Green by Nature – Build with Conscience
Iron Woods™ brand products have an environmental reputation you can build on…
All Iron Woods™ products have been verified of legal origin and verified of legal compliance as being, legally harvested, transported, exported, imported and documented in compliance with all country of origin, international and domestic laws, rules, regulations and treaties pertaining to the fair and legal trade of forest products including but not limited to the ITTA (International Tropical Timber Trade Agreement), CITES (Convention On The International Trade of Endangered Species) U.S. Department of Agriculture Lacey Act, U.S. Department of Justice Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Buy American Act.
All Iron Woods™ products are derived from forests which are naturally occurring, renewable and sustainable and are not harvested from forests or forest plantations where traditional, civil or intellectual property rights have been violated, forests having high conservation values which are threatened, forests that have been genetically modified or forests which have been converted to non-forest use. Iron Woods® are sourced with a preference to those forestry operations implementing LIL (Low Impact Logging) techniques and sustainable forest management practices.
All Iron Woods™ products are 100% organic and grown without the use of chemical fertilization and are regenerated naturally or by seeding and replanting. All Iron Woods® are either kiln dried or fumigated and are free from invasive insect or plant species. The natural service life of Iron Woods®, exceed their natural growth cycle, trap and store carbon and are able to be reclaimed, reused or recycled. Iron Woods® do not require for service any petroleum based or inorganic chemical treatments adhesives or coatings. Iron Woods® do not require for service any specialized handling storage or disposal procedures and generate zero post-industrial or post-consumer non-biodegradable waste. Iron Woods® are also safe for human and animal contact, meet Low VOC emission standards and meet International Building Code, International Residential Code and Cal Fire Wildlife Urban Interface Code requirements for naturally durable wood.
Products carrying the ‘Green By Nature™ ‘Build with Conscience’ Certificate of Compliance meet a comprehensive set of Controlled Wood, Chain of Custody, Life Cycle Impact and Due Care Standards, Policies and Procedures that support environmental sustainability initiatives as follows….
There is a reason why the National Audubon Society has repeatedly chosen Iron Woods™ for use in its boardwalks. Timber Holdings established our Green By Nature…Build with Conscience Environmental Compliance Program. Green By Nature promotes the environmental benefits associated with the use of naturally durable wood products. By setting compliance standards which address ‘Life Cycle Environmental Impact’ of a material from cradle to cradle, domestic and international laws, regulations and third party certification programs pertaining to the legal harvest and trade of timber products.