Wood Procurement Policy
Boise Cascade, L.L.C. (Boise Cascade) is an international wood products company that is committed to implementing and achieving sustainable forestry where it procures roundwood, oriented strand board, and veneer from other forest landowners, wood suppliers, and manufacturers. To practice sustainable forestry is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by practicing a land stewardship ethic that integrates reforestation, and the managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees for useful products with the conservation of soil, air, and water quality, biological diversity, wildlife and aquatic habitat, recreation, and aesthetics.
Boise Cascade is committed to implementing internationally recognized forestry certification programs, including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®), and the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) Standards and the requirements addressing responsible wood procurement from sustainably managed forests. Boise Cascade seeks to continually increase its procurement from certified sources.
Boise Cascade is committed to compliance with all national and international environmental, forestry, worker protection, and other relevant laws and regulations. Boise Cascade expects all of its wood suppliers to comply with laws and regulations pertaining to their forestry operations and provide information regarding fiber source and certification percentage.
Boise Cascade strives to continually improve its environmental performance by proactively contributing to the prevention of pollution and efficiently using resources.
Boise Cascade encourages forest landowners from whom it purchases wood to reforest following harvest, our contracts require the use best management practices (BMP's), and we help to identify and protect important habitat elements for wildlife, including Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.
Boise Cascade implements best efforts to avoid purchase wood that originates from illegal sources, fiber harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities, wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use, wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted, or wood from old growth forests. When conducting harvesting operations in forests that contain threatened and endangered species and communities, Boise Cascade complies with all laws and regulations to protect these species and communities. Our procurement personnel are responsible for tracking the geographic origin, legality, and certification status of fiber purchased for our production facilities.
Boise Cascade encourages the professionalism of direct suppliers and all wood producers through ongoing education and training. Boise works cooperatively with independent contractors to improve forestry practices and minimize negative impacts to the environment.
Boise Cascade cooperatively works with governmental and non-governmental organizations that are dedicated to the wise use of forest resources and seeks constructive solutions to environmental issues and challenges. Through partnerships, Boise Cascade maintains its leadership position in the business community to ensure an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable future.
Approved: March 1, 2011
Tom Carlile, CEO
Boise Cascade - Roundwood, Fiber, Veneer and OSB Procurement Policy 10.3
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Boise, ID 83702-5389
P.O. Box 50
Boise, ID 83728