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FSC CERTIFIED MATERIALS

Forest Management

 

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a

non-profit organization that sets the standard in making sure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner. If a product, like hardwood flooring, is labeled as "FSC Certified," it means that the wood used and the manufacturer that made it met the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council.

The FSC certification is recognized as the

"gold standard" designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial and sustainable while still economically viable.

Consider the Origin of Your Wood Product

Forests cover 30 percent of the earth’s land mass and as much as 45 percent of the carbon stored on land is tied up in these forests. Consumers concerned with these stats might consider using sustainable products. The United States is the world’s largest importer of tropical wood from timber-producing countries and these imports have only increased over the last two decades. Formerly rich forests in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil, are being depleted at an unprecedented rate. 

A major cause of deforestation is the legal and illegal logging of remaining primary forests to meet the growing need for tropical wood products. At current rates of deforestation, the remaining biodiversity-rich natural forests in South American, Asian, and African countries are disappearing at an alarming rate.

Why FSC Certified Products

Unregulated harvesting of hardwood products is a possible contributor to the destruction of the world's most valuable rainforests, according to The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Prized for their beauty and durability, many rainforest species are being harvested illegally. “Buying FSC certified wood products help support sustainable forest management, which reduces the emission of greenhouse gases and protects wildlife habitat,” the WWF maintains. 

CedhECO is committed to sustainable materials. FSC certified wood products meet that criteria. If you are looking for eco-friendly materials for your project, these products may very well meet your demand.

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