About Precious Woods

Precious Woods – a sustainable, tropical forest management and wood processing company

Precious Woods is one of the leading companies in sustainable management of tropical rainforests globally and is regarded as a pioneer in many areas. Its core business is the production and sale of Forest Stewardship Council and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification)-certified sawn and semi-finished tropical timber products. In Brazil, Precious Woods holds a 40 % share in a biomass power plant allowing the company to also sell certified emission reductions (CERs) by utilizing of waste wood from production. The aim of all activities is highest customer value while preventing deforestation of tropical forests through sustainable forest management and generating associated added value. Economic success ensures the social and environmental sustainability of activities and is essential for the long-term conservation of tropical forests. The Precious Woods Group is headquartered in Switzerland and employed more than 1 400 people in Brazil, Gabon and Switzerland in 2018.