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Forest Stewardship Council®

Both green building standards and environmentally conscious customer require independent third party assurance that fabricators use wood harvested from responsibly managed forests. Great Northern Lumber was the first Chicago based manufacturer to secure a FSC® chain-of-custody certificate through SGS in 2010.

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international organization that promotes responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.

Chain-of Custody (CoC) Certification sets guidelines for this industry, in buying, storing, remanufacturing, and selling FSC® certified products ensuring their credibility.

LEED Credits

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Many Great Northern Lumber plywood products can earn credits on LEED-certified projects. Please contact Jake Moore at 800 288-2202 or email [email protected] for more information.

Green Products

Great Northern Lumber is one of North America’s single largest distributors of “Green” plywood products. From construction wood products to value added decorative hardwood and melamine panels, we have the right green products for the job. All our green plywood products are Made-In-America from the finest raw materials available in the market.


Products: FSC® Certified OSB is a hardwood based engineered wood panel that contains no added Urea Formaldehyde and uses 100% FSC® Certified fiber. FSC_Logo_Green_small

Features and Benefits

  • Multiple LEED Credits
  • Contains 100% FSC® Certified Fiber
  • Moisture Resistant
  • Allows for great machinability & cutting
  • Provides superior dimensional stability
  • Either a “skip or fully sanded” surface


  • Thicknesses: 1/4” to 1-1/8”
  • Panel Size: 48”X96” and 48”X144”



Product: Fir or Southern Yellow Pine sanded panel that contains no added urea formaldehyde and is FSC® certified. Produced under performance standard PS-1. FSC_Logo_Green_small

Features and Benefits

  • Contributes to multiple LEED credits
  • FSC® Mix credit
  • Allows for great machinability
  • Multi-grade plywood available
  • User-friendly
  • Available FSC® certified


  • Thicknesses: 1/4”, 1/2″, 5/8”, 3/4″, 1”, and 1-1/8”
  • Width: 48”
  • Lengths: 96”

Contact Jake Moore for non-standard inquires


FSC® Concrete Form

Product: FSC® Certified Concrete Form includes three separate panels for concrete forming: 1) BBOES, 2) MDO and 3) HDO. Certified under GNL Chain of Custody No. SGS-COC-000165. FSC_Logo_Green_small

Features and Benefits

  • Multiple LEED Credits
  • FSC® Mix Credit
  • Multiple Grades: BBOES, MDO and HDO
  • Multiple Pours: Depending on grade
  • Resists warping
  • Urea Formaldehyde free


  • Thickness: 5/8” and 3/4”
  • Panel Size: 48”x96”