FSC® is globally recognized as the best and most stringent responsible forestry certification system in the wood industry. FSC®-certification is also available for bamboo. As pioneer in the bamboo industry, MOSO is able to provide bamboo products with an FSC®-certification.

Find our certificate on the FSC® certification platform

Indoor emissions

For a healthy indoor climate it is important that products used indoors have very low emissions and comply with the official European E1 norm (EN 717-1). All MOSO® products meet this standard, while several MOSO® products even comply with E0, the strictest (unofficial) emission class available. Furthermore, all MOSO® bamboo floors have been rated A and A+ in France with respect to emissions of volatile organic compounds: the best classification possible!


The leading green building certification programs worldwide. Application of MOSO® bamboo products can contribute to various credits for LEED and BREEAM.

  • Contribution LEED BD+C – v4: SS 7, MR1, MR2, EQ2, MR3 (FSC®)
    v2009: MR 6, MR 7 (FSC®), IEQ4.3, IEQ 4.4 (if requested as E0)
  • Contribution BREEAM: HEA 2, MAT 1, MAT 3 (FSC®), MAT 5 (HD)

Email our Sustainability Manager for more information: [email protected]


Carbon footprint

MOSO® commissioned Delft University of Technology to execute an official LCA and carbon footprint study in 2015. The report, available on request, concluded that all assessed MOSO® products (all solid bamboo flooring, decking, panels and veneer) are CO2 neutral or better during the product lifespan. Third party verified type III EPD’s are also available for most MOSO® Bamboo Products.

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CO2 neutral bamboo products

Fire safety flooring

According to EN 13501-1 the fire safety of flooring products can be classified ranging from A1fl (non combustible) to Ffl (highly combustible). In order to comply with CE marking all MOSO® floors were tested on fire safety providing a satisfactory result ranging from Bfl to Dfl. MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products even reach Bfl-class following EN 13501-1.

Fire safety wall/ceiling

According to EN 13501-1 the fire safety of materials for wall/ceiling applications can be classified ranging from A1 (non combustible) to F (highly combustible). MOSO® High Density® materials are tested on fire safety providing a satisfactory result B-s1-d0 for 18 mm and thicker. This result was achieved without impregnation which is impossible with any other wood.

"MOSO® has made large investments to test and show, in collaboration with well-known testing institutes, that there are no more limitations to apply industrial bamboo on a large scale."

Arjan van der Vegte, Research and Development Manager at MOSO International BV

Durability class

European Standard EN 350 gives guidance on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood/bamboo against biological wood-destroying fungi. The natural durability of wood/bamboo can be classified ranging from 1 (very durable) to 5 (not durable). As given in EN 350 standard there are two laboratory methods for determining the durability; CEN/TS 15083-2 for the application of products in direct ground contact; and CEN/TS 15083-1 for the application of products without ground contact.

In both tests MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products reach the highest durability class (class 1, very durable), which means the product can be used in applications in direct or without ground contact.

Durable bamboo decking

Use class

European standard EN 335 defines five use classes which represent different service situations to which wood/bamboo products can be exposed. EN 335 gives information about the presence of biological fungi in the different use classes ranging from 5 (most heavy-duty situation, permanently in salt water) to class 1 (lightest use situation, interior dry).

MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® products reach the highest durability class 1 following CEN/TS 15083-2 and CEN/TS 15083-1. This means that the thermally treated and compressed bamboo products can be applied in situations up to use class 4 (exterior in ground contact).

Bamboo Use Class 4 EN 335

Quality according to European standard

MOSO® has taken the lead in the development of a quality standard for bamboo flooring. According to this standard, EN17009, requirements are defined related to safety, health, quality and environmental impact of a product. It goes without saying that MOSO® bamboo floors meet these requirements. With a Declaration of Performance (DoP) MOSO® indicates for each floor how the requirements are met.

EN 17009 bamboo flooring

DIBt General Building Inspectorate Approval

MOSO Bamboo N-finity is the first bamboo material that is certified with an Approval for structural applications by the German Institute for Construction technique (DIBt). With the technical characteristics mentioned in the Approval, the Bamboo N-finity beams can be installed as structural or non-structural elements in buildings that are described in the document.

More about certified bamboo for construction

Want to know more?

We can help you find the bamboo product that has the right certification for your project, or supply you with certificates or test documentation upon request. Make sure you get in touch with one of our MOSO® Bamboo experts if you have any questions.

Arjan van der Vegte 
Research & Development Manager MOSO International B.V., the Netherlands

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