Fact sheets

British Columbia: Legal Source of Quality Forest Products

Customers worldwide trust Canada as a reliable supplier of forest products from legal and sustainable sources. With an extensive and rigorous system of forest governance, Canada has a negligible risk of illegal logging.

Canada is the international leader in forest certification with BC contributing more than any other province. The province has 50 million hectares (123.6 million acres) certified to one of three internationally recognized forest certification programs—the Canadian Standards Association’s Sustainable Forest Management Standard, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Forest Stewardship Council.

BC Legal Source of Quality Forest Products

A study comparing environmental forest practice regulations in jurisdictions around the world found BC has some of the toughest regulations backed by well-developed enforcement regimes.