Sustainability Builds Our Business

Our mission is to be the best supplier of building materials and services by having a people-first culture, exceptional customer service and innovative solutions that create superior value for stakeholders. As the nation’s largest supplier of structural building products, value-added components, and services to the professional market for new residential construction and repair and remodeling, we provide an integrated solution to our customers to help them shorten construction cycle times, increase build quality, improve safety, reduce waste, and reduce costs.

Helping homebuilders become more productive and efficient is fundamental to what we do, and we are passionate about building this future together.

We strive to put our corporate values into action every day, including to reduce the environmental impact of our products and operations, provide engaging and rewarding work for our Team Members, and always lead with safety and integrity. We integrate environmental, social, and governance objectives into our decision making to deliver long-term value to all our stakeholders. Our focus on sustainability is guided by our stakeholders and third-party frameworks including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Building Products & Furnishings standard.

Read our 2023 CSR Report

Read Our 2022 CSR Report

Key Stats

Reduction in recordable injuries in 2021, beating our 10% reduction target


Of our wood is from sustainable forestry certified vendors


Wood from sustainable forestry-certified vendors


Environment: Enabling Greener, More Efficient Construction

We believe the sustainability of our products and operations is important to delivering value to our stakeholders, including our customers, Team Members, shareholders and communities. As such, providing materials for the construction of green buildings is a priority for Builders FirstSource. Our team is well trained and deeply knowledgeable about green building practices and products, and we offer a broad range of energy efficient and sustainable-certified products, including Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) trusses, wall panels, lumber, and Energy Star® qualified windows and doors.


Builders FirstSource uses innovation to offer sustainable solutions that boost building efficiency and result in substantial savings for our customers. For example, our READY-FRAME® computerized, precise pre-cut, labeled framing bundles enable crews to build faster, safer and with less waste. READY-FRAME® enables construction up to 20% faster and can deliver a 39% increase in productivity per person hour. It can require 60% less cutting and 27% less ladder time, reducing injury risk for a safer and cleaner jobsite. READY-FRAME® significantly also reduces the amount of material sent to landfill, up to two-thirds fewer dumpsters, meaning less waste and lower disposal costs, as well as lower emissions from avoided waste haulage.

Ready Frame Better


  • Computerized designs reduce mistakes with 1/16" accuracy.
  • Optimized material usage avoids misuse and waste.
  • Benefit from guaranteed takeoffs, fewer errors and less risk.
Ready Frame Faster


  • Build 20% faster with the same crew, which meens less labor needed.
  • Build more houses in less time with increased efficiencies like pre-cut and labeled smart bundles.
Ready Frame Safer


  • Less on site cutting contributes to a cleaner, more organized job site.
  • A safer environment reduces risk for injury.
Ready Frame Greener


  • Fewer cuts mean less waste in dumpsters and reduced disposal fees.
  • Results in a cleaner job site and more trees saved.

Click here to see how many trees have been saved using our manufactured framing components since January 1, 2019.

In our operations, we are committed to running efficiently and to minimizing our impact on the environment. Our Environmental Compliance department has leadership responsibility for developing and implementing environmental management programs. Each of our locations assign responsibilities to implement and comply with these environmental programs. We also track applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulatory requirements, such as storm water and air requirements, to ensure compliance. We utilize our BFS Foundations Management System to educate and train Team Members on relevant environmental and safety topics, such as storm water management awareness and spill prevention.

In line with our focus on compliance and continual improvement, our internal environmental audit team audits each of our locations at least once every three years. We take appropriate corrective actions to address any issues and enhance our operations and compliance.

We are also committed to reducing our environmental impact, including natural resource usage and emissions. For example, we do not utilize water in our key manufacturing processes, minimizing our water usage and risks associated with such usage. We have implemented a number of initiatives to reduce our environmental impact, including the following:

  • Utilizing water-based paints, which are better for the environment and our Team Members and reduce hazardous waste risks.
  • Implementing a nationwide delivery routing system to maximize vehicle efficiency and minimize emissions.
  • Monitoring vehicle idle time to identify high-idle locations and providing financial incentives to minimize idling and reduce emissions.
  • Upgrading lighting to LEDs, which not only save energy and reduce carbon emissions, but also improve safety through better visibility.
  • Installing overhead fans to reduce air conditioning and related power usage.
  • Introducing electric forklifts and clean burning diesel delivery vehicles to reduce carbon emissions.



We are committed to promoting a work environment and atmosphere that is conducive to individual and company integrity and success, and we take deep pride in knowing that we succeed with uncompromising integrity. Builders FirstSource’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics sets forth policies and procedures to promote integrity and ethical conduct, and all team members must agree to comply with our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

In addition, we have implemented measures to ensure appropriate and ethical business conduct and relations, such as our Responsible Supply Chain Policy. We also have robust accounting systems to monitor and detect potential financial irregularities, which includes regular reporting to the Board of Directors.