Certifications

Our products start as trees in the forest. But forests are more than just trees – they provide vital wildlife habitat, enhance water quality and provide places for people to enjoy the outdoors. To ensure that forests thrive in the future, we invest in them, employ industry best practices in forestry management and require our suppliers to demonstrate the same.

We will always work collaboratively with our partners to ensure the 
long-term health of the forest.

Responsible Fiber Procurement

GreenFirst Forest Products subscribes to internationally recognized forestry standards with third party verification across our operations. In Canada, we operate across 9.2 million hectares of public and private forestlands, the majority owned by the Ontario and Quebec provincial  governments in accordance with Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) (FSC®-C167905) Chain-of-Custody certification. To supply our manufacturing plants, we secure fiber from both public and private lands and procure from responsible sources through chain of custody certifications to ensure sustainable manufacturing.

Map of Forest Stewardship Lands

GreenFirst Certified Forests

Témiscamingue: 081-51 FSC & 081-52 FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products Abitibi-West manages the forest and plans forest operations to supply the GreenFirst sawmills in La Sarre and Bearn in the Abitibi-Temiscaming region.

Abitibi-West: 082-51 FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products Abitibi-West manages the forest and plans forest operations to supply the GreenFirst sawmills in La Sarre and Bearn in the Abitibi-Temiscaming region.

Abitibi-West: 085-62 FSC & 085-51 FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products Abitibi-West manages the forest and plans forest operations to supply the GreenFirst sawmills in La Sarre and Bearn in the Abitibi-Temiscaming region.

Gordon Cosens Forest FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products in Kapuskasing is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Gordon Cosens Forest.

Martel Forest FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products in Chapleau, Timmins and Cochrane is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Martel and Romeo Malette Forests located in northeastern Ontario.

Romeo Malette Forest FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products in Chapleau, Timmins and Cochrane is responsible for forest management planning and forestry operations on the Martel and Romeo Malette Forests located in northeastern Ontario.

GreenFirst Partner Certified Forests

Abitibi River Forest FSC & SFI

GreenFirst Forest Products is an Abitibi River Forest Management Inc. (ARFMI) shareholder. ARFMI holds the sustainable forest license (SFL) for the Abitibi River Forest (ARF). As a shareholder, GreenFirst has harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the ARF.

Algoma Forest FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products is also a shareholder with Clergue Forest Management Inc. Clergue holds the sustainable forest license (SFL) for the Algoma Forest.  As a Clergue shareholder,  GreenFirst has harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the Algoma Forest.

Hearst Forest FSC

GreenFirst Forest Products is a shareholder in the HFMI co-op and maintains harvesting and consumption rights on wood harvested on the Hearst Forest. The Gordon Cosens and Hearst Forests supply conifer fibre to the paper mill and sawmill complex in Kapuskasing, the sawmill in Hearst, as well as other non-company owned mills in the region. GreenFirst ensures that its forestry operations are conducted in a manner which ensures the safety of its employees and the public while protecting the environment.

Forestry Certifications

FSCCertificate NC-FM/COC-001582
Licence FSC®-C005058
Management Unit 082-51, 085-51, 085-62
ISO 14001 CERT-0093751 GreenFirst Forest Products Abitibi-Ouest
FSCCertificate NC-FM/COC-001928
Licence FSC®-C010993
Management Units 081-51, 081-52
ISOCERT-0093751GreenFirst Forest Products Témiscamingue

The GCF has been certified under the National Forest management standard of the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®) since 2003. It was the first public forest FSC certified in Canada. The Hearst Forest has been certified since 2011.

FSCCertificate SGS-FM/COC-010661
Licence FSC®-C092691
Hearst Forest
FSCCertificate NC-FM/COC-000241
Licence FSC®-C006798
Gordon Cosens Forest

The Martel and Romeo Malette Forests have been certified under the National Boreal Standard of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) since 2006. The Abitibi River Forest has been FSC certified since 2013. The Algoma Forest has been FSC certified since 2005.

FSCCertificate SGS-FM/COC-010604
Licence FSC®-C011339
GreenFirst Forest Products – Martel Forest
FSCCertificate SGS-FM/COC-011965
Licence FSC®-C100637
GreenFirst Forest Products – Northern Ontario East (NOE)
Romeo Malette Forest
FSCCertificate SAI-FM/COC-003045
Licence FSC®-C113765
Abitibi River Forest Management Inc.
FSCCertificate BV-FM/COC-407103
Licence FSC®-C005080
Clergue Forest Management Inc.