MJB Wood Group, Inc. Receives Chain-of-Custody Certification from Forest Stewardship Council
11/06/2009

MJB Wood Group, Inc. has recently been awarded the Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent nonprofit organization that sets standards for forward-thinking sustainable forestry practices. This certification means that all products with the FSC seal obtained through MJB are guaranteed traceable all the way back to a responsibly managed source forest.

Online PR News – 06-November-2009 – – November 6, 2009 – Irving, TX – MJB Wood Group, Inc. has recently been awarded the Chain-of-Custody (COC) Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an independent nonprofit organization that sets standards for forward-thinking sustainable forestry practices. This certification means that all products with the FSC seal obtained through MJB are guaranteed traceable all the way back to a responsibly managed source forest.
MJB’s FSC COC-certified offerings include Pure, Mixed and Recycled dimension lumber, panel products, rough logs and components for the manufacture and distribution, including outsourcing, of FSC Pure, Mixed and Recycled products.

Many vendors can offer FSC products, but unless all links in the wood products supply chain are certified, those products cannot be sold as FSC-certified. In keeping with their lean, comprehensive solutions philosophy, MJB has streamlined this process by obtaining FSC certification for all its domestic manufacturing and distribution facilities, including subcontract partners. MJB also maintains a Chain-of-Custody Certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

The Forestry Stewardship Council considers the diverse interests involved in and affected by the forestry industry, but is itself an independent regulation and certification entity that uses accredited, third-party certifiers to evaluate companies like MJB. A certification from this standards body is a vote of good faith from professionals who know the forestry industry, and who represent all its relevant concerns: economics, environment, culture and material quality.

The FSC logo on MJB’s products signifies that those materials were harvested from an FSC-certified forest. FSC-certified forests worldwide must conform to these 10 principles, plus 57 specific criteria that address all aspects of conscientious forestry:

• Compliance with laws and FSC principles
• Tenure and use rights and responsibilities
• Indigenous people’s rights
• Community relations and workers’ rights
• Benefits from the forest
• Environmental impact
• Management plan
• Monitoring and assessment
• Maintenance of high conservation value forests
• Plantations

This new FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification represents MJB’s commitment to using sustainable resources. MJB’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer Amy Quaid says, “We at MJB feel strongly about taking a green approach to our business. We are committed to providing products and supply chain solutions that contribute to the conservation, responsible management, and community-level benefits of properly managed forests.”

About MJB Wood Group, Inc.
MJB Wood Group is a unique company whose roots go back over 50 years. A sales, manufacturing, distribution and marketing company that delivers total supply chain solutions, MJB has global reach, with 175 employees and $250 million in revenue. MJB comprises 15 sales offices, three company-owned manufacturing facilities and hundreds of warehouse logistics and value partners strategically located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, South America and Vietnam.

MJB offers a variety of wood products, both domestic and imported. Specific product offerings include panel products, cabinet, fixture and furniture components, door and window components, and millwork and specialty products.

In addition to a broad array of products, MJB delivers a full range of innovative supply chain solutions through its integrated Value Network of sales, distribution, logistics and manufacturing partners. MJB strives to provide customers with the most innovative products, services and solutions in the marketplace today, from customized inventory management solutions and warehouse distribution, to technology that provides real-time access and 24/7 visibility.

Website: www.mjbwood.com

About The Forest Stewardship Council

Formed in 1993, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created as an independent nonprofit by a group of loggers, foresters, environmentalists and sociologists. This independent body saw a need for a global conversation on sustainable forestry, and set about identifying cultural and environmental challenges, as well as setting multiple-industry standards for responsible forest management.

Website: www.fscus.org
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