Customers no longer view sustainable building materials as a specialty option. Rather, for many builders and homeowners, they’ve become mandatory. With a growing focus on environmentally-driven solutions that reduce the carbon footprint, protect ecosystems, and support workers and communities, 84 Lumber is reinventing its inventories to compete at the highest level.
84 Lumber’s Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody certification (SCS-COC-001476) is key to this effort. This recognition positions 84 Lumber as a category leader, showcasing the company’s commitment to sustainable forestry to provide tangible and far-reaching social, environmental, and economic benefits.
“For us, providing sustainable building materials wasn’t a maybe, it was a must,” said 84 Lumber’s Chief Operating Officer Frank Cicero. “With the backing of our FSC certification, we’re able to confidently offer responsibly produced forest products to customers across the country.”
84 Lumber’s FSC Certification, first earned in 2009 based on audits conducted by SCS Global Services, the #1 FSC certification body in the US, and maintained through present day, has grown to include more than 20 percent of 84 Lumber’s stores nationally. Through its FSC certification, 84 Lumber has expanded its business and continues to develop its network across the country. FSC certification applies to 84 Lumber’s lumber, plywood, panels and engineered wood products, veneers, and doors, among others.
“84 Lumber is one of our largest and oldest certificate holders. We’re proud of their attention to sustainability issues and their achievements,” said Sarah Harris, Managing Director of the Natural Resources Division at SCS Global Services. “Through its FSC Chain of Custody certification, 84 Lumber has demonstrated responsible sourcing and traceability of its wide array of products.”
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About 84 Lumber Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry-leading services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood product (EWP) centers in 30 states, representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber also offers professional residential and commercial contractors turn-key installed services for a variety of products including framing, insulation, siding, windows, roofing, decking, and drywall. A certified women’s business enterprise owned by Maggie Hardy Magerko, 84 Lumber was named as one of Forbes’ Best Midsize Employers in America 2016 and Forbes’ Largest Private Companies in America 2016. For more information, please visit www.84lumber.com.
About SCS SCS Global Services has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability veriﬁcation, certiﬁcation, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, power generation, retail, and more. In addition to its Emeryville, California, headquarters operation, SCS has affiliate offices in Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to many environmental NGOs due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS is a Chartered Beneﬁt Corporation, reﬂecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
About the Forest Stewardship Council The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC was created in 1993 to help consumers and businesses identify products from well-managed forests. FSC sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 160 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC standards in the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.fsc.org.