The Forest & The Sawmill
The certified concession is located in Itacoatiara, 250 kilometers east of Manaus in Brazil. Since 1996, sustainable forestry has been practiced here on almost 500 hectares of forest. The sawmill is in the immediate vicinity.
In the concession, the average harvest is 12m3 per hectare per year in a harvest cycle of 35 years using gentle methods. This corresponds to a harvest of two to three trees per hectare per year. This also means that a piece of land is not cultivated again for 35 years after the harvest, so that flora and fauna can regenerate during this time.
Illegal logging, slash and burn, and agricultural expansion are contributing to the loss of local rainforest. That is why we are particularly careful in Brazil and have compliance with the FSC®® standards for responsible forest management checked three times: by environmental protection organizations, our own unannounced inspections and an on-site agent.