At Intectural, responsible resource management is an integral part of our business. That’s why we choose to distribute wood products from Arbor Wood Co.
The raw material from Arbor Wood is grown and harvested from sustainably managed regional forests in Minnesota and Wisconsin that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
What is the Forest Stewardship Council?
The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is the gold standard of forest management.
Established in 1993, the FSC is an international, independent, member-led nonprofit that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Its main responsibility is to set the certification standards for forests and companies.
The FSC label tells you that the trees that were harvested to create the product were replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally. You can think of it as the ‘organic’ label. FSC certification is a seal of approval – it tells consumers that the wood was harvested from forests managed under strict environmental, economic and social standards. It means the wood was harvested in a sustainable manner from a healthy forest – not clear cut from a tropical rainforest or the ancestral homelands of native people who rely on forests. It also means the forests are protected to preserve rare animals and plants. Read the principles that apply to FSC-certifed Forests on the FSC website.