Kayu Canada Inc. strives to purchase the highest quality exotic hardwoods from Indonesian, Malaysia, and Brazil. When we purchase our hardwood we are extremely mindful for the local forest management practices and the sustainable forest methods applied.
We take pride in importing only the best Balau, Meranti, Bangkirai, IPE, and Cumaru products. This ensures that our hardwoods are sustainably managed and legally harvested. So you have only best quality of exterior or interior hardwoods available.
Working hand in hand with our suppliers our key responsibility is to ensure the protection of their complex ecosystem while providing a continued product flow. Natural regeneration is a major factor in the continued growth of Indonesian and Malaysian rainforests. They are constantly finding innovative ways to monitor and protect their rainforests.
There are numerous organizations associated to help provide the highest standards in forest management and sustainable forest practice guidelines.
All our Meranti hardwood purchased is 100% certified Malaysian hardwood, which is certified by and international program for sustainable management.
Forest Management Institutes
ITTO: International Tropical Timber Organization
ITTO helps set guidelines for sustainable forest management of tropical forests, and also helps protect them against illegal logging.
NFP: National Forest Policy
NFP develops programs for forest growth and regeneration.
FIRM: The Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
FIRM works to improve silviculture methods, harvesting techniques, and product quality control.
MTCC: Malaysian Timber Certification Council
MTCC helps prevent illegal logging and helps improve the monitoring of Malaysian forests.
Indonesian Legal Wood
SVLK is assures, our suppliers, and our customers that all of our wood products that are sourced from Indonesia are products from legally harvested wood.
Sucofindo Timber Legality – SICS
SICS helps build a public confidence that the wood supplied is provided by legal sources and meets regulatory requirements.
FSC® – Forest Stewardship Council® Certified
FSC® is an international non-profit organisation that helps promote responsible management of the earth’s forests.
All of our hardwoods are harvested from managed forest independently certified by the MTCC under Forest Management Certification # FMC 001 and 006. Our Meranti hardwood is also sawn, manufactured, packaged, and exported under MTCC Chain of Custody Certifications # COC 043, 044, 045
Kayu Canada is 100% committed to sustainable forest management and strives to ensure that the earth's forests remain healthy now and for generations to come.