For Immediate Release: October 5, 2016
Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies Nationally Recognized at GreenBuild 2016
FSC Leadership Award for Commitment to Responsible Forest Management
LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, at the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies will receive the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Leadership Award for commitment to responsible forest management.
Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC®) first obtained FSC certification for its timberland in 2000. The company was recertified for the 15th consecutive year in November 2015. Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) was acquired in July 2008 through the reorganization of the former Pacific Lumber Company. HRC obtained FSC certification for its timberland in 2009.
The FSC Leadership Award recognizes Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies’ commitment to the environment as it continues efforts to lead the forest products industries in sustainable forest practices.
“We are honored to be recognized at GreenBuild for our dedication to environmental stewardship and responsible forest practices,” said Bob Mertz, CEO of Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies.
A product is considered FSC-certified when it has been harvested, manufactured and distributed according to strict international guidelines, developed by leading environmental organizations. FSC certification ensures socially, economically and environmentally beneficial forest management practices. The selection committee for the FSC Leadership Award consisted of industry professionals, FSC staff and board members.
GreenBuild is the largest green building event in the world and seeks to bring together individuals, organizations and industry experts who are dedicated to promoting sustainable building practices and products.
About Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies
Mendocino and Humboldt Redwood Companies collectively consist of approximately 440,000 acres of redwood and Douglas-fir forestlands along the north coast of California. From the beginning, the companies’ stated purpose has been to demonstrate it is possible to manage productive forestlands with a high standard of environmental stewardship, and also operate a successful business. The company names were chosen to reflect the nature of the business and to pay homage to the important role of the local community associated with a timber business. For more information, visit www.getredwood.com.