Objectives & Targets for 2017 — Canfor

Forestry and Manufacturing

  • Identify wood residue management options and costs, and prepare mill-specific management plans for accumulated woody debris.
  • Reduce the number of block harvest and road trespasses to six incidents or 0.37 per million metres of total delivered volume.
  • Reduce the number of fuel management guidelines incidents to 10 or 0.61 per million metres of total delivered volume.
  • Reduce by 10% the number of riparian management incidents per cubic metres of delivered volume.
  • Reduce by 10% the number of incidents where herbicide is applied outside of a treatment area per cubic metres of delivered volume.

Energy Efficiency

  • Increase mill awareness of energy-efficiency opportunities to help achieve our standing 10% energy-reduction target. 


  • Maintain a company-wide medical incident rate below 2.0.
  • Continue to focus on leveraging best practices and learnings across the company to enhance safety performance.
  • Continue to focus on activities and initiatives that contribute to the creation of a world-class safety culture and shift our organization’s thinking to one of safety interdependence.

Community and People

  • Promote success of First Nations candidates by providing 200 individuals with resume and career advice through career fairs and other conversations, including up to 50 over four years through a partnership with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association.
  • Raise awareness of career opportunities for First Nations people through 12 speaking engagements, two facility tours and one employment forum annually.
  • Expand partnerships with First Nations through activities coordinated through a company-wide First Nations Working Group.
  • Continue to enhance the new skills development and training program to facilitate effective and safe performance of tasks. 
  • Contribute to integration of new US operations into Canfor through expanded employee communications and community outreach. 
  • Establish scholarships for forestry and trades related studies at relevant schools associated with our US operations. 
  • Design and implement enhanced recruitment processes to attract and retain more diverse candidates, including a specific focus on women across the company and First Nations candidates in our Canadian operations. 
  • Expand focus on workforce diversity within development programs, including expanded focus on inclusive leadership in Canfor College leadership development programs.