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Builders, architects, homeowners and other customers across the globe choose our products for their beauty and environmental benefits. We provide high-value specialty wood products that you’ve likely seen in outdoor living applications, structural components and architectural features.
We are proud that our products are not only naturally beautiful, durable and functional, but sustainable too. Wood is the only major building product that is a renewable resource. Wood has the added benefit that it stores carbon, for as long as the wood products last.
B.C.’s sustainably managed forests—and the products derived from them—play an essential role in mitigating climate change. Not only is wood naturally beautiful, durable and functional, it’s the only major building material that’s renewable. Carbon remains sequestered in wood for the life of the products, and wood offers a green alternative to energy-intensive building materials such as concrete, aluminum and steel.
The amount of carbon stored in our sustainably managed forests is only one part Western’s story. We measure our company’s carbon footprint and environmental impacts throughout the wood life cycle, including harvesting, transportation, manufacturing, and forest regeneration. In 2018/19, our sustainable forestry and lumber production activities removed 14.2 million co2 equivalents from the atmosphere. That’s equal to removing 1.54 million cars off the road each year. It’s our goal to continuously improve our approach, further enhancing and expanding our carbon accounting.
Learn more about our sustainability actions and performance.