Martin Guitar is committed to corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. To support this commitment, Martin chose the Rainforest Alliance as their certifying body to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody certification. Being FSC® certified indicates that Martin complies with one of the highest social and environmental standards on the market. By offering products that are FSC® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Martin supports responsible management of the world's forests. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) label coupled with the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal on selected guitars lets consumers know that the wood used comes from forests that have met rigorous standards for protecting forestlands, communities and wildlife.
The Rainforest Alliance, which helped to establish the FSC® in 1993, today works in over 70 countries to promote strong forests and healthy communities. In 2009 Martin was one of the first acoustic guitar manufacturers in the industry to produce a guitar model comprised entirely of FSC® certified woods. The D Mahogany included a genuine mahogany neck, back and sides, an Alpine spruce soundboard and katalox fingerboard and bridge.
Martin Guitar is audited annually by the Rainforest Alliance regarding FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification compliance. Many coworkers across all functional areas are involved in maintaining our FSC® compliance.