Public complaints, disputes and grievances are addressed and resolved.
The hardwood industry takes seriously substantiated complaints and grievances raised by outside parties and works with stakeholders to resolve problems.
Workers have opportunities to file complaints about safety and health and can request OSHA to inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards.
Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment: Section 3: The U.S. hardwood sector has not been specifically targeted by environmental campaigns and the FIA data show favorable sustainability conditions overall regarding U.S. hardwood supply.
Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment: Section 6: The data indicate that non-payment of tax liabilities in the United States is the exception rather than the rule.
Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment: Section 7: In the United States, federal environmental legislation contributes to sustainable forestry practices throughout the hardwood region. All forest owners in the United States are subject to a myriad of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances affecting the manner in which forestry is practiced. Federal laws impose severe penalties on violators.
Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment Finding 6: The data indicate that non-payment of tax liabilities in the United States is the exception rather than the rule.
Seneca Creek 2017 Assessment Finding 34: The most visible national conflicts involving forests in the United States are on how federal forests should be managed, and on whether timber harvesting in the U.S. South (on private lands) is problematic from a forest sustainability standpoint. Bottomland hardwoods or wetlands are also of environmental and conservation concern. As detailed environmental groups in the U.S. South involves industrial wood pellet production and export, not hardwood lumber, plywood, and veneer. [Section 3,4]