Our Commitment to Sustainability
December 3rd, 2014
Our natural environment provides everything that we need for our survival and well-being. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. By preserving water, materials, and resources, we can safeguard what is needed for present and future generations.
The forest is a working environment, producing wood products and wood based materials. A sustainable forest is carefully managed so that as trees are felled, they are replaced with seedlings that eventually grow into mature trees. This process ensures that the trees will continue to provide natural materials for us all while great care is taken to guarantee the safety of wildlife and to preserve the natural environment.
Patriot Timber Products, Inc. places the highest priority on promoting long-term, sustainable forestry management. In doing this, we operate with sensitivity to forest ecosystems and the lives and cultures of the people living in such regions. We source from suppliers with a known commitment to responsible forestry and only use species that originate from sustainable forest resources.
Patriot Timber supports organizations such as The Global Forest & Trade Network, which is WWF’s leading initiative to eliminate illegal logging and drive improvements in forest management. We also comply with the regulations of the Lacey Act in order to ensure the wood we import is sourced, produced, and traded in an environmentally responsible and legal manner.
By participating in efforts to improve forestry management, Patriot Timber is contributing to the survival of our natural environment. For more information on Patriot Timber’s sustainability initiatives, please visit http://www.patriottimber.com/corporate-policy-statement-sustainability/.