Tepperman's is committed to the responsible use of forest resources, including the wood used in our furniture. Tepperman's therefore will work with our suppliers on an ongoing basis to eliminate wood from unacceptable sources and to progressively increase the amount of responsible wood – wood from certified and recycled/reclaimed sources – procured over time.
Tepperman's recognizes the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Eco-Certified Composite (ECC) Sustainability Standard as important tools to promote responsible forest management. We have a preference for sourcing FSC and ECC-certified wood furniture when it meets our requirements. Tepperman's is also firmly committed to avoiding wood from unacceptable sources, including:
Illegally harvested or traded timber;
Timber harvested in violation of traditional or civil rights;
Timber harvested from areas in which high conservation values are threatened by poor forest management
Timber harvested from areas being converted from forests to plantations or non-forest use
Timber from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted
Through this policy, Tepperman's seeks to set a positive example for our peers and to do our part to protect the world’s forests.