Anderson Lock is currently preparing for its annual audit by Scientific Certification Systems® (SCS®), a third-party supplier of certification, auditing and testing services. SCS is a leading provider of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain-of-custody certification, our link to FSC wood doors.
FSC is promoting the responsible management of forests worldwide to be:
Protecting and maintaining natural communities and high conservation value forests.
Respecting the rights of workers, communities and indigenous peoples.
Building markets, adding best value, and creating equitable access to benefits.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international non-profit organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. According to information on the FSC website, in 2012, green building represented 25 percent of all commercial and institutional building starts and 20 percent of residential construction, up from 2 percent in 2005. (Source: McGraw-Hill Construction) Every day, the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)* program is certifying 1.6 million square feet of building space. Nearly 9 billion square feet of building space is participating in the LEED program now. (Source: USGBC) And, FSC-certified wood was found to be the most specified green-building product in McGraw-Hill’s database of 60,000 project specifications collected annually, surpassing even EnergyStar.
Once a forest is certified, it is important to be able to trace the products that come from it throughout the supply chain to ensure that any claims on the origin of the product are credible and verifiable. The FSC chain of custody (COC) certification is a voluntary process. FSC chain of custody is a tracking system that allows manufacturers and traders to demonstrate that timber comes from a forest that is responsibly managed in accordance with the FSC Principles and Criteria. It tracks the flow of certified wood through the supply chain and across borders through each successive stage – including processing, transformation and manufacturing – all the way to the final product.
The “final products” of interest to Anderson Lock are commercial wood doors.
ANDERSON LOCK is an authorized wood door distributor for:
- VT Industries
- Five Lakes
- Oshkosh &
Each of these companies offers some FSC certified wood door products.
At Anderson Lock, FSC door orders receive special handling:
- “FSC” is carefully noted on our estimates, orders and invoices.
- When FSC doors are received at our Door Division warehouse, they are labeled “FSC-COC” and segregated from other wood door inventory until they are delivered to our customers.
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* LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED enables building owners and operators to identify and implement green building design, construction, maintenance solutions, and operations. The non-profit, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developed the LEED standard.