Our Environmental Statement
At TBM Hardwoods, we share an individual and corporate responsibility to maintain and improve environmental standards. Our primary mission has always been the distribution of quality hardwoods and millwork. We believe green initiatives can mutually serve the environment, our customers and the bottom line.
Good stewardship is as important as quality and price when we consider domestic and foreign hardwood suppliers. Successfully partnering with reputable mills has enabled us to develop a reliable network of trusted suppliers. Additionally, we exercise due care to ensure that the lumber we buy has been sustainably managed, legally and responsibly harvested, and properly documented according to current CITES and Lacey Act requirements. We additionally pursued Forest Stewardship Council® certification to meet the growing demand of an expanding green building market.
FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The FSC Principles and Criteria provide a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC US National Standard (FSC-STD-50-001, Version 2.0) which guides forest management certification in the United States.
In the last decade, software and systems improvements have been a company priority. Investments in energy-efficient dry kilns, high optimization gang ripsaws and software programs to improve mill production, reduce waste, streamline order processing and inventory management have allowed us to do more with less. We upgraded and downsized a portion of our fleet of delivery vehicles to increase fuel efficency to reduce our carbon footprint. We can now deliver faster locally for less.
The best way to achieve our goals is to create a clean, safe work environment, efficiently produce quality products that further the success of our customers and ensure the stability and availability of natural, renewable resources for generations to come.