Certification

Independent forest certification provides a stamp of approval, showing customers they are buying products from forests managed to comprehensive environmental, social, and economic standards.

Independent third-party auditors issue a certificate only after a review to determine, among other things, that long term harvests are sustainable, there is no unauthorized or illegal logging, wildlife habitat is preserved, and soil quality is maintained.

At Canfor Pulp we encourage all of our suppliers to adopt one of the following internationally recognized standards: Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), or the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI). These programs were each developed for specific circumstances and needs. They are similar but do have differences. All three of these programs set high standards that forest companies must meet, above and beyond British Columbia’s already tough regulatory requirements.

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)

PEFC is an international process that defines the criteria that individual national certification systems must reach in order to demonstrate true sustainability credentials. More »

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

FSC was established as a response to international concerns over global deforestation and is applied on public and private lands, large or small, worldwide. More »

Sustainability Profiles

Canfor provides its customers with comprehensive sustainability profiles for each of the pulp products we produce. More »

Forest Products Association of Canada Documents