The company is the holding company of the Precious Woods Group.
The Precious Woods Group is active in the field of sustainable forest management in South America and Africa following the guidelines for sustainable forest management laid out by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The PW Group is also active in the trading of timber products as well as the sale of CO2 emission rights.
The company was founded on 17 December 1990 as Precious Wood Ltd, duly registered in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. On 23 March 1992 the company was renamed Precious Woods Ltd.
On 25 June 2001, the Board of Directors and the Annual General Meeting of the company resolved to change the corporate domicile from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, to Zug, Switzerland, and to continue the incorporation of the company under Swiss law. The company was registered in its present form on 11 October 2001 in the commercial register of the canton of Zug, Switzerland.
The share capital as of 31 December 2019 was composed of 7 052 745 (2018: 7052 745) fully paid-in registered shares, each with a nominal value of CHF 1.00.