27.08.2021. Wood is the only building material that ensures it comes from responsibly managed sources, in this case forests.
This is made possible by a complex system of independent audits and verifications to ensure the correct application of demanding third-party certification criteria. To date, 100% of INTERHOLCO’s own production from its forest concession in the North of Congo and 88% of INTERHOLCO’s wood sourced from external suppliers is verified to adhere to FSC principles and criteria, the most trusted forest management certification currently available.
While forestry is practiced in keeping with regulations and guidelines that consider environmental, economic and social values for a particular country, voluntary forest certification demonstrates the effectiveness of a company’s practices by having them independently assessed against a consistent set of sustainability standards.
In the Republic of Congo, where INTERHOLCO’s production site is based, scientists have observed some of the lowest deforestation rates than in any other tropical forest, around 0.052% per year.
Moreover, in 2020, according to WRI’s satellite monitoring tool, Global Forest Watch, 0% deforestation occurred in the North of the Republic of Congo, where INTERHOLCO’s production site is based.
In this way, independent, credible sources verify that SUSTAINABLE HARDWOOD MADE IN AFRICA is a sustainable, bio-based, future-proof and climate-friendly material.
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.
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Tullia Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal
INTERHOLCO AG, Neuhofstr. 25, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)41 767 03 82