Are Your Panels Sustainably Harvested, and Why Does That Matter?

ROM Architects Design Professionals

..With a national and industry push for sustainability and responsibility around forestation and manufacturing, you might be curious as to how RoyOMartin stacks up. Corporate responsibility and sustainability aren’t just buzzwords anymore. The pressure has never been greater to be good stewards of our resources. And RoyOMartin is leading the way in forestry and the panel-producing industry. Learn what makes FSC® certified materials the responsible choice.

What Does It Mean to Be FSC® Certified?

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is the global gold standard in forest certification. This certification verifies that our timberland-management practices and manufacturing are consistent with the stringent tenets of FSC®. This includes meeting social, environmental, ecological, and economic responsibilities. 

An annual audit is conducted by NEPCon (3rd party certification body) to FSC® standards to ensure ongoing compliance. Our FSC® certification reflects responsible and environmentally sensitive forest management. To learn more about why this is important, visit our FSC Management Land & Leases page.

Why Is This Important to RoyOMartin?

By leading the way in sustainable and responsible timber harvesting, RoyOMartin ensures that their timberlands will continue to provide responsibly sourced lumber for manufacturing operations for generations to come. Last planting season RoyOMartin foresters planted more than 3.7 million trees to regenerate 7,136 acres of new forests—an important step in our sustainable forest management. 

Forest stewardship has always been important to the company, and RoyOMartin took initiative on getting this certification in 2002. In fact, the “S” in our “Riches” stands for Stewardship. The certification of our forest management was critical, in that it then provided a source of FSC® certified raw materials for our mills to be able to manufacture and provide FSC® certified finished products to the market. 

Why Should This Be Important to You?

Because you purchase your panels from RoyOMartin, you can rest assured that you are not only purchasing the highest quality building materials, but you are also making a purchase that is ethically and responsibly sourced and manufactured. The concept of sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own…and that’s something we all can be excited about!

How Does RoyOMartin Bring Awareness to Our FSC® Certification?

FSC® Forest Week is being held the week of September 24th, with a theme of “Choose Forests, Choose FSC®.” Previously known as FSC® Friday, the campaign is designed to raise consumer awareness of FSC® and responsible forest management. RoyOMartin will hold a company-wide event during this week to celebrate our FSC® certifications. 

Choose RoyOMartin OSB and Plywood for Sustainability and Responsibility

We hope this has answered the question of “Are your panels sustainably harvested, and why does that matter?” and provided insight into why our FSC® certification is so important. The next time you see panels featuring the RoyOMartin logo, you can feel good knowing those products were sourced and manufactured to the stringent tenets of FSC®. FSC® C022036

You can find out more about what FSC® is all about here. If you have any questions about OSB, plywood, or any of our other products, call 1-800-299-5174 or contact us online. Build better with RoyOMartin.