Environment

GESCO-STAR GROUP companies are fully committed to sustainable development and make every effort to minimize the effects of their forestry operations on the environment. Every day in the course of their production, transportation, and distribution operations, they strive to minimize waste, maximize raw material use for biomass and other wood products, and use energy responsibly and efficiently.

During sawing and brokerage operations, GESCO-STAR GROUP subsidiaries give priority to certified wood products, with a significant portion of sawlogs coming from FSC® and SFI-certified forests.

PRODUITS FORESTIERS D.G. has obtained FSC® and PEFC® (traceability chain) certification for part of its SPF (softwood) production and for lumber products marketed by PRODUITS FORESTIERS D.G. and PORTBEC.

Additional information concerning our FSC® and PEFC® certification can be obtained, upon request, from our head office in Quebec City. The additional documentation available includes :

  • A copy of our FSC® and our PEFC® certificates.
  • A copy of our Fibre Purchasing Policy and our Chain of Custody Policy.
  • A summary of the risk evaluation carried out on all our log supply areas.