What is the Lacey Act?

The Lacey Act is a US Federal Conservation law. It was first passed in 1900 to protect wildlife. In 2008, this act was amended to include plants and plant products, including wood. The Lacey Act prohibits illegal logging. It keeps companies and businesses in the United States from importing, selling, and trading illegally harvested wood and other forest products. 

This act was in many ways the precursor to the FSC, since they both focus on the protection of forests. 

What does FSC stand for?

FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. This council sets the guidelines to create responsible forest management. By adhering to these guidelines, companies can help ensure that future generations will be able to experience beautiful forests. 

The FSC makes sure forests are responsibly managed by consumers. Because it is the only organization of its kind, the FSC is globally recognized as the standard for forestry protection. Groups such as World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, and more acknowledge it as their official certification standard. 

What is FSC certification?

Forest Stewardship Council Certification ensures that wood products are being responsibly sourced from forests that provide environmental, economic, and social benefits to the community. The FSC has specific principles and criteria that need to be met before a forest can be considered responsibly managed. 

Independent certifiers will have to complete the FSC certification tests to approve forests and their products as FSC certified. 

Using FSC certified lumber

PurezaWood uses only lumber from FSC certified forests. This way, we can make sure we are doing our part to prevent deforestation. We support the positive environmental, economic, and social impacts of using wood from responsibly managed forests. Because of this act, we can help guarantee that future generations will be able to enjoy the benefits of forests for many years to come.