FSC®-Certified Wood Green Building Standards Plywood
Both green building standards and environmentally-conscious customers require independent third party assurance that fabricators use wood harvested from responsibly managed forests. Columbia Forest Products is no stranger to the leading forest certification program in the global marketplace today – the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC). Columbia was the first decorative hardwood plywood and veneer manufacturer in North America to secure a FSC chain-of-custody certificate through the Rainforest Alliance in 1998.
Columbia offers the industry’s most complete line of certified decorative hardwood panel products which carry the FSC label. Unlike other forest certification programs, the FSC is the only certification program endorsed by the internationally recognized US Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System requirements and the International Living Future Institute Living Building Challenge.
Decorative panel product choices include a broad selection of decorative veneers laminated to certified veneer core, particleboard and MDF substrates. By choosing Certified Wood panels from Columbia for cabinets, furniture, store fixtures, and other artisan uses a direct connection to responsibly managed forests is made with no sacrifice of design or performance needed for today’s demanding project work.