To report our 2021 greenhouse gas footprint, we followed the internationally recognized PAS2060:2014 standard, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition), GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance, The Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard, and the Carbon Budget Model for the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS3). We produced our first Qualifying Explanatory Statement (QES) for 2020 emissions and removals for the organizational Boundary of the integrated Forest Supply Chain identified in the QES and this process was repeated to account for 2021.

The QES for the organizational Boundary was made public in 2022 with a Declaration of Achievement of Carbon Neutrality. Our QES received limited assurance from KPMG.

In 2021, the Boundary of the organization was expanded to include emissions for Irving Personal Care and Juniper Organics Limited.

The Declaration of Achievement of Carbon Neutrality (Declaration) for 2020 and 2021 encompasses activities within the financial control of JDI in three major categories in the Supply Chain:

  • Direct and Indirect Emissions:
    • Scope 1 Direct GHG emissions
    • Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions associated with purchased energy
    • Scope 3 Indirect GHG emissions from activities in the Supply Chain,
    • Net Forest removal from freehold forests.
    • Net transfer of carbon dioxide to Harvested Wood Products.



  • A detailed description of the activities that make up the Supply Chain.
  • Disclosure of Biogenic carbon emissions.
  • Net Forest removal from Crown License 7.
  • Exclusions of non-material GHG emissions and rationale.
  • Analysis and discussion of inherent uncertainty associated with estimating and accounting for GHG emissions.
  • Planned short-term reductions in the Carbon Footprint.

JDI is committed to maintaining Carbon Neutrality within the Boundary from the year 2021 until the end of 2023.

In 2023, JDI will repeat this process under PAS2060:2014 and disclose its 2022 Carbon Footprint in the Supply Chain in an updated QES.

Planting Trees and Reducing our Carbon Footprint

We can reduce our carbon footprint by reducing emissions or increasing removals through growing forests and long-lived forest products like lumber. We believe we need to do all three actions to have the greatest impact. Tree planting is the foundation of our commitment to growing more wood than we harvest. We have recently made capital investments in our nurseries to increase our seedling output so that we can plant an additional 6 million trees each year on freehold land by 2025.


Reducing Emissions Through Fuel Efficiency

Irving Woodlands has taken steps to keep more trucks off the road, ensure safety and reduce GHG emissions by configuring twenty-six tridrive trucks allowing each truck to haul 15 per cent more payload. This means 2,324 fewer truckloads. This will also reduce unloading times eliminating 8700 hours of wasted idling time. Adding it all up this will lead to a 15 per cent reduction in fuel consumption.