Precious Woods Amazon in brief
Precious Woods has been operating in the state of Amazonas, Brazil, since 1996. PW Amazon runs sustainable forestry operations on 506 699 hectares of its own land and concessions (as of the end of 2018) near Itacoatiara, 170 kilometers east of Manaus. PW Amazon has been certified according to FSC criteria since 1997. In December 2017, PW Amazon was additionally certified according to PEFC guidelines. Certified forests are managed sustainably on the basis of an audited harvesting plan under which only two or three trees per hectare of forest are harvested in a 35-year cycle. At the same time, this gentle and sustainable use generates a source of income for the local population, which in turn contributes further to the protection of the forest. The harvested timber is processed into sawn timber, planed timber, construction piles and finished products at the company’s own factory. The wood products are exported to Europe, the United States, and Asia as well as being sold on the local market.