BETTERWOOD " Environment " Origin
Origin of our wood
It's a long way from a seedling in the tropics to a deck, tabletop or chopping board in your home. According to which principles is work done in the forests? How is the further processing and transport carried out? At this point we would like to document the history behind our tropical wood.
Our Garapa wood and our Cumaru substructure come from certified forestry in the Andean country.
Our hardwood substructure comes from here. The political situation prompted us to stop imports at times.
The trees for our teak decking boards grow in the old teak forests on the Indonesian island of Java.
This is where the trees for our Cumaru decking come from. A TV report shows how forestry works.
TV post about Betterwood and our forest in Peru
A television team from the Pro-Sieben show “Galileo” visited us in our camp near Cologne and in one of our forests in Peru. The result is a report about our company and our special way of forestry.
Our wood comes from the tropical forests of Asia and South America. Our forestry work there according to the high ecological standards of the FSC®®: clear-cutting and pesticides are prohibited, biodiversity must be preserved, only as much wood may be taken from the forest as will grow back in the same period of time.
The requirements of the FSC®® also apply to working conditions. High safety standards, fair payment well above the national average and extensive social security and health care must be implemented in the forest and sawmill. This is also verified by independent FSC®® controls.
So that the positive environmental balance of the production does not go up in smoke when the wood is transported from Latin America to our customers, we participate in the voluntary CO2 certificate trade. The CO2 emissions of each transport are determined and offset by a reforestation project in Indonesia, which we implement in cooperation with Fairventures.
The masterpieces of our customers.
We are amazed at what our customers make out of our wood: wooden terraces in the most improbable shapes, raised beds, ship decks, washstands, bedside cabinets, mobile homes. But see for yourself.To the customer gallery