Horizon Forest Products Long Floor is proud to announce that is has recently received a FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Chain of Custody (COC) Certification. FSC COC Certification demonstrates a company’s commitment of taking the environmental concerns of its customers and staff seriously.
FSC COC tracks FSC material from the forest to the consumer, through all successive stages including processing, manufacturing, and distribution. The FSC label provides the link between responsible production and consumption and thereby enables the consumer to make socially and environmentally responsible purchasing decisions.
Angela Simmons, Cabinet Branch Manager, says that over the past two years, the request for FSC materials from customers has increased tremendously and that customers were increasingly more interested in preserving natural resources and the environment.
“Before we began the FSC certification process, we realized that most of the things we were selling were already being changed over to ‘green’ certification,” says Simmons. “Horizon Forest Products Long Floor have always been quality driven, so moving towards a more ‘green’ way of doing business was a natural business transition for us.”
Simmons adds that in addition to its recent certification, Horizon Forest Products Long Floor is also committed to building partnerships with suppliers who are committed to sustainable forest management. “Our largest lumber supplier has a Certified Forester® on staff at each of their saw mill locations, and our Impressions pre-finished flooring mill recycles their waste products to generate steam for their kilns and predryers,” adds Simmons.
FSC standards for forest management have now been applied in over 57 countries around the world. The council has a contact person and national offices in more than 40 countries, creating a global FSC network.
About Horizon Forest Products Long Floor
Horizon Forest Products Long Floor (horizonforest.com) is committed to providing an exceptional customer service experience. With locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia and over 75 years’ of industry experience, we can provide better service and ensure that our customers receive the highest quality, most hard-to-find hardwood products available in the market. Horizon Forest Products Long Floor offers one of the most comprehensive inventories of pre-finished and unfinished hardwood flooring, floor equipment, lumber, plywood, architectural panels, drawer slides, edge banding, sheet veneer, abrasives, finishes, fasteners, and accessories in the mid-Atlantic Region.