Certifications & Standards
We take pride in providing American-made, certified products that meet the highest industry standards.
All four of Mullican’s manufacturing plants hold Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C003233) chain-of-custody designations, and Mullican
was the first American hardwood flooring manufacturer in the industry to produce an FSC®-certified, solid domestic floor.
FSC® is the world’s oldest and most respected organization devoted to environmentally friendly forestry, and we have brought more than 30 FSC®-certified products to the market—including engineered and exotic floor selections. All these products carry the FSC® logo, which means that all entities in Mullican’s supply chain, from the Appalachian forests where we harvest our raw material to our distributors, also hold FSC® certification credentials and meet FSC® standards.
Mullican’s FSC®-certified products can be used by builders and architects for LEED projects, which require 50 percent of their wood-based materials to be FSC®-certified. LEED certification is a rating system established by the U.S. Green Building Council for assessing environmentally sustainable construction. Through this system, builders can acquire credits or points on projects if specific “green” standards are met, such as the use of FSC®-certified wood products.
For more information on the FSC® and the certification process, visit www.fsc.org or www.usgbc.org.
Mullican Flooring FSC Certificate
In 2018, the U.S. Forest Service released data for the Appalachian Mountains—the source of Mullican’s raw timber—which indicates that an average of 2.45 new trees were growing for every
one that dies or is harvested.
As a result, Mullican Flooring has earned the right to place an Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AHMI) verified sustainable logo on all of our prefinished domestic products. Notably, Mullican was the industry’s first domestic hardwood producer to promote AHMI Verified Sustainable Appalachian timber.
For more information on the AHMI Verified Sustainable program, visit appalachianhardwood.org.
Mullican Flooring AHMI Verified Sustainable Certificate
Mullican Flooring’s engineered and solid products are California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliant. CARB standards cap hardwood plywood’s formaldehyde emissions at 0.05 parts per million
Mullican Flooring CARB Phase 2 Certificate
Mullican Flooring is approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to be an ultra-low-emitting formaldehyde resin (ULEF) manufacturer of composite wood products destined for sale, supply or use in California.
Mullican Flooring ULEF Certificate
As an industry leader, we partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to develop the Responsible Procurement Program (RPP) for hardwoods.
Mullican Flooring and the NWFA recognize the need to verify that a flooring product is produced with care and concern for the environment. The RPP has helped to provide this assurance by introducing the “U.S. Renewing Forests” label into the marketplace.
This label delivers a clear, two-fold message: 1) Hardwood growth exceeds loss and removal from our hardwood forests at the state level, based upon U.S. Forest Service data; and 2) Timber, logs and wood were not harvested from controversial sources, such as illegally logged or highly valued conservation areas, to produce this product.
The U.S. Renewing Forests label encourages sustainable and ethical procurement of lumber in the hardwood flooring industry.
Mullican Flooring Responsible Procurement Policy Certificate
Mullican Flooring Responsible Procurement Policy
FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments. Developed by SCS with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), a leading industry trade association of flooring manufacturers and suppliers, it qualifies for many green building schemes including
LEED v4, WELL,
BREEAM, and CHPS.
All of our prefinished products meet the FloorScore® certification.
Solid Hardwood FloorScore® Certificate
Engineered Hardwood FloorScore® Certificate
Mullican Flooring fully supports the 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act,
which controls the illegal importation of harvested timber into the United States. Any wood that has been harvested or transported in violation of a law or regulation of the country in which it was
sourced is considered to be illegal timber. U.S.-based buyers of foreign wood can be prosecuted even if they have no knowledge that their timber was illegally sourced, and anyone who
knowingly violates the Lacey Act can face a prison term up to 5 years or a fine up to $250,000 for each violation.
Achieving certifications through such organizations as the Forest Stewardship Council® or Responsible Procurement Program of the National Wood Flooring Association is one way flooring manufacturers can safeguard their companies against inadvertent violations. Mullican holds certifications from both organizations.
Mullican Flooring is dedicated to creating the highest-quality hardwood flooring in the world through environmentally and ethically sound manufacturing practices. We strongly support the elimination
of all forms of forced and compulsory labor, illegal timber harvesting, and unsafe manufacturing practices.
Mullican Flooring and its employees are expected to follow all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in effect in the countries and jurisdictions in which the company does business. In addition, employees are to conduct business in an ethical manner. The company requires its suppliers, vendors, and contractors to do the same.
Mullican Flooring audits all suppliers along every point of the supply chain to verify full legal and ethical compliance. Mullican conducts random inspections to verify that factory working conditions meet all labor law requirements, protect worker health and safety, prevent the use of child labor, and guard against human trafficking.
Every batch of new products is thoroughly tested to guarantee that all health, safety, and quality standards are met. Mullican Flooring values the health of every worker, every customer, and every forest, continually working to improve best manufacturing and forestry practices.
Mullican Flooring encourages its suppliers to carry the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which, among other standards, requires adherence to the protection of workers’ rights and welfare and to sustainable forestry practices. PEFC also requires certified members to recognize the principle of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC), the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, and ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.
Mullican Flooring routinely evaluates ways it can improve its business operations, including methods for responsibly auditing its supply chain. Inquiries regarding Mullican Flooring’s supply chain management may be addressed to our Marketing Department at email@example.com.
Covid-19 Procedures and Requirements
August 11, 2022 Updates
- Employees are required to quarantine at least five days after testing positive for the coronavirus and use a high-quality mask for an additional five days when they return to work.
- If employees have a known exposure, they should use a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested for Covid on the 5th day after exposure.
- We encourage employees to be up to date with their vaccines, offering free seasonal flu shots at our plants.
- For employees with weakened immune systems or severe courses of illness, we recommend seeking the advice of a primary care physician.
- We have asked all employees to regularly wash their hands with soap and water. We have hands-free faucets and no-touch paper towel dispensers/dryers in most areas.
- All employees know that they should monitor any Covid symptoms and should not come to work if sick, whether with Covid or another contagious illness.
- We maintain a log of anyone with symptoms and require that employees have not had a fever for over 48 hours without the aid of temperature-lowering medicines before they return to work.
- We ask any employees that test positive if they will consent to having their diagnosis shared with employees in their work area. If they consent, we inform their coworkers who came into direct contact with them while contagious. If they do not consent, we report the case as anonymous and still inform close contacts.
- We have distributed masks to all employees and placed hand sanitizer stations throughout the plant and offices.