- LaCrete Sawmills Ltd.
- Norbord Inc.
- Tolko Industries Ltd.
La Crete Sawmills holds in high regard our employees and the Natural
Environment that we all live in. Our employees and the environment are our
greatest assets and the success of the company is largely due to these
Our primary goal is to manufacture quality lumber for the world markets,
while being committed to a responsible approach and the safeguard of the
We strive to protect the quality of our Environment by complying with the
regulatory requirements set forth.
We practice sustained–yield forestry through research, innovation,
silviculture and continually search for areas where we can improve our
environmental and resource utilization performance.
We are committed to ensuring that all employees receive the education and
training necessary for them to carry out their work in an environmentally
We monitor environmental performance through regularly evaluation and
continuously work to improve the environment, in which we live and work.
We encourage input from the Public, Community and our Employees and
we work toward improving environmental awareness throughout our
organization and in our community.
Norbord recognizes that our environment is fundamental to our existence, and that our businesses and the communities where we operate depend upon its health. We strive for excellence, leadership, sustainability and competitive advantage -with integrity- through continual improvement in our environmental performance and management of forest land. For Norbord, sustainable development means creating economic growth and caring for society and the environment, while taking into account the needs of future generations.
NORBORD AND ITS OPERATIONS WILL INTEGRATE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INTO OUR BUSINESS PROCESSES AND DECISIONS. OUR BELIEF IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MEANS WE ARE COMMITTED TO:
Comply fully with all applicable environmental legislation and regulations that affect our activities.
Manage forest resources in a manner consistent with the principles of sustainable forestry, this policy and applicable legislation.
Minimization of Environmental Impact
Improve our environmental performance as the expectations of society change. We shall do this by using forest, energy and other resources with increasing efficiency, and by reducing all forms of waste.
Environmental Management Systems
Implement systematic environmental management which supports this policy at every operation. We shall assign appropriate human and financial resources. Every year we shall establish measurable objectives and targets for environmental management and performance improvement
Support pollution prevention and environmental research, and implement findings consistent with this policy.
Continually identify, evaluate, and control the environmental risks associated with our operations. We shall have procedures in place to prevent and respond to emergencies.
Evaluate the environmental performance of our operations and personnel, and recognize achievements that support this policy. We shall provide our employees with information and training for them to fully integrate this policy into their responsibilities at work.
Communications with Stakeholders
Engage in a constructive dialogue with the communities in which we operate and other key stakeholders, taking their needs into account when we make our decisions.
Open Government Relationships
Work constructively with governments and regulators on the establishment of scientifically and economically sound requirements for our operations.
Conduct environmental audits at all our operations at a frequency appropriate to their risks.
Report regularly on our environmental performance to the management of the corporation, the board of directors, our shareholders, employees and the communities in which we operate.
NORBORD REQUIRES ITS OPERATIONS TO DEVELOP POLICIES, SYSTEMS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND COMPETENCIES, AND TO EMBRACE AN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT CONSISTENT WITH THESE PRINCIPLES. NORBORD REQUIRES ALL EMPLOYEES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THEIR JOBS.
Tolko is committed to the well-being of future generations through
responsible environmental performance. This is a key value of
the Company. Our ability to operate the business, satisfy customers
and other stakeholders and build sustainable economic success
is increasingly dependent on our environmental performance.
Our commitment applies to all aspects of our business.
Tolko’s Management Team, drawing on the
input of employees and stakeholders, provides strategic direction
and resources to help the Company honour this policy. This includes
ensuring that employees receive the education and training necessary
for them to carry out their work in an environmentally responsible
manner. Employees will actively participate in environmental
management and challenge operating principles they believe can
Activities that support this policy are:
- Complying with environmental laws and regulations
and other requirements to which we commit;
- Continually improving our environmental performance;
- Integrating the requirements of environmental
laws and regulations and our other commitments into business
planning and decision making;
- Managing forest land in a professional and
sustainable manner consistent with Tolko’s Forest Management
- Managing operations to minimize pollution;
- Evaluating our environmental performance through
internal and external audits, reviews and benchmarking;
- Communicating environmental, social and economic
performance with our employees, the public and other stakeholders;
- Encouraging and recognizing employees for
their contribution towards improving our environmental performance.
Tolko’s performance will be reviewed and
Issue Date: January 1998
Amendment Date: April 2001