Sustainable Forestry Initiative®
SFI certification means than we practice responsible forestry on the lands we manage. Its requirements include measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and forests with exceptional conservation value. Michigan-California Timber Company has been audited and certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers as being in full compliance with the SFI Forestry Standards.
Forest Stewardship Council®
FSC® certification ensures that our products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. There are two types of FSC certifications available: Forestry Management and Chain-of-Custody (CoC). Timber Products has CoC certification, which guarantees the production of FSC-certified products. FSC Chain of Custody certification allows companies to label their FSC products, so consumers can choose products that support responsible forest management.
- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has set goals for attaining and maintaining healthy air quality, protecting the public from exposure to toxic air contaminants, and providing innovative approaches for complying with air pollution rules and regulations. All Timber Products facilities are CARB-Exempt, and our products meet the stringent CARB Phase 2 emission standards for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, including hardwood plywood, particle board and MDF.
- Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substance Control Act Title VI (EPA TSCA Title VI) is the federalization of the CARB Airbone Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) Phase 2 standards. This act is to regulate the emissions from wood products. Timber Products Company has five facilities certified for TSCA Title VI: Ampine, Medford particle board and hardwood plywood, Grants Pass hardwood plywood, and Corinth hardwood plywood.
- The Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard was developed by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) for manufacturers of composite wood or agrifiber-based panels made with particle board, medium density fiberboard (MDF), hardboard, engineered wood siding, and engineered wood trim. The standard includes using the CPA Carbon Calculator to assess the lifecycle and carbon footprint of composite panels made at a particular manufacturing plant. Both Ampine and Medford Particleboard meet this standard.
- All products out of our Ampine manufacturing facility in Sutter Creek are certified by the Composite Panel Association under the Physical and Mechanical Properties Grademark Certification Program (PMP Program) .