Olympic Industries is proud to trade in a resource that is naturally sustainable and environmentally friendly. Managed responsibly, our forests provide economic, social and environmental benefits to communities around the globe. We work hard to ensure that the wood products that we trade in are sourced from properly managed forests to ensure the vitality of the industry for generations to come.
Used for thousands of years, wood is the original high-performance material for building projects of all shapes and sizes. Highly durable, strong and long-lasting, builders have turned to wood because of its unique qualities, beauty and versatility. Responsibly sourced wood is the one and only renewable building material on our planet. It acts as a natural purifier, removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing the carbon that the growing trees have removed from the air. The production and processing of wood products uses much less energy than other building materials, giving them a significantly lower carbon footprint than materials like concrete and steel.
Wooden buildings that have stood for hundreds of years offer a physical testimony to the performance of wood and the skills of those who work and build with it. We are honoured to play a part in this legacy.
The United States and Canada are world leaders in forest management practices. With more than 480 million acres, these two countries represent more than half of the world’s certified forests.
Certified forests are inspected annually to ensure that global best practices of responsible forest management are being adhered to. These standards include protections for wildlife habitat, water/soil resources and numerous other environmental safeguards.