Responsible Forestry

Trusted Certification

C&C wood products has been in the in the value added forest products business for over 3 decades. During this time our operations have been conducted in a sustainable manner. In order to provide sufficient evidence of our sustainable operations we considered the importance of using a third party verification system.

To demonstrate our commitment to the sustainable forest environment and with the responsibility of managing our own Forest Licence we have recognized the need to be involved in a forest certification process. This process includes third party audits which will confirm that certain indicators have been met. These indicators include reforestation, water quality, wildlife conservation and visual quality to name a few. We are currently certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program. In order to achieve this high level of sustainability C&C wood products developed a Sustainable Forestry Management and Environmental Management System manual. Within these manuals we have committed to sustainability and the environment to be responsible stewards of the forest through our environmental policy.

In addition to our own forest licence commitment to sustainability we are also responsible for determining if outside log deliveries are from a certified source. This process is known as;Chain of Custody (CoC) which tracks the logs from the geographic location they originated through the scales and log yard to the milling processes and ending at our customers. By tracking where all log sources originate we can determine which logs are certified and which are uncertified and in turn our customers will have an accurate percentage of certified products they sell. In September 2010 our operations were certified using the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Website

Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Website

Western Canada SFI Implementation Committee (WCSIC) Website