Potential of Hardwoods
It’s Who We Are
Protecting and preserving the natural environment
while delivering high-quality hardwoods to our
customers. It's why we come to work each day.
Sustainability is a key element to who we are as a company and an integral part of our overall strategy. Our customers require sustainable products, and their customers do, as well. To meet their needs and nurture a natural, emissions-reducing resource, we use the strictest sourcing and management practices and only work with partners that share our commitment to a sustainable supply chain.
What We’re Doing
We currently have 40 professional foresters working throughout our growing regions who are experts in sustainable forest management and oversee our harvests.
We Are All In This Together
We are Certified to FSC® Chain-of-Custody Standard and PEFC Chain-of-Custody Standard; we have NHLA Sustainability Verification; and we are Certified Appalachian Sustainable and Legal.
Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody
NWH is certified to the Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood Standards. We can offer a variety of products and species with FSC® claims. Ask us today about availability and refer to the www.fsc.org for more details.
PEFC Chain-of-Custody Standard
PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification standard promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to ensure good forest practices and wood sourcing.
NWH PEFC Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certified Alder, PC Maple and PC Birch are sourced from forests certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and PEFC. Each national forest certification system undergoes rigorous, third party assessment against PEFC’s unique Sustainability Benchmarks to ensure consistency with worldwide standards.
IWPA Supporting Member
The IWPA and Northwest Hardwoods are committed to supporting the legal and sustainable harvesting of wood products from around the world. The IWPA supports the sustainable management of global forests for both current and future generations and the benefits to local communities that depend on the forest resource while generating economic growth and quality jobs for those who manufacture, sell, and use these remarkable products.
NHLA Sustainability Verification
The National Hardwood Lumber Association offers members a Sustainability Verification Certificate to help answer questions regarding the sustainability of North American hardwoods. Produced in collaboration with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), this letter is designed to be given to your customers as documentation of North American hardwood sustainability. It shows that NHLA and its members are committed to the sustainability, education, and advocacy of North American Hardwoods. The sustainability of North American hardwoods has been documented and supported by several scientific and academic reports and independent and government agencies.
CANFER Declaration of Certification
Consistent with the Canadian Formaldehyde Emission from Composite Wood Products Regulation (CANFER), this Declaration of Certification (DoC) is provided for applicable products sold, imported or offered for sale by Northwest Hardwoods, Inc. (dba NWH).
“We're very lucky, we have a product that is not only beautiful, but it's a renewable, sustainable resource. We must protect it and nurture it because hardwoods do a lot of good in the world."
CEO & President - NWH
We understand how fortunate we are to work with hardwoods, an amazing resource that on its own benefits society and reduces our impact on the natural world. We also know that it’s incumbent on us to continually evolve our approach to operations so that we protect our environment and reduce our impact.
NWH strives to be the leader in sustainability in the hardwoods industry and will continue to be a responsible business and aspire to be an agent of change.