As a company that always advocates
protecting our environment, our factory in Shanghai requires all beechwood and Baltic birch plywood suppliers to be FSC or PEFC
certified. Although our raw materials cost will be slightly higher
than other companies when we enforce FSC or PEFC certification, we
feel very comfortable doing this because we can make sure that our
suppliers will plant more trees than they cut and will always keep
our earth green.
According to the report prepared by the
World Resources Institute, all developing countries in Asia such
as China (Basswood) and Thailand (Rubber Wood) have an average
deforestation of 6% every year, while all German beechwood has an
annual average 4% growing rate.
products made of rubberwood and basswood will help to protect our
environment and save those developing countries.
all vendors, Montessori Outlet is the only company enforcing FSC
and PEFC rules on its suppliers.
What's FSC and PEFC?
FSC and PEFC are the two independent, non-governmental,
not-for-project organizations established to promote the
responsible management of the world's forests. Products carrying
the FSC or PEFC label are independently certified to assure
consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the
social, economic and ecological needs of present and future
Why must all wood be FSC or PEFC
Forests provide us with clean
water, fresh air and they even help combat global warming. They
also provide food, medicine and important natural resources, such
as timber and paper. However, in some countries as much as 80% of
the timber is harvested illegally. This often involves the
destruction of protected forests.
As the world's two leading
organizations recognized by the UN and many environmental
organizations (eNGOs), FSC and PEFC always improve the standards
of forest management, which is ecological, social and economic