Lacey Act Information
Posted on Jun 30th 2016 Posted by Meredith — Comments ↓
Here at Floors To Your Home, we believe in openness and honesty about who we are, what we do, and what we sell.
As global citizens, it’s our responsibility to take an active interest in preserving our natural resources. That’s why we only purchase and sell hardwood that meets the high standards set out by the Lacey Act of 1900, a landmark piece of environmental legislation that has been amended over the past 100 years to reflect the changing times.
Under this law, it is “unlawful to import, export, sell, acquire, or purchase fish, wildlife or plants that are taken, possessed, transported, or sold: 1) in violation of U.S. or Indian law, or 2) in interstate or foreign commerce involving any fish, wildlife, or plants taken possessed or sold in violation of State or foreign law.”
The vast majority of our hardwood flooring is grown and manufactured right here in the United States and rigorously conforms to the Lacey Act. The small percentage of our hardwood that originates in China comes from non-endangered, non-threatened birch trees, also adheres to these specifications, and is viewed through the same eyes as its American counterparts.
In relationships, transparency builds trust. It’s much easier to have faith in a spouse or a business partner when presented with a clear, unobstructed view of what goes on behind the scenes. No hidden agenda, no shady dealings, no nonsense. In today’s high spin, high speed world, it might be a cliché to say it’s up to all of us to do our part for conservation. Cliché or not, those words are more important than ever. At Floors To Your Home, we’re proud to do our part to preserve our planet for generations to come.