The project

Do you know where it comes from? We do, as Listone Giordano is directly involved in promoting sustainable forestry, monitoring the supply chain and selecting the raw materials at source.
This is the reason behind the Company’s presence, for over 50 years, for wood from the Burgundy region of France, as the area has a century-old tradition in sustainable forestry management.  

Zero impact inexhaustible resource

Wood is a special material, projected by Nature and moulded by time, with the wise mastery and the patient dedication, basis of every masterpiece. A material built respectfully by nature. Unlike other natural raw materials wood is a practically an inexhaustible resource as it’s nourished only by solar energy and rain falls. Wood lifecycle is very slow, but absolutely ecological and renewable, if conducted according to a sustainable forestry management. A Forest cultivated, just like an agricultural soil, gives not only better products but also a significant social contribution.

Managed woods, with a controlled lifecycle that encourage wood usage and its regeneration, represent a systems not only capable of oxygen production but most of all of carbon dioxide retaining and reduction even more efficiently then the ones grown wild.

A forest managed by putting into practice good forestry rules, while growing, not only continuously produces material of unique characteristics as beauty and performance, but also performs an extraordinary role in preserving atmosphere quality, hydro geological regulation and environmental conservation.

Wood usage, if applied following forestry regulations, unlike what happens for quarries or other natural resources, does not produce any environmental wound hence this is a zero impact activity.

  • The Benefits of using wood

    Man and wood have always intertwined a special relationship, in art history, construction, human inventions. In ancient languages wood was synonymous with “matter”. Today more than ever this relationship is reaching out to the future. The use of wood managed in a sustainable way, allows forest growth and amplifies the environmentally beneficial effects of the wood, therefore providing a better future to the planet. Every tree is cut at the peak of its life cycle and is substituted by a younger specimen type which, while growing, will absorb more carbon dioxide than its older predecessor. Listone Giordano hardwood floor works in favor of the environment even after having been installed in the home. It improves thermal efficiency, balance environmental humidity, inhibits electrostatic charges accumulation and, as its adhesives and varnishes are non toxic and its emissions solvents free, creating natural conditions for a healthy living.

  • LISTONE GIORDANO E LA FILIERA SOSTENIBILE. LG AND THE SUSTAINABLE CHAIN OF CUSTODY.

    Listone Giordano’s plants are located in the earth of Umbria surrounded by vineyards, hills and nature as they have been created to perfectly fit with the surroundings. Respecting the atmosphere, the soil, protect water clarity and the landscape, consuming less energy and recycling.

    Here in the earth of Umbria wood floors and wines, renowned all over the world, born just few steps away one from the other, are synonyms with genius and excellence that so well distinguish “made in Italy” products.

    We don’t need to ask ourselves which is the right way go. The only way is the respect of man for the environment.

  • FRANCE: FORESTRYMANAGEMENT SCHOOL

    France boasts international reputation as the “model” country for sustainable and renewable forestry management, that preserves enormous forestry resources of 16 million hectares, more than one third of the entire surface. Every tree is numbered, cultivated, hacked up, hence systematically replaced with a new one respecting ancient regulations.

    A meaningful figure that accounts for more than hundred words: a correct and responsible handing down from a generation to the next of this heritage, a gaze at the future and a strict observation of the rules, over the past century the French forest has doubled in surface and tripled the amount of volume of raw material.

  • PIEGARO: THE ITALIAN CERTIFID FOREST

    Listone Giordano implemented in Città della Pieve Umbria, the green heart of Italy, the most important Italian re-implantation of broadleaf forest by planting 25.000 new Oak plants.

    The project that spreads out on more than 150 acres, obtained, first in Italy, the international FSC ® and PEFC ™. certification that guarantees a forestry management that strictly follows the most up-dated criteria of eco and social sustainability inspired by the millenary French tradition.

  • LISTONE GIORDANO BIOSPHERA. A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

    Biosphera is a marking system based upon Listone Giordano's green procurement policy which fulfils the need to provide the end-consumer with a brief, clear and useful piece of information regarding the source of the raw materials used in the manufacturing process. This focuses uniquely on the safeguard of the forests with regards to the specific characteristics of multilayer wood flooring. Therefore it is not meant to replace the international certification protocols of broad diffusion, which usually refer to wider fields of interest and application. Listone Giordano, through this protocol, aims at promoting the culture of environmental responsibility and the purchase of certified wood species.

  • FSC ® CERTIFICATION

    The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is the international certification of the chain of custody which identifies those products containing wood originating from forests who have been managed in a correct and responsible way, according to strict environmental, social and economical standards.

    Listone Giordano promotes the purchasing of wood floors manufactured with raw materials from eco-friendly forestry management and a system of traceability. We make our customers aware of purchasing certified wood species.  

  • PEFC ™ CERTIFICATION

    PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is the international certification for the chain of custody ensuring the sourcing of raw materials from eco-sustainable managed forests.

    Listone Giordano promotes the purchasing of wood floors manufactured with raw materials from eco-friendly forestry management and a system of traceability. We make our customers aware of purchasing certified wood species.  

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