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.
FSC, the Forest Stewardship Council, seeks to develop an environmentally appropriate forest management avoiding harvest of timber and contributing to biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes. FSC forest management means that forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resource, the ecosystem, or affected communities.