Want Green Lumber? Get FSC Certified Wood

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.