08.02.2021. With New Year just weeks away, many are drumming up inspiration to let what matters come to the forefront. What are we most proud of? INTERHOLCO's performance in 2020, ranked number 1 in the world by SPOTT in the field of tropical forestry. However, the task remains still very big.
Not all of our objectives have been achieved, but we are learning, which allows us to progress and evolve.
At INTERHOLCO, be it in Switzerland or in the Republic of Congo, this is a perfect moment to remind ourselves:
Our criteria for action?
Quantifiable goals that are measured by independent third parties.
Innovative projects and partnerships.
To offer our customers a supply of 100% sustainable timber. To create a supply chain that has minimal impacts on the forest, with positive carbon footprint and reduced poverty.
With the support of our customers and partners, we are making an impact on the ground and driving change in the sustainable and certified African timber industry and value chain.
As various sources remind us, it is high time to base our economic systems on a system of social, ecological and economic ALLIANCES.
According to Ulrich GRAUERT, CEO INTERHOLCO: ’We need a true ALLIANCE CULTURE that links all the relevant actors: our employees and their families, customers and suppliers, civil society and the local population, companies/private actors, investors, States and politicians, the financial sector, scientists, NGOs and finally the private consumer who makes the decision to purchase sustainable and certified TIMBER materials.’
INTERHOLCO has entered into this ALLIANCE with the forests of the Congo Basin by complying with the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact focusing on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The economic success that puts the human being at the heart of the action is then transformed into a positive force for change.
Find out more: https://bit.ly/IHC-ALLIANCE
INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a responsible solution to promote better living conditions (construction with wood), reduce climate change, and increase social justice. As FSC-certified producer specialized in producing and trading logs, sawn timber, glued laminated scantlings and other products, INTERHOLCO manages the entire chain, from forest to customers since 1962. Harvesting wood selectively, INTERHOLCO protects 1.1 million hectares of natural forest from permanent conversion to agricultural land, giving 16’000 local inhabitants access to quality basic services and keeping the habitat of thousands of gorillas and elephants.
Tullia Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal
INTERHOLCO AG, Schutzengelstr. 36, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)41 767 03 82