Pacific Western Wood Products Receives FSC Certification

In March of 2010, Pacific Western Wood, Inc received FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Chain-of Custody Certification (SCS-COC-002938) that enables us to sell FSC-certified materials. The certification was granted by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) who is accredited by the FSC to certify companies to their international standards.

FSC Chain of Custody Certification means that Pacific Western Wood, Inc. meets strict tracking requirements for ensuring that products we sell as FSC-certified come from a well-managed forest. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international certification system that recognizes the highest levels of environmental and socially responsible forest management.

Use of FSC certified materials is one of the most widespread environmental strategies employed by contractors, mills, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers to demonstrate environmental performance across the supply chain. It is also a key factor in sustainability and green building standards such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program.

PWW, Inc is committed to building partnerships with suppliers and wholesale customers that distribute or sell wood products that come from responsibly managed forests. “Our FSC certification means that we are able to provide FSC-certified products that can help our customers meet an increasing demand, “ said Peter Elieff, President of Pacific Western Wood, Inc.

Pacific Western Wood recently trademarked BamPly® and carries high-grade bamboo plywood panels. Our Bamboo panels are produced with either a vertical or horizontal grain and come in natural or carbonized finishes. PWW also imports and distributes a variety of hardwood plywood panels and hardwood lumber.

About FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)

Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide. FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations, and communities interested in responsible forestry.

About SCS (Scientific Certification Systems)

SCS is an independent third-party certifier of environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity claims. Over two decades, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs aimed at spurring the highest level of environmental improvements, social accountability and product performance. Its programs span a wide cross-section of the economy, recognizing accomplishments in the fields of green building, product manufacturing, forestry, retail, agricultural production, fisheries, energy, and food processing and handling.