2013 was a fantastic year for Crossroads Recycled Lumber. We finally were able to shake the drag of the shattered economy, and our investment in infrastructure and marketing over the last two years really paid off. One of the more exciting new developments here is that Crossroads is now certified by the Forest Stewardship CouncilTM!
What Is FSC Certification?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that helps consumers protect the world’s forests by providing certification that sourcing for lumber products is environmentally appropriate, socially responsible, and economically viable for the world’s forests and the communities that depend on them. FSC certifies forests, as well as vendors of forest products down the “chain of custody,” from lumber yards to paper mills.
What changes does FSC certification mean for Crossroads’ business practices? Just a lot more paperwork for our office staff! Crossroads Recycled Lumber has been providing lumber products that surpass the FSC standards since we began in 1981. But for our customers, FSC certification is a third party guarantee of our dedication to preservation and sustainable forestry. And lumber certified as FSC Recycled garners twice the LEED points as regular FSC. (more…)