Performance Against 2016 Targets — Canfor

Forestry & Manufacturing

Objective Performance

Achieve the 2016 target of incidents of harvesting activity not consistent with plan per million cubic metres of delivered volume.

Our 2016 result of 0.51 harvesting activity incidents exceeded our 2016 target of 6 incidents (max) or 0.43 (max) harvest trespasses per 1 million metres of total delivered volume.

Reduce by 10% the number of riparian management incidents per million cubic metres of total delivered volume.

Achieved. Our 2016 result of 0.26 riparian management incidents per cubic metres of delivered volume is below the target of 9 incidents (max) or 0.64 trespasses per 1 million metres of total delivered volume.

Reduce by 10% the number of incidents where herbicide is applied outside of a treatment per hectare treated.

Achieved. Our 2016 result of 0.0 incidents where herbicide was applied outside of treatment area per hectare treated exceeds our target of 3.6 incidents (max) or 0.039% of a treatment area per hectare treated.

Achieve the 2016 target for forestry fuel management incidents per million cubic metres of total delivered volume.

Our 2016 result of 0.96 forestry fuel management incidents per million cubic metre of total delivered volume was above our 2016 target of 0.71 incidents per 1 million cubic metres of total delivered volume. 

Continue preparation of wood residue management plans at sawmills including characterization of accumulated materials and root cause analysis. 

In progress. Woody debris accumulations were quantified by aerial drone photography at three sites in 2016, completing this action for all sites, and accumulations at all sites were characterized as to composition of material by site personnel. Four sawmills made substantial progress in processing and utilizing accumulated materials. 

Energy Efficiency

Objective Performance

Continue implementing our energy use reduction plan for solid wood facilities, including a 10% reduction in electricity use per unit of sawmill production over 2015 and 2016.

Canfor reduced its electricity use by 55.1% in 2016 relative to our baseline year.


Objective Performance

Achieve a company-wide medical incident rate of 2.0 or lower.

Achieved. Company-wide medical incident rate for 2016 was 1.90.

Expand Canfor TV safety monitor program to all Canadian facilities/operations and begin expansion in to US operations.

Achieved. Canfor TV installed in all Canadian solid wood facilities and most US operations.

Continue to expand “One Canfor” approach to Safety with focus on practical integration and standardization of safety program elements across the business.   Achieved. Shared safety data across company to learn from incidents and reduce risk of similar occurrences. Integrated WynnWood into Canfor safety program.

Community & People

Objective Performance

Implement a First Nations recruitment and selection process to identify and support potential First Nations’ candidates.

Work ongoing supported by new corporate HR system. 

Expand partnerships with First Nations through activities coordinated through a company-wide First Nations Working Group.

Work ongoing with examples of progress highlighted in the Working with First Nations section of this report.

Expand high school and post-secondary relationships that focus on supporting First Nations students. Created new relationships leading to partnerships.

Host community events in all of our operating communities.

Community events held in Canadian operating communities, and employee events held in US operating communities.

Expand outreach to communities, with operational staff providing updates to mayors and council. 

Achieved. Key forestry and operations representatives from Canfor met and held meetings throughout the year.

Establish high school scholarships for forestry and trades related studies in all of our operating communities.

Work still underway to establish scholarships in all of our US communities. Scholarships already in place in all of our Canadian operating communities.

Continue to enhance the new skills development and training program to facilitate effective and safe performance of tasks.

Achieved. Continued focus on leadership training and succession depth and developed new training materials for employees.