Are you concerned about the environment and want to make sure you only buy products that are made in an environmentally responsible manner?You can buy wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council with confidence. The only certify wood harvested in a manner that maintains or improves the environment.
Right now, everyone claims to be “green”. Doing so is easy because the tern is not regulated by the government. There are nongovernmental groups, however, that carefully inspect and certify products ads being environmentally sound. The Forest Stewardship council is one of them.
In order to be certified by the FSC, producers have to adhere to these ten points:
Principle 1. Compliance with all applicable laws and international treaties
Principle 2. Demonstrated and uncontested, clearly defined, long–term land tenure and use rights
Principle 3. Recognition and respect of indigenous peoples’ rights
Principle 4. Maintenance or enhancement of long-term social and economic well-being of forest workers and local communities and respect of worker’s rights in compliance with International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions
Principle 5. Equitable use and sharing of benefits derived from the forest
Principle 6. Reduction of environmental impact of logging activities and maintenance of the ecological functions and integrity of the forest
Principle 7. Appropriate and continuously updated management plan
Principle 8. Appropriate monitoring and assessment activities to assess the condition of the forest, management activities and their social and environmental impacts
Principle 9. Maintenance of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) defined as environmental and social values that are considered to be of outstanding significance or critical importance
Principle 10. In addition to compliance with all of the above, plantations must contribute to reduce the pressures on and promote the restoration and conservation of natural forests
At Good Millwork, our lumber is either reclaimed, recycled, or harvested sustainably. If you want to know where your wood comes from, call us today.