Wood

The global wood trade ballooned from an estimated $60 billion in 1985 to $257billion in 2005. Now it’s heading for $450 billion by 2020. That’s good news for jobs and prosperity, but too often the trade is linked to corruption, human rights abuse, vast greenhouse gas emissions and habitat loss.

We help forest owners to improve social and environmental practices, companies to source responsible wood, and poor rural communities to access international markets. To date, we have affected more than 10 million hectares of the World’s most valuable and threatened forests.