Shared Concerns For Our Environment

As the need for and interest in Certified Veneers has grown exponentially, we have continually expanded our inventory of certified products. We also carry "thinking green" into our manufacturing operations, striving for peak efficiency while minimizing energy consumption and preserving quality standards.

In today's building market, architects, designers and building owners alike want solutions that offer high quality products and make environmental sense. We can help you build greener.

  • We have the largest stock of FSC® Certified veneers and lumber on the West Coast
  • We manufacture 100% FSC® architectural panels
  • Our products contribute toward earning points for LEED® Certification
  • We have been an FSC®-Certified company since 2003

Exotic Hardwoods & Veneers is pleased that we have received the Scientific Certification Systems Chain-of-Custody Certificate (SCS-COC-000896).

FSC® is a forest conservation program whose goal is "to recognize the highest levels of performance in ... environmental protection and social responsibility ... and to stimulate continuous improvement in sustainable development." They accredit third-party certification bodies such as SCS to conduct assessments of forestry operations and companies that sell lumber or products made from wood. These assessments are conducted using regional representatives and indicators that are based on the FSC® Principles and Criteria.

FSC Trademark © 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C.

Forest Stewardship Council

is the world's leading forest certification system

FSC's system ensures that forests are harvested and maintained in a well-managed manner, and that recreational, social, economic and aboriginal needs are considered. FSC is the only forest certification system approved by the United States Green Building Council for use as "certified wood" in the Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Rating System.

Additional information on the Forest Stewardship Council is on their website: Information on the United States Green Building Council is at

FSC-approved substrates such as MDF and Particle Board are available, as well as FSC-Certified Fire-Rated No-Added-Formaldehyde MDF.

To view our Policy for sourcing Certified Materials click here.