Our commitment to sustainable development

FSC® certification

For Groupe Crête, adhering to the highest standards of forest management is at the heart of our corporate philosophy. Obtaining the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification is a great source of pride for the members of management as well as for our employees. By being FSC certified, Groupe Crête is committed to making sure that Quebec forests regenerate so they can continue their duty as the lungs of our planet.

FSC certification is an international certification and labeling system dedicated to promoting the responsible management of the world’s forests. This means that forests are assessed according to the strict environmental and social standards of the FSC.

FSC enables businesses and consumers to make informed choices about the forest products they buy, and we drive positive change to keep our forests healthy for generations to come…

Sustainable development at the heart of our priorities

Groupe Crête also adheres to the three pillars of sustainable development: respect for the environment, economic development and social development.

  1. Environmental appreciation:

Respect for habitats and wildlife environment;

Reforestation;

Selective cuts;

Respect of cutting permits.

  1. Economic development:

Job stability in the region;

Local and regional economic benefits.

  1. Social Development:

Harmonious relationship with local communities

Training of the workforce.

A proactive approach to sound management of forest resources

Forests in Quebec are a common wealth whose survival is essential to the sustainability of our business. We firmly believe that sound and responsible forest management are part of the profitability of our activities. Therefore, with continuous improvement to our forest operations, we act proactively to protect and sustain forest development. Our forestry team regularly visits each of the sites for which we have logging rights to ensure that the forest regenerates properly.

Our forestry operations, such as tree harvesting,  are meticulously planned and carried out in cooperation with local interests. The harvest is strategically organized according to the finished wood needs of the markets we serve. This crucial step of our operation is made with respect to the natural dynamic of forests, with our focus on ensuring the sustainability of the renewable resources.