In 2007, Mullican Flooring began working to meet the certification standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®), the world’s oldest and most viable organization devoted to environmentally friendly forestry. By 2009, we had become the first American hardwood flooring manufacturer in the industry to produce a solid domestic floor that was certified FSC.
Today, all four of Mullican’s manufacturing plants hold FSC chain-of-custody designations, and we have brought more than 30 FSC products to the market — including engineered and exotic floor selections, in addition to solid domestic selections. All of these products carry the FSC logo, which means that all entities in Mullican’s supply chain for these products, from the Appalachian forestlands where we harvest our raw material to our distributors, also hold FSC certification credentials and meet FSC standards.
Mullican’s FSC products can be used by builders and architects for LEED projects, which require 50 percent of their wood-based materials be FSC-certified. LEED certification is a rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council for assessing environmentally sustainable construction. Through this system, builders can acquire credits or points on projects if specific “green” standards are met, such as the use of FSC wood products.