Beyond its remarkable natural qualities, which make it an outstanding material in terms of production, use and recycling, tropical timber from sustainably managed forests meets the major challenges of our time.
Indeed, certified forest management makes it possible to preserve and add value to natural forests.
Managers respect biodiversity, harvest less than the natural increase in trees and implement anti-poaching programmes whose results are often superior to those of national parks.
They develop services dedicated to indigenous populations in terms of health, education and housing.
They favour the processing of timber to create jobs and thus curb economic emigration.
The forestry sector is the second largest employer in the Congo Basin countries.
Buying FSC or PEFC-PAFC certified tropical timber is not a threat to the environment - to the contrary, it is the best way to preserve forests and prevent their conversion into plantations or agricultural lands.
Become a partner of the Fair&Precious brand and do not hesitate to require certified timber in the context of your public procurement.
"The Fair&Precious programme to promote sustainable management within tropical forests is supported by the German Cooperation with COMIFAC (KfW - BMZ Fund) and the French Development Agency (PRCC)."