What is FSC?
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a global, non-profit organization whose mission is:
“to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests, and its vision is to meet the current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests for future generations.” (FSC)
The Forest Stewardship Council gives certification to multiple wood products and, as it relates to construction, the FSC has created a system in which forestry is regulated to make sure that lumber is harvested in a sustainable way, preventing clear-cutting and promoting the re-seeding and regrowth of felled trees.
Each log cut is tracked from forest to mill to distributor and all the way to the end-user through the FSC Chain-of-Custody system. This program requires that the product delivered to the site has been sustainably harvested, has not been exchanged for or contaminated by non-FSC material, and qualifies for the project material credit requirements. Each step along the supply chain must be FSC Certified and follow the stringent documentation to ensure that the FSC Chain-of-Custody is not broken.
Select Building Products is a promoter of new, sustainable building products and is an FSC Chain-of-Custody company able to provide FSC Certified wood products to LEED, Living Building Challenge, or any other green building certified project across the United States. We have a long history of working with these projects and understand the documentation needed to receive the important material and innovation credit points for each project.
Contact us here for follow up to your FSC needs or upload plans or specifications here and we will contact you with how we can help.
FSC & Select Building Products
Select Building Products is an FSC Certified Chain-of-Custody company and a supporter of sustainability and green building. With forests around the world shrinking and the rate of building increasing, finding a balance between material needs and sustainability is a challenge. FSC sourced wood, especially tropical woods, helps to promote these natural forest resources. Select Building Products will continue to identify FSC special-order product lines and other innovative products that promote healthy, sustainable building practices.
FSC Wood Offerings
FSC Hardwoods and Tropical Harwoods: Be it mouldings, decking, railings, or dimensional trim, these woods are harvested from FSC Certified forests and Select Building Products will deliver them with the FSC Chain-of-Custody and documentation to receive the credit point your project needs.
Select Building Products can source your FSC hardwood needs. We are able to source any available FSC species and work with your specifications. Furthermore, Select Building Products can have custom FSC hardwood mouldings run and delivered directly to your project. Contact us or upload your custom profile for us to review with you.
FSC Dimensional Lumber and Plywood: Select Building Products can source your FSC wood requirements for dimensional lumber and plywoods. Fire-rated, treated, or non-treated lumber is available.
Bison Innovative Products: Bison offers a full line of FSC hardwood tiles. These tiles are made with 100% FSC tropical hardwoods.
Accoya and Tricoya: FSC certified and harvested from the quick-growing, sustainable radiata pine, Accoya® wood is not only FSC Certified but also has been given the Cradle-to-Cradle sustainable moniker, recognizing this product as having virtually zero environmental impact from the moment it is harvested through its useful life.
Supporting the FSC
Beyond wood, the FSC aims to help protect and maintain the ecosystem of our world’s forests, including those who live in them, work in them, as well as how these classified forests are managed. The FSC is the Gold Standard for impacts on the environment, the socio-economics of the workers, and the indigenous inhabitants and local people of these natural resources.
To learn more and help the mission of the Forest Stewardship Council, donate to this non-profit organization today.