• ‘Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa’ co-creating a sustainable future for people and planet

    ‘Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa’ co-creating a sustainable future for people and planet

    29.06.2022. Wood can be used for diverse purposes, with lower environmental impacts than many alternative materials. Wood used once can be reused and recycled, thereby extending its life and further reducing its material footprint.

  • ‘Sustainable Hardwood - Made in Africa’ breaks all records at Europe’s leading timber show

    ‘Sustainable Hardwood - Made in Africa’ breaks all records at Europe’s leading timber show

    14.06.2022. INTERHOLCO’s ‘Made in Africa’ breaks all records at Carrefour du Bois, Europe's number one trade fair for the wood sector. INTERHOLCO has noted an unprecedented attendance rate and a strong increase in the number of foreign visitors, including several from the United States, Africa and Asia.

  • All you need is LOBI, to write a story 1300 children in Congo love

    All you need is LOBI, to write a story 1300 children in Congo love

    31.03.2022. Easter is fast approaching and INTERHOLCO is launching its new campaign: What does it take to write a story that 1300 children in Congo love?Only one crayon: Lobi! For each Lobi purchased, the equivalent of 15 EUR will be donated to the primary school in the village of Ngombé in the Republic of Congo.

  • Anchoring cities to forests

    Anchoring cities to forests

    15.03.2022. Urban forests can transform cities into healthier places to live, not ‘just’ thanks to trees, but also through wood products for furniture and construction.

  • The future grows with wood

    The future grows with wood

    17.02.2022. One month into the new year, wood has turned into the cornerstone of future lifestyles. The ‘digital Neanderthal’ humans have as much of a tendency towards cool technology as they have a compelling desire for coziness, warm materials. In short: high-tech, high-touch – and wood is the natural choice.

  • For the love of tropical forests: INTERHOLCO at Gembloux JobDAY

    For the love of tropical forests: INTERHOLCO at Gembloux JobDAY

    14.02.2022. INTERHOLCO brought tropical forests to Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège) on the occasion of Gembloux JobDAY. Last 18 November, the not-to-be-missed event brought together more than 200 forest management students, some of whom freshly graduated in forestry, agronomy and environment, returning for the first time after the 2020 pause.

  • Lobi, the art of writing the future

    Lobi, the art of writing the future

    03.12.2021. INTERHOLCO is proud to present Lobi, the spearhead of its first collection made from FSC®* certified Sustainable Hardwood, Made in Africa according to the most demanding socio-environmental criteria. Lobi means 'tomorrow' and 'future' in the broadest sense; the name is derived from Lingala, the most widely used language in Congo Basin countries.

  • Central African Forests Forever, the book that grows like a tree, downloadable for free in English, French and Chinese

    Central African Forests Forever, the book that grows like a tree, downloadable for free in English, French and Chinese

    29.11.2021. Dutch writer Meindert Brouwer has reviewed and expanded his 'Central African Forests Forever', an all-round must-read on Congo Basin natural tropical forests. The book comprises 17 new chapters about opportunities and solutions for their conservation and sustainable use.

  • INTERHOLCO's COP26 side event

    Forests for all, forever our way forward

    09.11.2021. The Republic of the Congo has a plan: co-creating solutions together with investors and natural tropical forests, not just for COP26 but well beyond. The way forward at bird’s eye view: (1.) Carbon positive forestry is possible in the Congo Basin. (2.) Together, we should compensate Africa’s forests. (3.) Forest and climate finance should share benefits with host countries and local communities.

  • My human-kind choice: wood!

    My human-kind choice: wood!

    05.10.2021. FSC-certified (FSC® C022952) hardwood from Africa delivers so many benefits that it is quite hard to think of a comparably ‘generous’ construction or building material. In several Central African countries, forestry is already the first or second largest employment sector.

  • Certified wood, my sustainable design ally

    Certified wood, my sustainable design ally

    27.08.2021. Wood is the only building material that ensures it comes from responsibly managed sources, in this case forests.

  • Talking wood: "Our wood can tell where it’s from

    Talking wood: "Our wood can tell where it’s from"

    18.06.2021. When our wood products reach the port of delivery, their marking allows for identification of the supply, all the way to the forest of origin. This is known as, traceability.

  • Supporting customers with trust

    Supporting customers with trust

    26.05.2021. In December 2020, INTERHOLCO passed the FSC® audit, which took place in the field. 'At INTERHOLCO, we strive for honesty, integrity,'says Tom van Loon, Head of Sustainability, INTERHOLCO. 'We place utmost importance on successful long-term partnerships with our suppliers and customers.'

  • Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa, good for forest, people and planet

    Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa, good for forest, people and planet

    05.06.2021. A forest is more than a question of trees. People live in and from it, shaping their survival, identity and beliefs around it. At the same time, a forest is home to hundreds of species of animals and trees; it feeds water basins, stocks carbon and regulates rain regimes which affect far away countries.

  • The future needs wood

    The future needs wood

    03.05.2021.More than 1.000 fair trade job opportunities provide 10.000 people with the means to build their future with dignity in one of the most remote regions of the Republic of Congo. That is but one of the solutions that 'Sustainable Hardwood Made in Africa', INTERHOLCO's flagship product, delivers.

  • Objects of art on a mission: a closer look at Africa’s ‘Forest dwellers’

    Objects of art on a mission: a closer look at Africa’s ‘Forest dwellers’

    23.02.2021.According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), between 2000 and 2010, large-scale commercial agriculture (generally related to cattle ranching and the cultivation of soya bean and oil palm) accounted for 40% of tropical deforestation, and local subsistence agriculture another 33%.

  • Africa’s forest dwellers win Conversations about Climate Change competition

    Africa’s forest dwellers win Conversations about Climate Change competition

    15.02.2021. Gorillas, Bongos, Forest elephants and Chimpanzees team up with British architect Tom Wilson in ‘Forest dwellers’, one of the winners of the Conversations about Climate Change competition. Is it possible to sustainably harvest timber and natural products, contributing to ethical and sustainable economies, as well as safeguarding habitats, biodiversity and the health of the Earth? The four Forest Dwellers have been conceived to ask this very question.

  • Diverse, interdependent, together: an ALLIANCE to safeguard the future of African natural forests

    Diverse, interdependent, together: an ALLIANCE to safeguard the future of African natural forests

    15.10.2020. To relate to a forest, is to relate to a country and its inhabitants. To the people, with their culture. Their dreams and aspirations, as much as their shortcomings and concerns. Relationships never stop being a work in progress. Dealing with a forest is no exception. We can become more intelligent and wiser, and over time, more fertile, if we work with others to reinvent the way of our future.

  • INTERHOLCO's laminated scantlings: engineered to perform

    INTERHOLCO’s laminated scantlings, high-performing products to make you project proud

    INTERHOLCO SDG of the United Nations 3 INTERHOLCO SDG of the United Nations 12 E WEB Goal 17

    16.06.2020. Exterior or interior projects require a strong, stable, long-lasting material. You like wood, but do not want to harm the forest? We love forests, too!And so do our wood products. INTERHOLCO brings you finger-jointed laminated scantlings that won’t cost the Earth. Our new brochure shows how.

  • Sustainable Hardwood to celebrate forests and protect biodiversity

    Sustainable Hardwood to celebrate forests and protect biodiversity

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    20.03.2020.The United Nations proclaimed 21 March International Day of Forests and this year shines a light on Forests and Biodiversity. INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a solution to not only promote better living conditions (construction with wood), but also to reduce climate change, increase social justice and keep forests protected from permanent change to agriculture.

  • Annie Ayoko (left) cheers up a baby to whom she has just subministrated a vaccine. © T. Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal / Interholco. All rights reserved.

    The wood that keeps forest children safe

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    11.02.2020. Forests worldwide are known to be rich in stories, legends and myths; places hosting unusual turns and transformations. As the most densely wooded part of Africa, the Congo Basin forest is definitely no exception. Many of its plants and trees hold cultural and spiritual values.

  • INTERHOLCO’s production site speaks Chinese in the latest translation of Meindert Brouwer’s ‘Central African Forests Forever’

    INTERHOLCO’s production site speaks Chinese in the latest translation of Meindert Brouwer’s ‘Central African Forests Forever’

    21.10.2019. On the occasion of the international Forum: Together Towards Global Green Supply Chains, to be held in Shangai on 22 and 23 October 2019, INTERHOLCO is delighted to present Dutch writer Meindert Brouwer’s description of INTERHOLCO’s production site in Chinese.
     
  • Securing gorillas in the Congo awarded with Germany’s highest Nature Film Prize

    Securing gorillas in the Congo awarded with Germany’s highest Nature Film Prize

    08.10.2019. ‘Paradise Preserved: Congo – Protecting the Gorilla Forests’, the film which Thomas Weidenbach produced for ARTE, received Germany’s Nature Film Prize on Saturday 5 October 2019. Commissioned by tv-channel ARTE, known to air cultural programmes, the film was broadcast at the end of June.

  • #Sustainable #Hardwood #MadeinAfrica protects the forest

    #Sustainable #Hardwood #MadeinAfrica protects the forest

    13.05.2019. Forests worldwide are a public good and forestry students often wonder how far private timber companies are prepared to go, to preserve and maintain natural forests. Mr. Ulrich Grauert, INTERHOLCO’s CEO, showed students worldwide how INTERHOLCO walks the talk, during a webinar hosted by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on 16 April 2019.

  • INTERHOLCO Protecting the gorilla forest in the Republic of Congo

    Protecting the gorilla forest in the Republic of Congo

    19.06.2019. Anyone who has ever visited Cologne Zoo knows them: the western lowland gorillas, the highlight of every zoo visit. But not everyone knows where these imposing and peaceful animals live. Most occur in the impenetrable forests located in the North of the Republic of Congo. In his film ‘Congo: Protecting the Gorillas’ forest,’ filmmaker Thomas Weidenbach shows how forestry and species conservation can go hand in hand and how little the situation in the heart of Africa has to do with our ideas in Europe.
  • African voices have their say on how to keep Central African Forests Forever

    African voices have their say on how to keep Central African Forests Forever

    05.02.2019. With around 120 million people critically depending on the Congo Basin forests for their livelihood, it is baffling how the narrative on tropical forests belongs to voices from the Northern Hemisphere, mostly. With ‘Central African Forests Forever’, Dutch author Meindert Brouwer has finally bridged the gap.

  • World Gorilla Day IFO INTERHOLCO

    Gorilla-human cohabitation is key on World Gorilla Day

    24.09.2018. On 24th September the world celebrates World Gorilla Day. Next time you take one of INTERHOLCO’s wood products, look at it as the result of careful selection and sustainable practices that are key in protecting gorilla in the wild, a glorious species with whom we share 98% of our DNA.

  • Sustainable Forest Management, the ‘best land-use’ for Congo Basin’s ‘Natural Capital’

    Sustainable Forest Management, the ‘best land-use’ for Congo Basin’s ‘Natural Capital’

    27.08.2018. Agriculture, mining and conventional logging stand among the major drivers of deforestation, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,  State of the World’s Forests 2016). That is because those land-uses are often believed to have more economic allure, compared to Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). But is that really so?

  • Azobé wood by Interholco in Amersfoort (Netherlands)

    Our beautiful Azobé wood for a sustainable future

    05.12.2017. Beautiful Azobé wood from our FSC-certified forest concession freshly arrived in Amersfoort in the Netherlands: happy kids can grow up in a healthy, sustainable and secure environment.

  • Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert at the CPF Conference in FAO Rome

    Interholco urges for Action Plan to support sustainable management in tropical natural forests

    20.02.2018. Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert addressed over 300 participants in the conference ‘Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area - from Aspiration to Action’.

  • Interholco supports Fair&Precious brand

    Interholco supports ‘Fair & Precious’ brand for certified African wood companies

    14.11.2017. Green consumers, look no further: Interholco is proud to support the new ‘Fair and Precious’ brand, launched in Paris on 8 November 2017.

  • Interholco ranks 1st in ESG assessment of timber companies

    Interholco ranks 1st in ESG assessment of timber, pulp and paper companies

    10.11.2017. 'We are delighted to have done so well in SPOTT’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessment of timber, pulp and paper companies which values the engagement and efforts of our teams ,’ said Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert.

  • Interholco Sustainability Report 'Enabling Landscapes'

    Interholco launches its first Sustainability Report

    09.10.2017.Sustainable hardwood specialist Interholco presents its first Sustainability Report: the data collected and analyzed cover the years 2014 to 2016.

  • Future of Central African Forests Tropenbos Conference The Hague

    A Way Forward For The Future of Central African Forests

    31.05.2017.Over 140 participants attended a conference on The future of Central African Forest and its people in The Hague, to share lessons learned and look for a way forward together with representatives of the Dutch government, social and environmental NGOs, academia and the private sector.

  • Interholco new brochure 2017

    Natural sophistication in new Interholco brochure

    04.04.2017. What would you call the colourful butterfly on the cover of our new brochure, but ‘natural wonder’?

  • Mr Ulrich Grauert, INTERHOLCO CEO © Interholco

    Interholco will sharpen its focus

    11.01.2017.The Advisory Board of global hardwood specialist Danzer has named Ulrich Grauert as new Chief Executive Officer of Interholco.Ulrich Grauert, 51 has taken up his new functions succeeding Olof von Gagern, who retired from the company after 21 years of service.

  • View of the INTERHOLCO stand at Carrefour du Bois 2016

    Creative, constructive, convincing: wood does it better at Carrefour du bois 2016

    16.06.2016. Defying the strikes and severe flooding that hit France just as the Carrefour started, 10,000 visitors met in Nantes from 1 to 3 June. 

  • Interholco´s FSC-certified forest management in Congo

    Keeping tropical forests, bettering lives

    21.04.2016. In many countries and regions of the world, 'Mother Earth' is the expression used to reflect the interdependence between human beings, other living species and our planet.

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