Environmental and Sustainability

ADENTRA introduced its first 2023 Sustainability Report in February 2023. The report highlights our priorities and business practices to build a strong future for ADENTRA’s stakeholders and insights into the ways we are working to create a positive impact on the world. ADENTRA’s 2023 Sustainability Report is grounded in our core values – Integrity, Fairness, People, and Passion.

The ADENTRA product assortment is configured around renewable and recyclable resources and we are active in our efforts to minimize the environmental impact of our operations.

Proudly, 57 of our Regional Customer Service Centers are Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified for Chain of Custody, Certification numbers Hardwoods: FSC-C010784; Rugby: FSC-C012656; and Paxton FSC-C007253.

FSC guarantees the integrity of the supply chain for certified wood products. FSC ensures that products have been harvested from forests that meet stringent environmental, social and economic standards or are from verified recycled sources.

We are members of the U.S. Green Building Council  (USGBC) and the Canadian Green Building Council  (CaGBC), supporting green building initiatives through accredited programs such as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This program is active in 30 countries around the world and has rapidly become the most widely used standard in certifying green construction. Our LEED Credit Product Guide provides information on product credit contributions.

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This initial ADENTRA Sustainability report outlines key focus areas consistent within our industry and specific to our business. It also details how ADENTRA is aligning its sustainability efforts with our continued pursuit of strong financial performance. Using this report, we
will start to establish benchmarks and determine how we will measure them going forward. The report will be re-issued at least annually to provide an update on the progress made toward achieving the goals of the program.

ADENTRA works diligently to reduce the environmental impact of our operations through waste prevention. Paper and other recycling programs are standard practice, as is electronic invoicing, which reduces our requirement for paper and the use of fossil fuels in the delivery of those invoices. Our customer service centers seek only to purchase consumable paper products made from post-consumer, recycled or Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) fiber.

We strive to continually add new environmentally responsible materials to our product offerings. Therefore we seek vendors certified by the Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC®), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative  (SFI), the Composite Panel Association’s Eco-Certified Composite Standard (ECC),  the Program for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) ,  ISO 14001  for environmental management, and TSCA Title VI compliant.

Global and local communities vastly benefit from well-managed forests. We understand that the decisions we make in how we conduct our business and where we source products; also implies a social and economic responsibility to the people and communities that live in those regions. For these reasons, we ask that our foreign manufacturers supply us a statement of compliance with all government regulations regarding fair wages and labor unions’ rights to collective bargaining, as well as contribute to the laborers’ social insurance benefit programs as enforced by their local governments.

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