to the Environment
is fully committed to sound forest management practices. We source
our products from mills that are conscious of their environmental responsibilities
and are either FSC certified or in the process of seeking FSC certification.
The FSC certification process in Brazil can be time consuming and exceedingly
costing to the mills. Forest land ownership is a major issue and can
take months and months in order for the mills to obtain a flawless
land title that will, for starters, enable the mill to qualify for the
certification process. This may delay the certification schedule far
beyond what we would call a reasonable time frame.
of our traditional suppliers are engaged in this process already for
a long time and this is the main reason we have been unable to present
to the market place FSC certified products except on a very small scale.
As we share with our customers our frustration with the progress on FSC certification we must not give up and should continue encouraging our mills to seek certification and work together for a better future for sustained yield forest products.