Canfor and Canfor Pulp turn virtually all of our fibre into lumber, pulp and green energy. We are committed to continuous improvement in the environmental sustainability of our manufacturing processes.
Through capital investments and research, we improve production and energy efficiency, reduce emissions and waste, advance manufacturing processes, and support product and building systems development.
All of our facilities employ environmental management systems based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Environmental Management Standard 14001 framework. This lets us identify and rank the likelihood of potential impacts on the environment as a result of our activities and put appropriate systems in place to manage those risks.
Our wood products facilities are audited every three years against our environmental management system requirements and the ISO 14001 standard, as well as for compliance against regulatory requirements, principles of due diligence and good industry environmental practice.
In Canada, we carry chain-of-custody certification on our facilities so customers can be confident they are buying products from well-managed forests. Chain-of-custody certification requires tracking of forest products through all stages of production to the consumer.
Our sawmills in British Columbia hold chain-of-custody certification to either the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Canfor Southern Pine's four manufacturing facilities in North and South Carolina have achieved conformance with the SFI Standard (2010-2014 Edition and major changes to 2015-2019 Standards and Rules, Section 3 - Fiber Sourcing Standard). The Scotch Gulf facilities in Alabama and the recently purchased Anthony mills in Arkansas are also certified to the SFI standard. Plans are underway to bring all Canfor Southern Pine facilities under one SFI certificate, as well as certifying newly acquired mills in Georgia and Mississippi.
All Canfor Pulp fibre sources are audited to FSC chain-of-custody standards, and the products we produce are eligible to be treated as FSC-controlled wood if the customer purchasing them has FSC chain-of-custody certification. We can also provide PEFC-certified pulp on request.
Canfor Pulp products comply with the European Union Timber Regulation, which prohibits illegally harvest timber or timber products.