In addition to earning FSC Chain of Custody Certification, Capitoline supports sustainable building programs and green build projects. At Capitoline, environmental responsibility is an important and continuous process. As an assembler of raw materials, the challenge is to constantly measure the environmental resources of suppliers and their materials for Capitoline products: post form countertops, high pressure laminated panels and finished high pressure panel component parts, plus extended plywood. Capitoline constantly monitors supplied resources to be aware that the rate of harvest does not exceed the rate of regeneration and that waste generation does not exceed the assimilation capacity of the environment.
While Capitoline supports sustainable building programs and green build projects, it is important to work with customers in achieving and sourcing the necessary specified materials to meet both their vision and project LEED requirements.
Examples of stock materials at Capitoline for meeting “green” build projects for environmental friendly interiors include:
• Low-emitting particleboard, MDF, and plywood materials with non-added urea-formaldehyde (NAUF)
• Low-emitting and water based laminating adhesives with non-added urea-formaldehyde.
• Certified wood, recycled content materials, regional materials 10 percent or 20 percent extracted, processed and manufactured regionally.
Capitoline has earned the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification. Products with the FSC label ensures that they were sourced from responsibly managed forests. See Capitoline’s’ certification listed at: www.fscus.org/certified_companies
FSC chain of custody certification verifies FSC certified forest products through the production chain. FSC chain of custody (CoC) certification is for companies that manufacture, process or trade in timber or non-timber forest products and want to demonstrate to customers the use of responsibly produced raw materials. FSC chain of custody helps companies to strengthen sourcing policies and comply with public or private procurement policies where FSC is the preferred option.