Prolam — a provider of laminated trailer flooring that incorporates zig-zag joint technology — recently announced that its two major hardwood suppliers have earned Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification, meaning a portion of the laminated floors it produces use SFI-certified hardwood.
About 3,000 floors can be produced per year with 100 percent SFI certification, according to Benoit Risi, Prolam’s general manager. Prolam says it is the only flooring company that has this option. SFI certification is available to any land management company (10,000 acres or more, typically), forest product manufacturer, paper printer or any other company that manages for and/or uses forest products.
With more than 152 million acres certified across North America, the SFI sustainable forestry certification program is one of the largest in the world, with a standard based on principles and measures that promote responsible environmental behavior and sound forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests of exceptional conservation value.