Naturally Durable™ Tropical Hardwoods stand the test of time. They have evolved in warm moist environments teaming with life. They are naturally resistant to a broad range of insects, fungi, and mold.

Our commitment to sustainable forestry in natural forests traces back 33 years. We embrace the principles of Forest Stewardship Council® certification. Spurred by compelling questions about sustainable foresty, loggers, foresters, environmentalists, and sociologists came together in the first General Assembly to form the FSC® in 1993.

What is Certification?
Forest Certification is the process by which the performance of forestry operations are assessed against a predetermined set of standards. These standards serve as the global foundation for the development of region-specific forest-management standards.

Independent certification bodies, accredited by the FSC®, conduct impartial and detailed assessments of forest operations at the request of landowners. If the forest operations are found to be in conformance with FSC® standards, a certificate is issued. This enables the landowner to bring products to market as “certified wood”, and to use the FSC® trademark logo. Certified forests are visited on a regular basis, to ensure they continue to comply with the Principles and Criteria. The performance of each certification body is closely monitored by the FSC®.

The FSC® trademark is a symbol of international recognition for organizations who support the growth of responsible forest management, and allows customers an easy way to recognize products that are independently certified.

How does certification work?
The FSC® International Center sets the framework for the development and maintenance of international, national and sub-national FSC® standards.

This framework ensures that FSC® policies and standards development processes are:

  • Transparent: Policies and standards are clear and available to all members.
  • Independent: The FSC® has developed a system where no single interest can dominate. By balance the interests of all stakeholders, members are encouraged to stay active and support the Chain of Custody.
  • Participatory: When all interested parties are involved, FSC® policies and standards remain dynamic and progressive in relationship to real world issues.

Who is the FSC®?
The Forest Stewardship Council® is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. It is an association of Members consisting of a diverse group of representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade and the forestry profession, indigenous people's organizations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organizations from around the world. Membership is open to all who are involved in forestry or forest products and share its aims and objectives.

FSC-Certified Tropical Hardwoods from Well-Managed Forests. Certificate number SCSC-COC-00041
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