BAAR, SWITZERLAND —
Danzer Group’s subsidiary Industrie Forestière d’Ouesso (IFO) in the Republic of Congo has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for its forestry concession. Danzer Group can now supply logs, lumber and veneers from major African species with an FSC forest management certificate.

The FSC certificate guarantees that IFO’s forest concession — covering an area of nearly 1.16-million hectares (2.9-million acres) — is managed according to the FSC forest management standard that includes social, economic and ecological requirements. To date, the IFO forest concession is the largest in Africa which has been awarded full FSC certification. Lumber and logs from IFO are sold by Danzer Group subsidiaries Interholco and Danzer U.K., while veneers are available through Danzer Europe Veneer (DEV). IFO’s FSC certification has been realized in close cooperation with the World Wide Fund  for Nature (WWF), in particular by its Global Forest and Trade Network program.

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