Western Forest Products Publishes Sustainability Report
March 20, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX: WEF) (“Western” or the “Company”) announced today that it has published its first sustainability report, highlighting the Company’s governance, environmental and social practices and performance during 2018. The report is available on the Company’s website at www.westernforest.com/responsibility.
“Sustainable practices have always defined who we are at Western,” said Don Demens, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With this report, we are continuing the evolution of our sustainability disclosure: pledging to set goals, track progress and report on key performance measures.”
The report outlines how Western is defining a higher standard in being accountable to our people, the environment, First Nations and the communities in which we operate, while producing the world’s most sustainable building material.
About Western Forest Products Inc.
Western is an integrated forest products company building a margin-focused log and lumber business to compete successfully in global softwood markets. With operations and employees located primarily on the coast of British Columbia and Washington State, Western is a premier supplier of high-value, specialty forest products to worldwide markets. Western has a lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and four remanufacturing facilities. The Company sources timber from its private lands, long-term licenses, First Nations arrangements, and market purchases. Western supplements its production through a wholesale program providing customers with a comprehensive range of specialty products.
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