We comprehensively researched responsible forestation to ensure our timber mills fully adhered to the sustainable management of forests. As the world’s forests are key source to the well-being of the planet, a more environmentally conscious way to manufacture our worktops was vital. A better managed supply chain starts with replanting trees to limit the effects of deforestation and ends with an precisely crafted wood worktop created from only the finest grade timber.
To keep this standard this, our timber has to meet key principles to become classed as sustainably-sourced, here are a few:
- International treaties, laws and agreements must be followed in relation to forestation.
- Comprehensive documentation of any long-term tenures and rights to the land and forest resources.
- The surrounding land, rights to property and resources must be recognised and understood as it is much easier to organise and protect the respected area.
- The social and economic well-being of the forest workers and local communities must be kept the same and even enhanced during the management of the forest.
- Forest management operations will efficiently use the forest’s products and services to ensure long-term viability economically, socially, and environmentally.
- Sustaining the original ecosystem is paramount.
- Keeping a regular plan of plantation is necessary. The management will take precaution, describing and noting the condition of the forest such as the yields of the forest, chains of custody, management activities and their social and environmental impacts.
At Wooden Kitchen Worktops we are proud to have all of our timber selected from certified sources. Our saw mills located deep in the heart of Ohio supply us with the world’s finest hardwoods due to the strict regulations they follow, helping create a forestation practise that we control and results in sustainable, furniture grade timber from a managed forest that is effortlessly beautiful and hard-wearing.