Lumber Liquidators is committed to working with environmental groups who share our overriding objective of responsible and sustainable forestry. It’s why we encourage nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to contact us to learn more about our current sustainability actions and initiatives and, in the spirit of continuous improvement, offer their perspective on ways to strengthen and improve our policies and procedures.
As part of this commitment, Lumber Liquidators engages third-party industry experts to review our processes and assist us with audits of international suppliers. We also seek the views of leading environmental NGOs – such as our dialogue with Greenpeace, which was recently referenced in the media.
We’d like to take this opportunity to clarify our remarks and note that in no way did we intend to indicate that Greenpeace had endorsed Lumber Liquidators’ sustainability policies and practices. Our team at Lumber Liquidators has found our exchange of information with Greenpeace to be highly valuable. We have appreciated learning more about Greenpeace’s concerns about the government-sponsored timber control system in certain markets from which the industry sources product, and having an opportunity to inform their organization about Lumber Liquidators own policies related to protecting the environment.
Our goal at Lumber Liquidators is continuous improvement when it comes to sustainability. To do this, we will continue to seek third party perspective to find better and more impactful methods of validating our own procedures and those of our suppliers – and we look forward to ongoing dialogue with all experts in this critically important arena.