Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company Offers Sustainable SFI Material

Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company backs responsible procurement with their recent 5-year renewal audit for SFI Certified Sourcing.

(City of Industry, California)  As part of its broad commitment to the corporate social responsibility, Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company announced today it will meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative© (SFI) lumber sourcing requirements across its City of Industry and Beaumont location.

The SFI certified sourcing label tells consumers at least two-thirds of Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company’s lumber comes from a company certified to the procurement requirements of the SFI 2015-2020 Standard, a third party certified forest and/or from pre- or post-consumer recycled sources.  There is also a risk assessment of any raw material from outside of North America to avoid controversial sources such as illegal logging operations.

“We know our customers care about how forests are managed”, states Ray Gutierrez, President-CEO of Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company.  “SFI certified sourcing tells them our products are made with fiber from responsible sources—and our procurement practices are third party audited”.  “With SFI certified sourcing, Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company, and our customers, can show we support improved forestry practices and strong communities across North America.”

Through its certified sourcing, the independent, non-profit SFI program stands apart from other certification programs by addressing the fact that 90 percent of the world’s forests are not certified.  An SFI certified sourcing label tells consumers that lumber in a product is from legal and responsible sources, regardless of whether the forest is certified.

“By achieving SFI Fiber Sourcing requirements, Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company joins more than 245 companies that meet the mandatory practice requirements for the responsible procurement of all fiber sourced directly from the forest, whether the forest is certified or not. Among other requirements, SFI Fiber Sourcing includes measures to broaden biodiversity, use Best Management Practices to protect water quality, invest in forest-related research and conduct landowner outreach,” says Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company was established in 1941.  They manufacture and recycle new and used wooden pallets.  They have two locations, City of Industry and Beaumont California.

SFI Inc. is an independent 501c (3) nonprofit charitable organization, and is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

Across North America, more the 195 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard, making it the largest single forest standard in the world.  SFI chain-of-custody certification tells buyers the percentage of lumber from certified forests, certified sourcing, and/or post-consumer recycled content.  The SFI program’s unique lumber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers’ lands.  SFI Inc. is governed by a three chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally.