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Did you know that since 1990, the world has lost 178 million hectares of forest - an area more than twice the size of Türkiye?

Why timber?

Timber has significant global impacts on people, nature, and climate. Timber is a key commodity that influences various aspects of sustainability. It's essential for food, medicine, and biofuel for over a billion people. Forests play a crucial role in protecting soils, water resources, and hosting a vast majority of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. 

Global impact: Timber is a significant commodity with far-reaching effects on people, nature, and the climate, making it a focal point for sustainable practices.
Essential resource: It serves as a crucial source of food, medicine, and biofuel for over a billion people worldwide.
Biodiversity and environmental protection: Forests, as the primary source of timber, are vital for protecting soil and water resources and are home to over three-quarters of the world's terrestrial biodiversity.
Alignment with Sustainable Development Goals: Engaging with timber aligns with the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, emphasising its role in sustainable land management and responsible business practices​

What are the challenges?

In the forestry sector, key challenges include deforestation, often driven by land-use change, leading to biodiversity loss and increased emissions. Forest degradation impacts timber production areas, affecting ecosystem health. Social challenges involve land rights and community impacts. Economically, balancing supply-demand and adapting to climate changes are significant concerns.


Where do our commodities come from? Science-based solutions help provide the answer

Scientific testing techniques to identify the species and verify the geographic origin of commodities can be a powerful tool to aid the efforts of halting deforestation, curbing illegal harvesting and trade and reducing subsequent negative effects on our climate.

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30 years of impact

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farmers, workers and land managers are assured that their well-being, human rights and cultural heritage are protected.


32.6 million

hectares of land where nature and environment are protected from degradation and conversion through use of sustainability standards.



tonnes of CO2 emissions have been reduced, thus lowering the climate impact.


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