Performance Against 2014 Targets: Canfor

Forestry Targets

Objective Performance
Reduce the number of incidents of harvesting activity not consistent with plan by 10%. Target achieved. The number of incidents dropped to seven in 2014 from 10 in 2013. The target was nine.
Maintain the current ratio of sedimentation incidents. Target not achieved. The number of occurrences increased to five in 2014 from three in 2013, largely due to the fact that our operations in British Columbia are shifting to areas with higher stream densities and, therefore, a higher exposure to risk.
Reduce the number of incidents where herbicide is applied outside of a treatment area by 25%. Target achieved. The number of incidents met the target of 12 in 2014, down from 16 in 2013.
Reduce the number of forestry fuel management incidents by 20%. Target not achieved. The number of incidents reported in 2014 was 11, exceeding the target of 10.
Establish plans at solid wood facilities to manage historical and ongoing accumulation of log yard woody debris. We made some progress by starting construction of wood pellet plants at two sites, and continue to evaluate sustainable solutions for several other sites.
Reduce landfill quantities at solid wood facilities by separating log yard debris into reusable rock, bark and soil. We conducted a three-week trial of partial screening at one sawmill site. We separated oversized rock and woody debris from mineral matter and fines, and used water to separate intermediate size rocks and bark. However, the units tested lacked the scale and throughput to make the process economic.

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 2013 and 2014. Target not achieved. Recovering markets led to longer operating hours, but we are making progress at all of our facilities.

Safety Goals

Objective Performance
Achieve a company-wide medical incident rate of 2.0 or lower. Target not achieved. Company-wide MIR for 2014 was 2.07.

Community Goals

Objective Performance
Implement programs to support safe, alcohol-free graduation celebrations (“dry grad”) at high schools across our operating areas. Target achieved. We donated more than $12,000, supporting all the dry grad events at schools in our operating areas.
Establish high school scholarships for forestry and trades related studies in all of our operating communities. Target not achieved. We have scholarships in place in all of our Canadian locations, and are establishing them in our US locations.
Preparation for high school program in association with the 2015 Canada Winter Games for our north central BC communities Target achieved. We hosted more than 500 students during the Games.
Continued participation in summer events to engage with our communities Target achieved. We held pancake breakfasts and BBQs in operating communities across British Columbia and Alberta.