Our Practices - Certification
Richply is committed to sound environmental practices and complying with BC’s laws and regulations for protecting our forests and ensuring the principles of forest certification. Richply is third party certified to internationally recognized and respected standards.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the largest forest certification organization, recognizes and endorses both Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z-809 and Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) standards as meeting their rigorous requirements based on international criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management.
Richply also holds Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody and Controlled Wood certifications.
Independent third parties verify annually that Richply maintains Chain-of-Custody processes that meet both PEFC and FSC standards ensuring our plywood products originate from well-managed non-controversial sources that are harvested responsibly and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements.
With these certifications, Richply can ensure our fiber supplies originate from areas that are low-risk sources, and we can demonstrate our commitment to avoid sourcing wood from any of the following five categories:
- Illegally harvested wood;
- Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
- Wood from forest in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
- Wood from forest being converted to plantations and non-forest use; and
- Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
Confirm our Certification at www.pefc.org
Confirm our Certification at www.fsc.org