Olam strives to make its brand synonymous with Responsible Forest Management. As such, we aim to provide both our buyers and consumers with credible assurance that all our forests are managed in a responsible and sustainable manner.
We engage third-party independent forest certification schemes as part of this ambition, and actively monitor the demand of our clients for certified products, following which we aim to deliver labelled products. Our forest concessions in the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville) follow the guidelines of The Forest Stewardship Council® which is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It is often a prerequisite on the public wood procurement policies of many governmental projects. As 1.3 million hectares in our concessions are FSC® certified*, we are managers of one of the largest contiguous FSC® certified tropical forest in the world. A new concession is on track for certification by 2018.
To read more about our sustainability efforts click here.
To read more about the EU Timber Trade Regulations click here.
*License numbers: CIB Kabo – FSC-C128941; CIB Pokola – FSC-C014998; CIB Loundoungo – FSC-C104637.