Uses the WRI/WBCSD 10 key questions framework, to provide buyers with information to reassure them about the social and environmental qualities of Canada’s forest products. Includes sample forest products procurement/financing policy, environmental performance data of FPAC members, as well as additional resources including a glossary.

Geographical Areas of Interest

Canada, with global implications

Supply Chain Focus

Forest production




Related CHapters

Contact Details

Forest Products Association of Canada

+1 613 563 1441


Assures readers that the origins of Canada’s wood and paper -based products are often well-known and documented, although there are products originating in some areas with less rigorous supply chains; suggests that buyers ask their suppliers questions.

Information Accuracy

Discusses trends of Canadian forest companies turning to third-party certification; provides information about the proportion of third -party certified forests in Canada.


Assures readers about the lack of systemic issues in the forest sector that could allow illegal logging in Canada.


Highlights member companies’ efforts and collaborations with stakeholders to improve environmental performance; assures commitment towards forest certification and provides data about the extent of third-party certified forests in Canada.

Unique Forest Values

Highlights efforts, commitments and collaborations between member companies and stakeholders to identify and preserve various types of special sites in Canada.

Social Aspects

Highlights collaboration and engagement with various stakeholders, such as Aboriginal Peoples, NGOs and research institutions. Introduces member companies’ approaches and principles of corporate social responsibility.


Provides information showing decline in emissions of pollutants to water and air over the past decade.

Fresh and Recycled Fiber

Highlight efforts of members to develop reliable sources of recycled content and increase recycled content in finished products. Provides concrete facts to document such efforts.


Highlights efforts towards increasing the use of biomass electricity; increasing the carbon sequestration potential of forests and forest products; and reducing the use of energy, fossil fuels, and greenhouse gas emissions.