A growing awareness of environmental issues has led consumers to consciously build eco-friendly spaces at home and in the workplace by choosing products that will help preserve our precious natural resources. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the origin of the timber products they buy. Not only do individual and corporate consumers want to buy timber from legal sources, but they also want to support good forest management and sustainable logging operations. They are keen to know about the source of the raw material of the wood based panels they are using and what are the repercussions of consuming these products on the environment.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC™), an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote the responsible management of the world’s high conservation value forests, has stepped in to provide internationally recognized standard–setting, trade mark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations and communities interested in responsible forestry. FSC™ is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management.
An FSC™ certification label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value. An FSC™ logo on a company’s product or communication spells a guarantee that it comes from responsible sources – environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable. Today the FSC™ label can be found on products ranging from timber and non-timber products to furniture and paper to medicine and jewellery.
The demand for FSC™ certified wood products generated by the green building movement and the LEED system is gaining strength as more and more architects and interior designers specify FSC products in their building projects. The use of FSC™ certified materials is presently one of the most widespread environmental strategies employed worldwide by contractors, mills, manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers to demonstrate environmental performance across the supply chain. FSC certified furniture, flooring, moulding, windows, doors and many other wood products are thus providing ways of creating desired interiors while supporting the sustainable management of forests around the world.
Greenply Industries Ltd, which has always been at the forefront of demonstrating socially and environmentally responsible practices in the market place, is certified for Forest Stewardship Council™ Chain-of-Custody and Controlled Wood certifications for its manufacturing facility located at Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. The Greenply products certified are plywood, block board, flush door, particle board, medium density fibre board (MDF), decorative plywood, Pre-laminated MDF board and Veneered MDF Board The certification process has been carried out and awarded by the prestigious Rainforest Alliance Smartwood Program.
In a stepping stone move Greenply Industries Limited, India’s largest interiors infrastructure company, has now become one of the first integrated wood based panel manufacturing company from India to become a part of an elite group of FSC certified wood-based panel manufacturers worldwide. This certification allows Greenply to manufacture and sell FSC certified products in the domestic and international markets. And it provides customers the reassurance that the wood-based panels used by them have been sourced responsibly and will not disturb the delicate ecological balance of our planet.
Earth is not disposable; Please embrace our eco-friendly revolution !!