Our environmental policy
For Maxi-Forêt, a wood siding and flooring specialist, the future is green.
We are committed to making the utmost efforts to promote and respect the legal and environmental requirements related to sustainable forest management. Consequently, we support the purchase of products certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification program.
We have set several objectives to respect our commitment:
- Promote sustainable forest management.
- Continuously strive to improve our management system.
- Involve our suppliers in promoting FSC® certified products. To achieve our objectives, we take part in various initiatives in order to:
- Maintain a management system that complies with the requirements of the FSC® chain-of-custody.
- Be committed to avoid sourcing wood that is not controlled according to FSC® defined categories.
- Not use wood that is illegally harvested.
- Not use wood harvested in violation of traditional or civil rights.
- Not use wood harvested in forest management units in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities.
- Not use wood harvested in areas in which forests are being converted to plantations or non-forest
- Not use wood harvested from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
- Make our suppliers aware of the principles and requirements of the FSC®.
- Make our employees aware of our commitment.
- Position ourselves in relation to the Kyoto Protocol.
- Participate in the Passez au carbone propre (clean carbon initiative) campaign overseen by the Québec Forest Industry Council.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global non-governmental not-for-profit organization. It was created in 1993 by a group representative of various organizations from 25 countries. Members include environmental groups, social organizations, businesses and forest owners and managers.
The FSC established Principles and Criteria for forest owners or managers (FSC© P & C) which describe the essential elements or rules of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management. Maxi-Forêt is committed to respecting these main criteria so it does harm the environment.
the Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It came into effect in 2005, and more than 184 UN member states have signed and respect the protocol to promote the environment and its natural resources.
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The cellular structure of wood provides exceptional thermal insulation, 10 times better than concrete and 400 times better than steel. In addition, in the Kyoto Protocol, it is recognized that each cubic metre of wood used as a product to replace other construction materials reduces CO2 emissions in the atmosphere by about one tonne.
Use wood on and in your home to combat climate change and contribute to Québec’s economy.
Passez au carbone propre (clean carbon initiative)
Maxi-Forêt participates in the clean carbon campaign overseen by the Québec Forest Industry Council to raise public awareness about the innovative and ecological potential of products created using renewable materials such as wood.
Highlighting the wood’s grain both in siding as well as in heavy timber and flooring, the clean carbon campaign lumber seeks to encourage the public to start using products made of natural resources in order to reduce pollution.