Shaw Floors' hardwood manufacturing facility in South Pittsburg, Tenn., named Plant HW, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification from Scientific Certification Systems. FSC provides third-party certification confirming that materials are harvested from well-managed forests. Shaw's certificate number is SCS-COC-003075.
began operations in 2006 and exclusively manufactures the company’s Epic
engineered hardwood flooring brand. Veneers used in Epic are obtained from
North American managed forests deemed sustainable by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, and all styles are in compliance with the California Air Resources
Board (CARB) requirements. Shaw will manufacture FSC-certified Epic hardwood
products by special request only. Lead time and minimum quantities will be
products comply with the recently revised Lacey Act, the United States'
national wildlife protection statute that has been amended to make it a
criminal offense to import illegally logged timber products into the U.S.
Additionally, the entire Epic collection is Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified
by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) and meets the stringent chemical
emissions standards of the GREENGUARD Children & School program.
hardwood uses up to 50 percent less newly harvested wood than conventional 3/8”
engineered wood flooring products due to its dense inner layer, EnviroCore,
which is composed of post-industrial wood fiber created in the manufacture of
certification of Plant HW is an important achievement which supports our
assertion that Epic hardwood is the most sustainable hardwood flooring in the
marketplace today,” said David Wilkerson, Shaw’s corporate director of
sustainability and product stewardship.
Shaw plant that makes Epic hardwood is FSC certified
March 26, 2010