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We are an internationally recognised, independent organisation whose
unique expertise delivers sustainable natural resource management,
from policy, investment and procurement, to production on the ground.

Forestry and timber

Proforest supports private companies, governments, forest sector investors, NGOs and civil society organisations with forest sector policy development, sustainable forest management, responsible timber purchasing and responsible investment.

Proforest works with voluntary certification schemes for forest management and in the development of international policy in areas such as illegal logging and forest governance. We provide one-off short-term support as well as sustained long-term support in the form of technical assistance, generic and bespoke training, and guidance to promote policy implementation.

Active throughout the supply chain, from sustainable forest management, processing and manufacturing to timber purchasing, we also support responsible investment and the development of national and international policy initiatives such as REDD+ and FLEGT.

Services related to forestry and timber are delivered through various Proforest programmes:

  • Our policy, science and research programme supports initiatives like REDD+ and FLEGT to ensure the development of robust, effective and practicable policies, and supports their efficient implementation.