TimberWood® Products Now Has The Potential to Earn LEED Credits:
TimberWood® Products light poles can be specified to be built from FSC Certified wood that is “100% Pure” meaning all wood used is sourced from certified, well managed forests. If the project requires LEED points, specifying FSC Pure wood poles may contribute to the projects overall LEED status. Our “Chain of Custody” Certification is through Scientific Certification Systems (SCS).
What does FSC mean?
FSC means Forest Stewardship Council. FSC is a commitment to good forestry practices that are carried from the forest to the consumer through the Chain-of-Custody program. FSC sets certain high standards to make sure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner.
The FSC Chain of Custody Certification requires annual audits on each member of the wood supply chain, from the forest to the shelf, including paper companies and printers. FSC requires that certificate holders be audited to determine that they have access to FSC-certified source material. Companies must also have tracking systems in place to ensure that certified products are accounted for through their inventory and production systems.
This quality assurance means that consumers who seek out the FSC label can trust that their purchases directly support responsible forest management. In addition to conserving forest land, using FSC-certified wood enables builders to earn LEED Materials & Resources (MR) Credit 7 for their projects.
For more information please visit www.fscus.org
What is FSC-COC?
The FSC-CoC Chain-of-Custody. TimberWood® Products Chain of Custody number is FSC-COC-003024 and certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
By holding an FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate, companies earn the right to market and sell products as being FSC Certified and to affiliate themselves with the Forest Stewardship Council.
To earn FSC Chain of Custody certification, companies must develop and implement procedures that cover all of the elements of the relevant FSC standard. Companies must account for their purchase of certified material, their inventory, their manufacturing procedures, determination of FSC claims, use of logos, as well as sales, invoicing and recordkeeping procedures.
TimberWood® Products Chain of Custody is through Scientific Certification System (SCS).
Scientific Certification System (SCS) is one of the original certification bodies accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council. SCS has certified more than 30 million acres of natural forests and plantations and more than 3,000 wood and paper products companies to the FSC standards since 1996.
SCS is a global leader in independent certification 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 agricultural production, food processing and handling, forestry, fisheries, flowers and plants, energy, green building, consumer and business product manufacturing, and corporate social responsibility.
For more information: www.scscertified.com
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