Performance Against 2017 Targets — Canfor

Forestry & Manufacturing

Objective Performance

Identify wood residue management options and costs, and prepare mill-specific management plans for accumulated woody debris.

Achieved. Five sawmills made significant progress in processing and utilizing accumulated materials.

Reduce the number of block harvest and road trespasses to six incidents or 0.37 per million metres of total delivered volume.

0.79 incidents 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.

 0.66 incidents per million metres of total delivered volume.

Reduce by 10% the number of riparian management incidents per cubic metres of delivered volume.1

 Achieved. One incident or 0.06 incidents per million 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.

 Achieved. No incidents.

10% is equivalent to 0.24 incidents per million cubic metres of delivered volume

Energy Efficiency

Objective Performance

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

Increased awareness. Energy intensity 0.65% less than 2011 baseline year, higher than 2016.


Objective Performance

Maintain a company-wide medical incident rate below 2.0.

Achieved. Company-wide medical incident rate for 2017 was 1.68.

Continue to focus on leveraging best practices and learnings across the company to enhance safety performance.

Achieved. Management-worker health and safety committees brought safety issues forward to improve workplace safety.

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.

Achieved. Activities included heat and distracted driving awareness, and a campaign that reduced hand injuries in Canadian mills by 50%.

Community & People

Objective Performance

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.

Ongoing. In 2017, met with more than 200 First Nations individuals regarding Canfor careers. Through PGNAETA, held four career-focused meetings. 

Raise awareness of career opportunities for First Nations people through 12 speaking engagements, two facility tours and one employment forum annually.

Achieved. In addition, met with Chiefs and Councils and employment/training coordinators.

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

Achieved. Our First Nations Working Group continues to make progress in expanding partnerships with First Nations.

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

Ongoing. Canfor College offers 33 targeted training and development programs, and 313 employees attended at least one in-house leadership program.

Contribute to integration of new US operations into Canfor through expanded employee communications and community outreach.

Achieved. Moved to one integrated technology program, certified US mills, hosted a community reception in El Dorado, and contributed to local communities.

Establish scholarships for forestry and trades related studies at relevant schools associated with our US operations.

Donated total of US$35,000 to two technical schools in the US South so they can increase training space for key trades.

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.

Achieved. Introduced an enhanced recruitment process, held an interview preparation workshop for First Nations, and developed a First Nations Work Experience Program.
Expand focus on workforce diversity within development programs, including expanded focus on inclusive leadership in Canfor College leadership development programs. Achieved. Redesigned leadership programs, and added diversity modules