suppliers are members of the American Forest & Paper Association
(AF&PA). As members of AF&PA they participate in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative from which they
certified as following practices that will sustain our forests and protect our
environment. Sustainable Forestry Certification
is independently audited and overseen by environmentalists, scientists and
Truss supports the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
web site says in part "The Sustainable Forestry InitiativeSM
program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance
measures that integrates the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the
protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality. Simply stated, it's
working with nature to ensure the future of the nation's forests for our
children and grandchildren. And it's based on the premise that responsible
environmental practices and sound business practices can be integrated to the
benefit of landowners, shareholders, customers and the people they serve."