Continental Woodcraft Achieves Respected FSC® Certification

 

The Forest Stewardship Council®, or FSC, is one of the most rigorous international standards for responsible forestry and will allow Continental Woodcraft, a BlueHive Group affiliate, to work on certified projects

 

 

 

 

WORCESTER, MA – September 21, 2021—Sustainability efforts are especially important in the woodworking and millwork industries, and many organizations have started to be more conscious about responsibly sourced lumber for their construction or furnishing projects. What’s more, society in general has become more focused on promoting environmental and socially responsible ways to extract resources worldwide. It’s for these reasons that Worcester-based Continental Woodcraft has recently undergone an extensive independent audit by third-party certification body SCS Global Services (SCS) to become Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified.

FSC® is one of the most rigorous international standards for responsible forestry. FSC certified forests conserve biological diversity, water resources and crucial ecosystems. The FSC standard also upholds worker rights and supports economic prosperity in surrounding communities. Moreover, the FSC Chain of Custody certification ensures that certified wood products are tracked from forest to final product (and if applicable, that qualified recycled materials are used), adding legitimacy to the FSC claim throughout the supply chain.

As an FSC certified organization, Continental Woodcraft can work with architects and organizations such as hospitals, schools and libraries that require FSC certified products. Following stringent procedures across all departments, from accounting and office administration to shipping, receiving, and shop workers, Continental Woodcraft utilizes their Chain of Custody certification number to purchase the wood species from a vendor with its accompanying FSC specification and ensures all wood products purchased are properly recorded, labeled, stored and used exactly to the certification standards.

“The thorough process we went through to become certified by SCS to the FSC chain of custody standard demonstrates Continental’s commitment to high rigor of responsible forestry when it comes to millwork, as well as the quality of our end-product,” says Vice President of Continental Woodcraft Glen Martin.

“Gaining this certification for our architectural millwork division is huge not just for us, but for the organizations we can now serve and the tremendous impact we can make in helping to protect and conserve our world’s crucial ecosystems as well as the rights and social and economic wellbeing of peoples across the globe,” adds CEO and President of BlueHive Group Paul Hanlon.

FSC certification is a mark of sophistication in the marketplace, and Continental Woodcraft now holds one of more than 49,000 FSC Chain of Custody certificates globally. With this elite status, Continental Woodcraft can help to meet the demand for FSC certified wood in the Massachusetts area and beyond.

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About Continental Woodcraft:

Continental Woodcraft, an affiliate of BlueHive Group has been providing clients with the finest quality architectural millwork available in this region since 1981. Acquired by BlueHive in 2009, Continental’s 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and finishing facility, state-of-the-art equipment, and experienced team of over 40 staff members manufacture millwork for healthcare, education, government, municipalities, high-end lobbies with amenities, restaurants, and retail with values ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000+. SCS Trademark License Code: FSC-C168827. SCS Certificate Code: SCS-COC-008567. For more information on Continental Woodcraft, visit continentalwoodcraft.com.

About BlueHive Group:

Launched in 2018, BlueHive Group functions as the parent company for BlueHive Exhibits, Continental Woodcraft, Trigon Creative, and Lime I&D Services with a singular purpose: to help their clients thrive. Privately owned, BlueHive Group and its affiliate brands are headquartered in a combined 160,000 sq. ft. facility in Worcester, Mass. BlueHive also has satellite offices and facilities located in Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas as well as Portsmouth, N.H., Long Island, N.Y., and Tampa, Fla. and with partner facilities in several key international areas including South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions. By bringing trade show design and build, architectural millwork, installation and dismantle services, and full-service marketing all under one roof, BlueHive Group provides companies with marketing consistency by offering end-to-end brand management solutions. For more information on BlueHive Group, visit our homepage.

About SCS:

Founded in 1984, SCS Global Services is a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability verification, certification, auditing, testing, and standards development. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, supply chains, climate mitigation and more. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, SCS has representatives and affiliate offices throughout the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe and Africa. Its broad network of auditors are experts in their fields, and the company is a trusted partner to companies, agencies and advocacy organizations due to its dedication to quality and professionalism. SCS is a chartered Benefit Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. For more information, visit scsglobalservices.com.