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Sustainability

Canada is a world leader in sustainable forest management.

Using wood is good – it is a carbon-positive, renewable resource –

and it is almost impossible to live a day without using wood products

in some form. Wood is a timeless product.

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93% of Canada's forests are publicly owned.

Providing assurance that companies operating on these lands are bound by:

  • Comprehensive legislation and enforcement
  • 20-25 year forest management plans
  • Rolling 5 year development plans and site-specific annual operational plans
  • Forest management plans subject to public review
  • Deforestation rate in Canada is almost zero (0.02%)
  • Has close to 90% of the original forest cover, with a thriving forest products industry
  • More than 31 million hectares of protected forests
  • Less than 1% is harvested annually (including in the boreal forest)
  • More than 75% of the protected forest and other wooded land are considered strictly protected where no logging or extraction is allowed
  • By law, all harvested areas must be replanted
  • Although 85% of regeneration occurs naturally, 500,000,000 trees are planted annually

An independent third party report concluded that Canada has:

  • A world-leading environmental protection system relating to forestry practices
  • A forestry policy and regulatory regime that is stringent and non-discretionary
  • Enforcement measures that are some of the most advanced in the world
  • With respect to critical issues such as illegal logging, Canada has the best controls and is the best country in the world to source your wood from
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