At Boise Cascade®, we have the opportunity to respond to the effects of climate change through our environmental stewardship practices. We transform trees, which are renewable resources, into dependable building products that store carbon for years to come.
Responsible forest management practices promote abundant, healthy woodlands which sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Wood products help lessen the impact of climate change by the use of wood biomass as a primary fuel source in manufacturing.
We use the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for guidance in communicating our position and performance relative to climate. We support science-based organizations, like National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), to gather credible information on the relationships and impacts between climate change and our business.
We disclose information about the impacts of sustainability related to our businesses using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board framework: Wood Products SASB Disclosure and BMD SASB Disclosure.
Our support of sustainably managed forests and the manufacturing of wood products that store carbon is an opportunity to play a key role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and then use the carbon to produce sugars and fiber for growing, which sequesters carbon. The wood products we manufacture continue to store that carbon. Because they retain carbon long-term, we promote using wood building materials over alternatives.
As a building material, wood offers many environmental benefits that matter to communities across the country. According to data from the American Forest Foundation, wood is the only major building material that is renewable and sustainable. Wood is better for the environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, and other impacts. Compared with alternatives, wood products help to increase a building’s energy efficiency and minimize the energy consumed throughout the life of the product.