Boise Cascade
Sustainability

Environmental Responsibility

Boise Cascade relies on natural resources – air, water, energy, and trees – to make and distribute the wood products people use every day. It only makes sense that we operate in ways that sustain these natural resources and protect the environment today and for generations to come. We believe good business and good environmental practices go hand-in-hand. 


Boise Cascade has a solid record of responsible environmental commitment and performance, including:


Our performance gives substance to our commitments. 
 

Protecting air and water quality
Making the wood products our society needs and wants requires processes that affect air and water near our manufacturing sites. Boise Cascade’s dedicated employees have established a strong track record of protecting air quality near our production sites and rigorously cleaning the water (effluent) used in manufacturing whenever it is returned to nearby rivers. Our manufacturing operations consistently meet or exceed tough standards set by multiple and complex state and federal environmental regulations.

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Responsibly using energy and wood resources
Our manufacturing operations require substantial energy and wood resources. In addition to helping protect the environment, wisely using these resources is in our company’s best economic interest. Efficiently and responsibly using energy and wood resources keeps our operating costs lower and ensures that we sustain the natural resources essential to our business. This underlying economic link makes our commitment to environmental health and sustainability a natural priority for us.

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Learn more on the Certifications page of this website.

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Reducing, reusing, and recycling
Effectively reducing and reusing waste in manufacturing processes and recycling material reduces the need for “virgin” (i.e., never-before-used) raw materials, a goal that often makes both environmental and economic sense.

The challenge is to eliminate as much waste as possible while productively reusing the waste that cannot be eliminated, thereby reducing our costs and the amount of material sent to landfills. Processes can be changed to more efficiently use raw materials, thereby reducing the byproducts left over as waste. Products can be engineered to use manufacturing waste and waste from finished products – wood, paper, plastics, etc.

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Collaborating 
At Boise Cascade, we reach out to stakehlder to get opinions and feedback on our environmental practices. We listen to and act upon constructive ideas to demonstrate our commitment and improve our environmental performance. We believe it’s important for us to listen to and collaborate with others.

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For more information about Boise Cascade's Environmental Responsibility, ask your Boise Cascade representative or contact us via e-mail.  

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Contact
E-mail: Sustainability
Phone: 208-384-6161

Boise Cascade
1111 West Jefferson St Ste 300
Boise, ID 83702-5389

P.O. Box 50
Boise, ID 83728