice for the environment.

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.  

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.

All of our British Columbia sawmills are Chain of Custody (CoC) certified. CoC certification tracks logs from harvest through the manufacturing process.

Our mills have been independently audited by KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. 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.

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.

Our partners

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