Using veneer instead of solid wood contributes to a better use of raw material as thousand of square meters of wood surface might be produced with just a single tree. In fact veneering is a technique was developed by ancient Egyptians in order to take advantage of rare and highly valuated species. The use of wood veneer in combination with MDF or chipboards reduces consume of natural resources as it takes advantage of 100% of the tree raw material and produces no waste.
Even if veneered wood is the most sustainable way to use wood, certain species should be protected despite of being threatened. Also felling trees is an activity that demands responsibility and involves the final consumer who should be aware of the long term consequences of his choice. Despite of this, Channel veneers informs for every product in relation to the following standards: CITES, FSC, IUCN and PEFC.
CITES: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.