Working for a renewable Tennessee

Whitson Lumber Company

Sustainability

 

It is the policy of WLC to avoid using wood from forest areas where traditional or civil rights are violated; forest areas where high conservation values are threatened by management activities; wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted; wood that has been harvested illegally or wood harvested from areas which have been converted from natural forest to plantations or non-forest uses.  WLC has appointed Mr. Grubbs as the contact person responsible for implementing this policy.

 

If it is demonstrated that this company is using wood from such sources in its FSC certified products, we will promptly take appropriate actions, including stopping purchases from such sources.

 

WLC is committed to making best efforts to identify the sources of wood used for products labeled according to the FSC rules, and to establish the origin of materials used in the products affected with sufficient geographical resolution to ensure compliance with the policy.   If it proves impossible to identify the origin of some of these raw materials, we are committed to replacing them with materials which can be sourced with confidence.  Our sourcing policy requires us to verify and monitor our sources, the proportions of raw materials which have not yet been verified, and the steps being taken to replace materials of unknown origin.

 

SCS-COC-002098

SCS-CW-002098

 

Whitson Lumber Sustainability Policy

Date: 1/12/09