West Fraser

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is West Fraser doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 63

West Fraser has a DitchCarbon Score of 63, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to manage and reduce its carbon intensity. A higher score would suggest even greater success in lowering emissions and improving sustainability practices.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

West Fraser is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

West Fraser operates in Canada, a region with a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 21.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

West Fraser, founded in 1955 and headquartered in Quesnel, operates within the industrial manufacturing sector. The company has established a strong reputation as a top employer, with a workforce of 9,000 across 47 mills in the Southern U.S. and Western Canada. They focus on modern manufacturing, product innovation, and bioenergy, contributing to their industry-leading status and promising future.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for West Fraser

West Fraser should set clear, science-informed targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions and promote sustainable practices throughout their supply chain, which could potentially lower their emissions by 35%.

Good news, West Fraser has embraced SBTi climate commitments

West Fraser has pledged to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. This commitment means the company will develop and implement strategies to significantly lower its carbon footprint to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

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