The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent non-profit non-governmental organization set up in order to better world forest management from both an environmental and social point of view while sustaining economic viability.
In addition to forest management certification, FSC also has a certification system for companies that work with wood. It certifies all wood transformation stages. It is known as chain-of-custody certification and companies that work with it can exhibit the FSC brand on the products they process and sell.
Snaidero is FSC certified. The high quality materials and processes that it ensures are constantly being upgraded to exceed customer expectations. This FSC certification means that Snaidero has satisfied FSC standards on Chain of Custody (CoC) and is authorized to process, transform and sell FSC products in compliance with the principles and criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification also bears witness to Snaidero's undertaking to use this certification method on furniture carcases and on lacquered cabinets. It could also choose to handle FSC products for major contracts which do not fall within these two categories.
FSC certified products mean more responsibly managed forests, woodland rescued from excessive wood harvesting, less timber coming from indiscriminate tree felling, more forestland where there is respect for the local population and workers and areas where wildlife habitats and biodiversity are prioritized.
When you opt for a Snaidero kitchen today, you also receive a guarantee on how the materials are used and where they come from. The wood in your kitchen does not only contribute to the beauty of your home surrounds, it also stands for responsibly managed sources, meaning forests forever - for you, your children and your children's children.
By choosing FSC-certified companies and products, consumers drive manufacturers and industry towards a more responsible line of conduct. In the long run, this spells out as sustainable forestland for generations to come.
Snaidero USA offers Italian kitchens made of non-toxic materials and manufactured through processes with limited impact towards the environment and human health. We are an active member of the USGCB (United States Green Building Council), an organization used throughout the U.S. to foster sustainable building development.
SNAIDERO CERTIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
California Air Resources Board, certified for low emitting composite materials meeting the most rigorous standards in the U.S.
Forest Stewardship Council certified Chain-of-Custody ensuring all wood products are from verified sustainable sources and source forest replenishment.
Forest Stewardship Council/ICILA certified for the purchase of pre-and-post-consumer reclaimed materials.
CATAS Quality Award certification for low formaldehyde emitting panels.