Sustainable Forest Management and Certification

In forest management and timber harvesting, wise use and sustainability have become of critical importance. Certification is the means to achieve sustainability and to communicate sustainable forest management with the market and the public. ESS helps forestry companies with feasibility studies and management plans, and with sustainable forest management and obtaining ‘green’ certification. Regarding the trade in Surinamese timber species click for more info

Recently ESS introduce of working with drones in its SFM assessments. Interested to see our forest from above click here

ESS has executed the following assignments regarding Sustainable Forest Management and Certification:

Assignment Period Client
Sustainable Forest Management and Certification
Value Chain Analysis for the Domestic Furniture Industry in Suriname 2015 CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries)
Support to the FSC Controlled Wood Certification of the forest operations and wood processing facilities 2014 – 2015 Troluco Holding NV (Suriname)
Organization of a consultation meeting with the Suriname forest sector, in the context of the Suriname IDH program, phase 2 2014 IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative, The Netherlands)
Support of the Weerribben and Wieden riet certification process 2014 Engbers Bosbeheer (The Netherlands)
Development of information sheets on a number of Suriname’s Lesser Known Timber Species 2014 TBI Suriname (Tropenbos International Suriname)
Local Representative for the Sustainable Trade Initiative in Suriname 2014 – ongoing IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative, The Netherlands)
Forestry sector analysis for possible participation in the CBI program 2014 CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries)
Development of business, management and
operational plans for concessionaires
2005 – 2010 Eversur Company, Tropical Timber Company, Mr. Overeem
Assistance in final FSC certification audit of the Suma Lumber logging company 2007 Control Union Certifications (The Netherlands)
Assessment of Legality of Timber Harvesting and Trade in Suriname 2006 – 2007 PHS (Loggers’ Platform in
Suriname)
Development of a CD-rom on Sustainable Forest Management in Suriname 2004 – 2005 PHS (Loggers’ Platform in
Suriname)