Urban Wood Goods of Gurnee, Ill., a reclaimed wood furniture manufacturer in the Chicago suburbs, has recently been awarded chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council.
Urban, owned by Erin True, has also been certified as a Woman Owned Small Business and Woman Business Enterprise.
“I’m extremely appreciative for our exceptional customers and employees for helping Urban Wood Goods to achieve these two important milestones. We’re excited to be a part of FSC’s efforts to promote more responsible material sourcing and manufacturing and to be certified as a Woman Owned Business,” True said in a statement.
The FSC’s chain of custody system tracks certified material through the production process, from the forest to the consumer. Urban has also earned FSC’s 100-percent recycled certification, which involves certifying that reclaimed materials are involved in a series of FSC system-based inspections, validations and audits from their origin to their destination.
FSC-certified recycled wood is made up of wood parts that were broken down by machine processing to make an entirely new product, the same as with plastic. FSC products allow companies and organizations to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design points through the rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.
For more, visit www.urbanwoodgoods.com.
This article originally appeared in the December 2017 issue.