We are active partners in forest stewardship, climate action, reconciliation and building opportunities for all British Columbians.

At Western Forest Products, we are proud to champion the most comprehensive forest practices in the world to keep our forests healthy, support strong communities and provide the most sustainable building materials on the planet.

OUR 2020 SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE

14.2 MILLION TONNES OF CO2 EQUIVALENT     

was removed from the atmosphere through Western’s activities during 2018 and 2019. This is the equivalent of taking 1.54 million cars off the road per year

747,959 HECTARES 

within our tenures are conserved — the equivalent of 1.4 million football fields

$796 MILLION 

in employee wages and benefits paid since 2017 – supporting our people and communities

$1.6 MILLION

in community investments since 2017

PARTNERS IN STEWARDSHIP


GET IN TOUCH 

Head Office:

800 – 1055 West Georgia Street

Royal Centre Building

PO Box 11122

Vancouver, BC | V6E 3P3


Tel: 604-648-4500

Email: info@westernforest.com

Website: westernforest.com


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27% increase in big trees conserved

since 2019

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On the B.C. coast, 75% of the productive coastal forest is conserved. 

Within the 25% available for sustainable harvesting, B.C. enforces some of the most stringent forest management standards on the planet. 

Western sustainably manages approximately 2 million hectares of forest land on a 250-year planning cycle. We voluntarily submit to independent organizations that assess forestry operations against international standards for certification of our sustainable forest management practices. We work hard to exceed these standards using a comprehensive science-based conservation and stewardship strategy. 


PARTNERS IN CLIMATE ACTION

B.C.’s natural forest products are an important part of our approach to battling climate change. 

Not only are wood products naturally beautiful, durable and functional – they’re the only major building material that’s renewable. These long-lived wood products both store carbon and offer a low-impact, green alternative to energy-intensive building materials such as concrete, aluminum and steel. 

In addition to reducing the carbon impact of our lived environment by producing the most sustainable building products on the planet, Western regenerates healthy, resilient forests and manages those forests so that they can increasingly sequester more carbon than they release. According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), these sustainable forest management practices play a vital role in mitigating climate change globally. 

PARTNERS IN RECONCILIATION

We believe that partnerships with Indigenous communities, the original stewards of B.C.’s iconic forests, are an important part of the future of forestry.

Western acknowledges that we operate on the traditional territories of more than 45 First Nations on Vancouver Island and the coast of British Columbia. 

We respect the rights of Indigenous groups and are committed to open and meaningful dialogue to create mutual benefits from B.C.’s forests.


PARTNERS IN OPPORTUNITY

Building and maintaining productive relationships with communities where we operate is important to us and critical to our success.

Western is proud to play an active role in the communities where we live and work.

The common thread that runs through the wide spectrum of support we provide is an unwavering commitment to building enduring value and contributing to vibrant, healthy communities for today and tomorrow.

ABOUT WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS

Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that manufactures high-quality wood products and sustainably manages forests.

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of B.C. and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering. Our large investment in manufacturing and progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices ensures the health and prosperity of our business, forests and communities for generations to come.

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HOW WE PROTECT B.C. FORESTS
HOW WE MITIGATE AND ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
HOW WE'RE ADVANCING RECONCILIATIONHOW WE'RE CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR B.C.

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RECONCILIATION

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