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22.08.2022. Every week, the equivalent of all the buildings in Paris are built, globally and the pace is increasing. FSC has released a call to action for the construction sector: https://youtu.be/ROpmNhRviL0 and INTERHOLCO is proud to be featured in FSC’s video.

The global construction outlook forecasted to grow 85% by 2030, with construction currently generating almost 40% of all CO2 emissions worldwide. This has significant consequences on climate change. Fortunately, the industry has an opportunity to improve this outlook by adopting sustainable practices.

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Photo still drawn from FSC’s video: https://youtu.be/ROpmNhRviL0

 

Timber can play a crucial role in sustainability efforts, if sourced responsibly. It’s beautiful, versatile and high performing, whilst using 24 times less energy to produce than steel. And with recent innovations such as Cross Laminated Timber, wood is more useful than ever before. Experts agree that using timber is key to achieving net zero commitments and making construction more sustainable.

However, simply choosing wood is not enough. Poorly sourced timber can destroy ecosystems, which, in turn, worsens the climate crisis.

Architects, designers and others in the construction field must choose responsibly sourced timber to truly make a difference. FSC is the most rigorous and trusted forest certification, proven to prevent deforestation and support the ecosystems and people who rely on forests. In FSC-certified forests, trees are harvested sustainably.

 

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Photo still drawn from FSC’s video: https://youtu.be/ROpmNhRviL0

 

Take this tropical forest from Interholco as an example: only 1 tree is harvested on average from the equivalent of 2 football pitches every 30 years, allowing it to thrive as a biodiverse carbon storehouse.

FSC also offers project certification which verifies that the wood in a building project comes from responsible sources. FSC project certification is available for new builds, refurbishments, civil engineering projects and even events, such as exhibitions and festivals.

Architects can also leverage the FSC lesser-known timber species library to choose less demanded species and thereby relieve pressure on the most popular hardwood species. The construction industry can really make a genuine impact on the climate crisis by specifying FSC certified timber and leveraging FSC project certification.

Choose FSC today to advance sustainably sourced timber.

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About INTERHOLCO
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.
 

Communications contact INTERHOLCO

Tullia Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal
INTERHOLCO AG, Neuhofstr. 25, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)41 767 03 82
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Sustainability report 2022

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