Connor Sports Celebrates 20 Years as an FSC Certified Company

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Connor Sports believes in protecting the planet for the next generation of athletes. That’s why Connor Sports takes steps to create environmentally friendly products that help protect the forests needed for the wellbeing of the planet.

Twenty years ago, Connor Sports became the first MFMA member to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This partnership with the FSC means we’ve spent the last two-decades engaging in business practices that preserve forests.

What is the FSC?

The FSC is an international non-profit organization that aims to meet current needs for forest products without compromising the health of the world’s forests. This is done by promoting environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.

With forests covering 30% of global land area and housing 70% of terrestrial animals and plants the need to protect our forests and harvest wood in an environmentally friendly way is more important than ever. That is why the FSC is taking steps to protect the natural habitat of animals and source of many of human needs.

Why did Connor Sports become FSC Certified?

As an environmentally conscious company, Connor Sports believes we need to ensure that our use of lumber doesn’t negatively impact the environment. Being FSC certified guarantees we aren’t having a harmful impact on the environment by using wood from forests as our primary material. This is done by having FSC certify the forests, loggers, sawmills, etc that Connor Sports uses to make its products. FSC certification ensures Connor Sports is building state of the are sports surfaces in a sustainable manner that prevents deforestation, while improving the natural habitat for all the species of plants and animals that call the forest home.

Why this matters to Connor Sports customers.  

People and animals depend on forests to live. Worldwide, 1.6 billion people rely on forests for their livelihoods, including food, clothing, or shelter. Forests are home to nearly half of the world's species, including some of the most endangered birds and mammals.

Every time you step onto a basketball court you should do so knowing the company you purchased the court from is harvesting wood in a sustainable manner that ensures generations to come will have access to the necessary resources forests provide. 

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