Boise-Cascade 2007 Sustainability Report and 2008 Web Pages
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Boise-Cascade is clearly committed to sustainable and environmentally responsible business practices intended to sustain environmental resources for future generations. The company practices sustainable management of tree resources and is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative as well as the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification. Boise-Cascade also focuses on greenhouse gas emissions, habitat and ecosystem conservation and green purchasing. Another important aspect of Boise-Cascade’s environmentally responsible business practices is the company’s efforts to promote environmental education. Boise-Cascade seeks to educate employees and stakeholders on reducing their environmental impact both in the workplace and in their daily lives. Boise-Cascade is dedicated to energy efficiency, with 60% of the energy use in 2007 coming from renewable energy sources. The company tries to decrease the amount of waste produced from manufacturing and thus employs various waste recycling programs. Manufactured wood scraps are used for plywood or sent to paper mills, sawdust and plytrim are used for particle board or burned for fuel, and ash is used as an agricultural soil amendment. Boise-Cascade provides quantitative data regarding emissions that show a decrease in the amount of pollution from its plants. Along with environmentally responsible business practices, Boise-Cascade is devoted to social responsibility. The company is committed integrity, quality and innovation in the workplace. Boise-Cascade is also committed to its employees, providing employee training to help people gain and develop leadership skills and implementing an extensive safety policy to protect its employees. Boise-Cascade is also focused on community development through internship programs, teaching school children about sustainability and employee volunteer efforts at local charities. While the company website provides various information regarding company policy and ethics, it is lacking information on workforce profile, lost workday case rate, health and safety citations and the company turnover rate. Analyzed by Carolyn Campbell, and posted to the web on 10/8/2008.
Boise Cascade Holdings manufactures and distributes lumber, plywood, particleboard, and engineered products such as wood I-joists and laminated lumber. It also operates about 30 wholesale building material distribution centers throughout the US that sell a broad line of building materials, including those made by the company. To better focus on is core wood products and building materials distribution businesses, the firm has sold its paper and packaging and newsprint businesses as well as its timberland assets. Formerly part of Boise Cascade Corporation (now OfficeMax), Boise Cascade Holdings is controlled by the private investment firm Madison Dearborn Partners through Forest Products Holdings, L.L.C. http://premium.hoovers.com/subscribe/co/factsheet.xhtml?ID=ryjtjfrkfkcxtyh
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