Responsible Source Certification refers to a relatively new program that allows manufacturers who source some or all of their wood fiber from responsible sources, as defined in ASTM D7612, and who have established traceability protocols deemed to meet the requirements of ASTM D7612, to market the products derived from these sources as “Certified Responsible Source.”
The purpose of the program is to provide the marketplace a level of assurance that the wood fiber used for these products came from forests that are managed in a manner that limits the environmental impacts of forest management to a degree that exceeds that of simply legal compliance.
The certification program involves verification by PLIB that the producer derives wood fiber from one or more “Responsible Source” forest resources (as defined by ASTM D7612) and that a suitable traceability program is in place. Producers maintain their certification via annual audits conducted by PLIB.
For more information about becoming certified in our Responsible Source program, contact us.