NWFA supports the wood flooring industry by partnering with organizations that also promote hardwood products and responsible forestry initiatives.
The Hardwood Federation coordinates industry policy positions to ensure a unified voice on legislation impacting hardwood businesses. The HF acts as the industry’s advocacy voice on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
The Hardwood Federation PAC (Political Action Committee) offers a direct means to participate in shaping sound public policy and voicing views on issues related to the industry. The HFPAC also maximizes our ability as an industry to educate lawmakers in Washington on workable solutions to the problems we face everyday. Learn more about the HFPAC.
The American Hardwoods promotional campaign was developed to give the hardwood industry a unified identity and to elevate American Hardwoods as the building and remodeling material of choice.
CCA Global Partners cooperates with the NWFA to educate their members on what to look for with wood flooring insurance claims.
NWFA supports the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) through its Responsible Procurement Program (RPP). The RPP is a joint initiative among leading environmental groups and industry manufacturers committed to producing and promoting wood floors that come only from environmentally and socially responsible sources, improving forest sustainability for future generations.
Through a Memo of Understanding, the two organizations have created a partnership to increase the supply of FSC-certified wood and to understand that supply as it relates to RPP participants, providing for a benchmarking process that retains its integrity. To this end, NWFA has created the FSC Procurement Group, an initiative led by NWFA member companies (but open to participants in other industries), with the goal of pooling industry purchasing power to make FSC certification more attractive to small, private landowners across the hardwood region. Learn more about FSC-US.
The Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) is the World Wildlife Fund's initiative to drive responsible forestry in key regions such as the Amazon, Southeast Asia, Congo Basin, China, Russian Far East, as well as North American forests.
GFTN and NWFA have a Memo of Understanding that provides GFTN's technical assistance to NWFA members who wish to gain greater visibility into their supply chains through methods such as closer supplier engagement, sourcing from GFTN producer companies, implementing robust due care practices for legality, sourcing FSC-certified wood, and utilizing lesser-known species that can take pressure off of rare species that are at risk of overharvesting. Learn more about GFTN.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) and NWFA have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that outlines a working relationship of cooperation between the two organizations. The MoU encourages members of both organizations to work cooperatively on wood flooring issues, certifications, standards, public awareness and education efforts related to the cleaning and restoration of wood floors. Learn more about IICRC.
The NWFA is a member of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW). NWFA membership allows our distributor members to have a lobbying and legislative influence in Washington D.C. In addition, the NAW provides member pricing to NWFA distributors, access to networking and business education opportunities. Learn more about NAW.
The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors and NWFA have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that identifies synergies to better serve the flooring distributor community. This MoU also provides for the exchange of discounted registration fees for each organization's annual meeting: NWFA members receive NAFCD member pricing to attend the NAFCD Annual Meeting; NAFCD members receive NWFA member pricing for the NWFA Wood Flooring Expo. The organizations also provide opportunities to provide education and/or exhibit at each event. Learn more about NAFCD.
The Small Business Legislative Council is an independent, permanent coalition of trade and professional associations that share a common concern for the future of small business. The purpose of SBLC is twofold: to consolidate the strength and maximize the influence of business on legislative and Federal policy issues of importance to the entire small business community; and secondly, to disseminate information on the impact of public policy on small business. Learn more about the Small Business Legislative Council.