The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Products made from FSC certified lumber are seen everywhere in our daily lives. FSC certified wood is found in many shapes, sizes, and products such as framing lumber, doors, windows, corbels, newspapers, magazines, and even toilet tissue and wood charcoal.
For a company / woodworker to sell FSC certified products that company must have a FSC chain of custody (CoC) certification. The FSC CoC tracks FSC certified material through the production process – from the forest to the consumer, including all stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing, and distribution. CoC certification can be used to show compliance with public or private procurement policies and specifications such as the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
At Pierce & Pierce Millwork we have been FSC CoC certified sin 2008 (see certificate below). Our FSC CoC enables us to purchase FSC certified material and transform / manufacture this certified wood into FSC certified products such as standing and running trim, cabinets / caseworks, mantels, corbels, and many other wood products. Because of our commitment to sustainable forests and the FSC program Pierce & Pierce Millwork has had the opportunity to work on construction projects aspiring to earn LEED certification. The FSC certified wood is used in earning the Materials and Resource credit number 7 in the LEED rating system.