The Policy is applicable to wood-derived products, except paper. The Policy is compulsory for all entities of the federal government, and it focuses on wood from sustainably harvested timbers. The definition includes provisions related to traceability, legality, and specific requirements for sustainable forest management certification systems.
Geographical Areas of Interest
Supply Chain Focus
Promotes forest certification (CSA, FSC, PEFC, and SFI).
Measures wood against other construction materials (steel and concrete) through comparisons of environmental impacts in manufacturing processes.
Fresh and Recycled Fiber
Promotes recycling of wood products.
Promotes the use of wood to address climate change; greater use of wood stimulates the expansion of forests, greater storage of carbon in trees and products, recovery of stored energy by burning wood as a substitute for fossil fuels, and reduction of greenhouse emissions.