POLICIES

Our suppliers consider wood as the basis for the activities. Therefore, they take both a commercial and a social interest in preserving the woods in a manner so as to leave wood for future generations as well. Their objective is to trade wood and wood products based on a sustainable production.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Over the last 50 years the inventory of hardwoods standing in US forests increased by more than 90% as harvesting levels remained well below the level of growth. The US hardwood inventory now stands at 10,000 million m3 and is growing at a rate of more than 200 million m3 per year (before harvesting), despite high levels of domestic hardwood consumption in the US and record exports.

American, African, and European hardwoods derive from managed natural forests, which have high natural bio-diversity, provide a habitat for a wide range of species, and are very resilient to fire and pests. The RPA Assessment indicates that overall hardwood forests are getting older in the States and that this maturation is leading to increased ecosystem diversity.

Fertile forest soils and favorable growing conditions in the US mean that hardwood forests are most effectively renewed through natural regeneration. Selection harvesting, involving the removal of specified individuals or small groups of trees, is typical in American hardwood forests, which offer a greater diversity of timber species than any other temperate hardwood forest resource. At a time when there is a trend towards relatively uniform plantation woods in many other parts of the world, American hardwoods continue to offer all the variety and decorative advantages of natural forest woods.

FSC® (FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL®)

FSC® launched in 1993, by environmental NGO’s, is an independent, non-profitable organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide, essentially to meet social, ecological and economic right and needs of the present generation without compromising those of the future generation.

FSC® is considered as an instrument with the aim of accelerating deforestation, environment degradation and social exclusion by means of certification and labelling of forest products.

WHY FSC®?

FSC® is known as one of the world’s leading environmental governance system by which ensuring that FSC® Certified products are from well managed forests all over the world connecting its members and their end users invisibly privileged and concerned for the growth of sustainable forestry and nature for the present and for the future.

As a responsible product dealer, FUTURE PLAN is committed to be a part of the FSC® consortium privileged to promote a wide range of FSC® certified wood products. To keep pace on quality assurance, we are always focused on what the market demands to promote economically viable standardized and socially beneficial products and services.