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 1.2 million ha are FSC® certified – one of the world’s largest contiguous FSC® certified tropical hardwood concessions (license numbers)

Get in touch with our Wood Products team:


Type Certificate Code
License Code
FM/COC Pokola   
FM/COC Loundoungou-T.   
COC Pokola Loundoungou-T.   

Click here to view our wood concessions.

Certification resources
  • Concession Pokola Download [, zip]
  • Concession Mimbeli Download
  • Concession Loundoungou Download [, zip]
  • Concession Kabo Download [, zip]
  • COC - Certifications for Olam and the CIB Download
  • Identificatrion et gestion des FHVC 2018 Download [26.2mb, PDF]
  • Rapport FHVC 2018 Download [3.64MB, PDF]
  • Operations Handbook Download [9.64MB, 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.

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