Are you looking for sustainable wood office furniture? San Diego businesses that want to boost their eco-credibility can look to manufacturers who promote responsible forestry practices. Knoll is one example of a leading company that recently took steps to ensure that its wood furniture was as “green” as possible. Knoll already had a sustainable wood initiative, but in December of 2009 they took an additional step to formalize and standardize their policy. Now, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood is used as a matter of course for the company’s casegoods, tables, and cubicle systems.
Third party evaluation is becoming available for more aspects of environmental programs all the time. That’s good news for office furniture consumers since you don’t have to take a company’s word that they are following best practices. The FSC trains and oversees auditors from agencies such as the Rainforest Alliance to evaluate and certify forests as properly managed. Knoll’s wood veneers such as cherry, maple, oak and walnut are now FSC certified.