Sustainable Forestry Policy
Inter-State Hardwoods Co., Inc.

Inter-State Hardwoods Co., Inc. is committed to implementing the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Standards addressing chain of custody (FSC-STD-40-004), controlled wood (FSC-STD-40-005), and on-product labeling (FSC-STD-40-201) for its wood procurement and manufacturing operations.

The company implements best efforts to avoid trading in wood or wood fiber that is: a) illegally harvested, b) harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, c) harvested where global conservation priorities are threatened, d) harvested in natural forests being converted to plantations or non-forest uses, and e) from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.

Inter-State Hardwoods Co., Inc.’s Policy is to promote the Principles of Sustainable Forest Management through its chain of custody procedures including: promoting sustainable forestry, employing responsible procurement practices, regenerating the forest and maintaining productive capacity, protecting and maintaining long-term forest and soil productivity, protecting water resources, protecting special sites and biological diversity, complying with legal requirements, and continually improving forest practices.

Inter-State Hardwoods Co., Inc. is committed to comply with applicable laws and regulations affecting its wood procurement activities and making product claims in the marketplace.

To effectively implement and achieve the above Sustainable Forestry Standard, Inter-State Hardwoods Co., Inc. has developed and adopted appropriate documents, manuals and procedures to guide its log and lumber procurement, tracking of the chain of custody of wood material, controlling its sources of wood products and making on- and off-product claims and using FSC labels.

The company is committed to annually monitor and review the effectiveness of its Sustainable Forestry Policy and associated chain of custody and controlled wood programs to continually improve performance.

Mr. Bryan Vernon, President    
Inter-State Hardwoods Co., Inc