Katerra’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory in Spokane Valley, Washington has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Mass timber sourced from well-managed forests is widely regarded as a natural climate solution to lowering the carbon footprint of buildings.
Craig Curtis, chief architect for Katerra, says: “CoC certification traces the path of wood from certified forests through the supply chain to the final product. In our case, we worked with third-party certifier SCS Global Services to verify that we source lumber from well-managed forests that adhere to SFI, FSC, and PEFC requirements. Because there is more than one forest certification framework, which can vary based on forest types and forest management practices, we sought the certifications most applicable to where we source wood and our customers’ needs.”