We advocate the sustainable use of wood products through our BWProject. We carefully choose suppliers that have a sustainable management plan of the forest, respecting the mechanisms of maintenance of the ecosystem.
In a sustainable forest management plan, some trees, usually the oldest ones, are extracted. After trees are reborn naturally, a process that takes 10 to 30 years, extraction can be carried out again in the same area.
This process is always supervised by a forest engineer, who determines which trees can be extracted, and the extraction is only carried out after approval by IBAMA and other government agencies responsible for the environment.
We own 3,460 acres of protected native forest
This is equivalent to 1 million preserved trees
We verify our suppliers to guarantee these principles:
- The Organization shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations and nationally-ratified international treaties, conventions and agreements.
- The Organization shall maintain or enhance the social and economic wellbeing of workers.
- The Organization shall identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ legal and customary rights of ownership.
- The Organization shall contribute to maintaining or enhancing the social and economic wellbeing of local communities.
- The Organization shall efficiently manage the range of multiple products and services to maintain or enhance long term economic viability.
- The Organization shall conserve and restore ecosystem services and environmental values, and shall avoid and repair negative impacts.
- The Organization shall have a management plan consistent with our sustainable policies and objectives.
- The Organization shall monitore and evaluate the impacts, intensity and risk of management activities, in order to implement adaptive management.
- The Organization shall maintain and/or enhance the High Conservation Values through applying the precautionary approach.