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Landscape of high carbon stock forest in Congo

Forest Concessions

All our forest concessions are in the Republic of Congo and are managed by our subsidiary Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB).

CIB has been operating in the Republic of Congo since 1968 and our operations are headquartered in Pokola in the north of the Republic of Congo. We manage over two million hectares (ha) of natural forest of which about 1.8 million ha are FSC® certified – one of the world’s largest contiguous FSC® certified tropical hardwood concessions (license numbers)

Olam’s Living Landscapes Policy sets out our vision for creating landscapes where prosperous farming, thriving rural communities, and healthy ecosystems can coexist. In line with this approach, CIB has been a pioneer in responsible and sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin with five forest management plans currently in place.

We support the development and implementation of best harvesting practices, working closely with international industry and trade institutions such as the Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT). We have strong links with technology and research institutions, both in Europe and in the tropics, and regularly engage with scientific teams visiting the region.

View our License numbers here.

Click here to view our sawmills geography and here for our wood concessions.

Certification Resources
  • Document
    Concession Pokola
    Download [2MB,zip]
  • Document
    Concession Mimbeli
    Download [5MB,zip]
  • Document
    Concession Loundoungou
    Download [1.7MB,zip]
  • Document
    Concession Kabo
    Download [2.5MB,zip]
  • Document
    COC - Certifications for Olam and the CIB
    Download [1.7MB,zip]
  • Document
    Declaration of Commitment 2020
    Download [6.6MB,zip]
  • Document
    Identificatrion et gestion des FHVC 2018
    Download [26.2MB,PDF]
  • Document
    Rapport FHVC 2019
    Download [3.6MB,PDF]
  • Document
    Operations Handbook
    Download [9.5MB,PDF]
Forest Carbon Initiatives

In partnership with the Republic of Congo, we operate a pioneering REDD+ initiative to realise value from 92,530 hectares of standing forest in our Pikounda Nord concession in the heart of the Congo River Basin. The objective of this pilot initiative is to generate alternative revenues from sustainably managed forest landscapes by valuing the forest as a carbon sink and to originate carbon credits for the pre-compliance Voluntary Carbon market. This market is considered best practice and recognised by the global carbon community as able to generate solid and marketable credits.

Additionally, CIB is partnering with the Republic of Congo on a programme under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. The FCPF, which became operational in June 2008, is a global partnership focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

The World Bank is now providing funding to the Republic of Congo for the full development of the programme proposal, and once implemented and the emissions verified, this programme will purchase a number of carbon credits.

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Olam achieves FSC certification for 100% of its natural forest concessions

The Mimbeli-Ibenga concession, which covers 650,000 hectares, is CIB-Olam’s fourth FSC certified concession in the Republic of Congo, and brings the total area of natural forest being sustainably and responsibly managed by CIB-Olam in the country to 2.9 million hectares.

Launch of Digital Initiative will Strengthen Support and Engagement

Operating in the north of the Republic of the Congo, Congoalise Industrielle des Bois has been present in the region since 1968.

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