FSC Certification Guarantees Sustainable Management of Our Forests
Responsible forestry isn’t something new to Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring. The Hickman family has been managing their own lands in a responsible manner for over seventy years. FSC Certification now allows us to promote responsible forestry to our customers and other forest land owners. In 1999 Hickman Lumber was the first in Pennsylvania to be FSC certified through Smartwood. Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring is now proud to offer FSC certified flooring that guarantees the wood your floor is made from comes from a well managed forest.
What is FSC certification?
The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) is an international organization that accredits third-party certifiers such as Rainforest Alliance. Forest management operations that meet the FSC principles and criteria for environmental, economic, and social standards are awarded FSC certification. Operations that purchase and sell FSC-certified products can achieve certification when they meet Chain-of-Custody standards.
What is the Rainforest Alliance’s relationship to FSC?
FSC accredits independent, “third-party” certification bodies or “certifiers” that assess companies and landowners according to FSC policies, principles and criteria. FSC audits its certifiers on an annual basis to ensure that policies are being followed.
Why buy FSC certified flooring?
You will be letting other forest product companies, your customers, and the public know that you are actively supporting certified forest practices through your purchasing power. As more companies and individuals are empowered to make a difference and support responsible forestry, the entire forest ecosystem will benefit. By buying certified lumber/flooring now you are helping to ensure future generations the opportunity to enjoy our forests for their own intrinsic beauty and values.
Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring
is proud to be a FSC certified chain-of-custody member of the Rainforest Alliance.