Environmental integrity is a core value of the company. Interfor maintains an environmental management system throughout its operations to help identify and manage environmental issues.
The company is also a leader in sustainable forestry. Our woodlands operations are committed to meeting high environmental standards through the application of science-based principles, collaborative approaches, sustainable forest practices and independent certifications. Read our Responsibility Report for the steps we are taking to operate safely and sustainably, and to reduce environmental impacts.
Interfor provides its customers with quality wood products that come from well managed forests in British Columbia and the US Pacific Northwest.
Wood from Interfor, it is the natural choice.
- Third party certified to three globally recognized and respected programs: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI®.), the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
- Recipient of the SFI Inc. Conservation Leadership award (2009) for collaborative work with First Nations to identify and manage for cultural needs.
- Co-recipient of the World Wildlife Fund - Gift to the Earth Award (2007) and Forest Leadership Partnership Award (2005) for collaborative work on land use planning in BC.
- United Nations Environmental Program - Millennium Business Award for environmental achievement (2000).
Interfor is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment.
Wood is a natural, abundant and renewable resource. As a construction material, wood is a good choice for the environment.
Certification programs provide independent verification that environmental and sustainable forestry standards are being met.
Interfor’s goal is to reduce our environmental footprint through responsible management and wise-use of resources. Below are some examples of how Interfor is continuing to advance our environmental commitment.