Greenpeace Ends Blockade at Lumber Liquidators
Toano, VA, May 27, 2014 -- Greenpeace activists ended a blockade at Lumber Liquidators’ headquarters after Greenpeace forest campaigner Daniel Brindis spoke with company executives for over two hours.
The organization said previously that Lumber Liquidators couldn't be sure that it wasn't importing illegally harvested wood from South America.
“The activists succeeded in showing Lumber Liquidators’ and its shareholders that they need to take a hard look at the company’s supply chain," Brindis said.
"I spoke with company executives in-depth about the problem of predatory logging and how it is threatening the vital ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest and the people that call it home.
“Greenpeace will be watching closely to see what steps the company takes in coming weeks to ensure that its wood is legally and responsibly logged, and if Lumber Liquidators implements a new global sustainability policy with real criteria.”
The firm has also faced scrutiny elsewhere for potentially importing illegally harvested wood from Russia.