CARB Compliance

CARB Certified for Quality Assurance

It is part of the Johnson Hardwood manufacturing process to carefully craft and comply with the most stringent wood manufacturing regulations imposed in the United States. The most stringent standard being CARB compliant according to the California Environmental Protection Agency. CARB refers to the California Air Resources Board as governed by the California Environmental Protection Agency. CARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollution. Since January 1, 2009, manufacturers of wood products are required to prove their products meet the established Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) that sets upper limits on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in California, and is the most stringent due to the emission caps where other standards are based on averages. To be compliant, Johnson Hardwood is required to provide documentation of compliance and label products accordingly. CARB II, effective January 1, 2011, has defined guidelines for the entire production process that includes the manufacturer, distributor and fabricator of wood products. 

For more information, please visit the California Air Resource Board's website.