Eco Friendly Wood: From Forest to Finish with Kayu™ Canada

A visit to a logging area begins on an all-weather access road
But in a short time, the land is restored because the roads are properly engineered
By using local species and planting 5 ft seedlings, our survival rate is over 80%
Creative engineering and skillful construction of roads are key to protecting natural areas
Major revisions in forest management standards were adopted in 1998 and continue to be refined
Natural regeneration maintains biological diversity
New roads must be cut into areas designated for logging
Roads are quickly repaired and reseeded with native grass, ground cover, and trees
Tropical rains cause natural silting and erosion. Our job is to minimize or eliminate damage in water catchment areas
We are growing trees from local seeds. As you have seen, these are planted to secure the soil on roadsides
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In today’s eco friendly and eco-conscious world, sustainable forest management is not just a trend but a vital aspect of preserving our planet for future generations. A shining example of this commitment to sustainability is seen in the practices of Kayu™ Canada, which offers an array of exotic hardwood products, all coming from forests managed with the utmost care for the environment. These products are not only aesthetically pleasing but also bear the seal of approval from two of the most reputable certification bodies in the world: the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC).

PEFC, an international non-profit organization, champions the cause of sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. It operates under a global umbrella that supports large-scale, independent national programs designed to meet its rigorous Sustainability Benchmark. As the world’s largest forest certification program, PEFC has over 700 million acres of forest under its watchful eye, spread across fifty-three nations.


mtccThe MTCC, established in 1998, serves as an independent organization tasked with developing and operating a credible, affordable certification program for Malaysian forest products. Governed by a Board of Trustees comprising representatives from various sectors, MTCC emphasizes the importance of sustainable and responsible forest management. It proudly stands as the first and largest certification program for tropical forests globally.

Kayu™ Canada’s commitment to sustainability is further solidified through its participation in the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) since 2003.

This certification ensures that all wood used in their products is legally sourced from independently audited forest concessions that adhere to internationally recognized management systems. Moreover, their facilities are “chain of custody” certified, meaning every piece of lumber and finished product is meticulously documented from the forest to the final consumer.

The endorsement of MTCS by PEFC in May 2009 is a testament to the scheme’s adherence to the highest standards of forest sustainability and management. This prestigious recognition enables Kayu™ Canada to assure its customers that their purchase supports responsible forest management practices.

Such certifications are not merely labels but represent a deep-rooted commitment to environmental stewardship. They ensure that the forests from which Kayu™ Canada sources its exotic woods are managed sustainably, thereby protecting biodiversity, supporting local communities, and ensuring that the forests remain vibrant and productive for generations to come.

Furthermore, the global recognition of PEFC and MTCC certifications highlights the equivalence of sustainable forest management standards worldwide. This global consensus reinforces the value of choosing certified products, as it contributes to the broader goals of environmental conservation and sustainable development.

By choosing Kayu™ Canada’s products, consumers are not just acquiring high-quality, exotic wood; they are also contributing to a larger movement towards sustainable and responsible forest management.

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, Kayu™ Canada stands as a beacon of how businesses can thrive while ensuring the health and longevity of the world’s forests.

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Kayu Team
We are recognized as the leading authority on tropical hardwoods, boasting over 30 years of expertise in this domain.
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