Wood From British Columbia (B.C.) Canada
Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) is the Crown provincial agency charged with maintaining and expanding markets for B.C. forest products. With a satellite location in Ho Chi Minh City, FII is a non-profit market development agency for Canadian lumber primarily from British Columbia (B.C.).
British Columbia (B.C.) – Canada’s Westernmost Province
Wood is the only material with third-party certification programs in place to verify that products originate from a sustainably managed source. Only 9% of the world’s forests are certified and Canada has 37% of the world’s forest certification. Canada is the international leader in forest certification with B.C. contributing more than any other province.
British Columbia is world renowned for its sustainable forest management practices and, as of December 2017, has 50 million hectares (123.5 million acres) certified to one of three internationally recognized certification standards – PEFC (CSA, SFI) and FSC.
Only a fraction of 1% of the total forests is harvested per annum and three new trees are planted for every single tree harvested. This results in 200 million seedlings planted every year.
The forests are certified for sustainable management by independent third-party sources, giving buyers the assurance that the forest products they use are legally and responsibly sourced. Softwood from B.C. is extremely versatile, strong, beautiful and perfectly suited to Vietnam conditions.