• Interview with IFO intern Alexandre Chion

    Gain hands-on experience as an intern!

    18.05.2018. When you join Interholco for an internship, you will gain hands-on experience to develop what you learned into new skills that are important for your future work.

  • #Sustainable #Hardwood #MadeinAfrica protects the forest

    #Sustainable #Hardwood #MadeinAfrica protects the forest

    13.05.2019 Forests worldwide are a public good and forestry students often wonder how far private timber companies are prepared to go, to preserve and maintain natural forests. Mr. Ulrich Grauert, INTERHOLCO’s CEO, showed students worldwide how INTERHOLCO walks the talk, during a webinar hosted by the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on 16 April 2019.

  • ARTE tv: Interholco on International Forest Day

    10.03.2017. Ever longed to take a trip to the Congo Basin and its natural wonders? Now you can: turn on your television and see what makes African wood products different!

  • View of the INTERHOLCO stand at Carrefour du Bois 2016

    Creative, constructive, convincing: wood does it better at Carrefour du bois 2016

    16.06.2016. Defying the strikes and severe flooding that hit France just as the Carrefour started, 10,000 visitors met in Nantes from 1 to 3 June. 

  • Diverse, interdependent, together: an ALLIANCE to safeguard the future of African natural forests

    Diverse, interdependent, together: an ALLIANCE to safeguard the future of African natural forests

    15.10.2020. To relate to a forest, is to relate to a country and its inhabitants. To the people, with their culture. Their dreams and aspirations, as much as their shortcomings and concerns. Relationships never stop being a work in progress. Dealing with a forest is no exception. We can become more intelligent and wiser, and over time, more fertile, if we work with others to reinvent the way of our future.

  • Earth Day: Leave no one behind in the face of COVID-19

    Earth Day: Leave no one behind in the face of COVID-19

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    22.04.2020. This year, tv channel ARTE celebrates International Earth Day with a new broadcast of 'Congo, Protecting the Gorilla Forests'. Filmed in the North of Congo Brazzaville, partly in the forest which INTERHOLCO manages sustainably, the documentary won Germany's prestigious nature film prize for 2019, the coveted Deutscher NaturfilmPreis.

  • Such is the essence of home, such is the essence of Wengé (Millettia laurentii), a dark, marbled wood that walks you like no other in your stories

    Form and function: Wenge (Millettia laurentii)

    28.01.2021. Such is the essence of home: a place in which the well-being of bodies is encouraged, food and sleep are taken care of; caresses and laughter instigated; a place in which affection grows deeper. Such is the essence of Wengé (Millettia laurentii), a dark, marbled wood that walks you like no other in your stories of laughter and joy, stillness and meditation, sharing and giving.  

  • World Gorilla Day IFO INTERHOLCO

    Gorilla-human cohabitation is key on World Gorilla Day

    24.09.2018. On 24th September the world celebrates World Gorilla Day. Next time you take one of INTERHOLCO’s wood products, look at it as the result of careful selection and sustainable practices that are key in protecting gorilla in the wild, a glorious species with whom we share 98% of our DNA.

  • Interholco Sustainability Report 'Enabling Landscapes'

    Interholco launches its first Sustainability Report

    09.10.2017.Sustainable hardwood specialist Interholco presents its first Sustainability Report: the data collected and analyzed cover the years 2014 to 2016.

  • Interholco ranks 1st in ESG assessment of timber companies

    Interholco ranks 1st in ESG assessment of timber, pulp and paper companies

    10.11.2017. 'We are delighted to have done so well in SPOTT’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) assessment of timber, pulp and paper companies which values the engagement and efforts of our teams ,’ said Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert.

  • Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert at the CPF Conference in FAO Rome

    Interholco urges for Action Plan to support sustainable management in tropical natural forests

    20.02.2018. Interholco CEO Ulrich Grauert addressed over 300 participants in the conference ‘Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area - from Aspiration to Action’.

  • Introducing our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Introducing our contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    26.03.2019Companies do play a critical role in helping achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and INTERHOLCO is no exception. In 2015, the United Nations introduced 17 Sustainable Development Goals. For the first time, governments agreed that the challenges international society faces, including those related to poverty, hunger, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice were interconnected and that each sector had a contribution to make.

  • Join us in the fight against COVID-19

    Join us in the fight against COVID-19!

    INTERHOLCO SDG of the United Nations 3 E WEB Goal 17

     

    27.03.2020. With sustainability and growth among its core values, INTERHOLCO is striving to ensure well-being and safety to its employees, in Europe and Africa alike. COVID-19 demands a real ALLIANCE amongst all members of society. We are launching a campaign in five languages: English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese, available on this link: http://bit.ly/IHC-Join-us-against-COVID-19

  • Interholco´s FSC-certified forest management in Congo

    Keeping tropical forests, bettering lives

    21.04.2016. In many countries and regions of the world, 'Mother Earth' is the expression used to reflect the interdependence between human beings, other living species and our planet.

  • My energy-efficient choice: wood

    My energy-efficient choice: wood!

    02.06.2021. Buildings have extensive direct and indirect impacts on the environment. During their construction, occupancy, renovation, repurposing, and demolition, buildings use energy, water, and raw materials, generate waste, and emit potentially harmful atmospheric emissions.

  • My future-proof choice: wood

    My future-proof choice: wood!

    18.05.2021. The term ‘future-proofing’ in relation to sustainable design began to be used in 2007. In this context, ‘future-proof’ generally refers to energy conservation; in particular, the ability of a structure or design to minimize the effects of future global temperature rise and/or rising energy costs.

  • Interholco new brochure 2017

    Natural sophistication in new Interholco brochure

    04.04.2017. What would you call the colourful butterfly on the cover of our new brochure, but ‘natural wonder’?

  • On International Forest Day, INTERHOLCO welcomes 2019, International Year of Indigenous Languages

    On International Forest Day, INTERHOLCO welcomes 2019, International Year of Indigenous Languages

    19.03.2019 We are the language we speak. It is through language that we communicate with the world, define who we are, express our history and values; learn, defend our rights and participate in all aspects of society.

  • Azobé wood by Interholco in Amersfoort (Netherlands)

    Our beautiful Azobé wood for a sustainable future

    05.12.2017. Beautiful Azobé wood from our FSC-certified forest concession freshly arrived in Amersfoort in the Netherlands: happy kids can grow up in a healthy, sustainable and secure environment.

  • Political, financial and economic strategies critical to fight deforestation

    Political, financial and economic strategies critical to fight deforestation

    04.03.2019 Management of forests – especially natural tropical forests – is environmentally and socially superior, but economically inferior to any other land use which destroys the forest. In a world economy which is measuring viability almost exclusively on return on investment, this economic inferiority of managed forests is the key challenge which must be addressed and reversed.

  • Securing gorillas in the Congo awarded with Germany’s highest Nature Film Prize

    Securing gorillas in the Congo awarded with Germany’s highest Nature Film Prize

    08.10.2019. ‘Paradise Preserved: Congo – Protecting the Gorilla Forests’, the film which Thomas Weidenbach produced for ARTE, received Germany’s Nature Film Prize on Saturday 5 October 2019. Commissioned by tv-channel ARTE, known to air cultural programmes, the film was broadcast at the end of June.

  • Shining a light on wood for all seasons

    Shining a light on wood for all seasons

    02.12.2020. During the long, dark, off-season winter months, the lighting of this iconic open-air swimming amenity, designed by White Arkitekter, turns African wood into a dramatic experience. Offered by INTERHOLCO with FSC 100% certification, Azobé (Lophira alata) and Tali (Erythrophleum spp.) are as durable as they are water resistant, the ideal choice for projects in direct contact with sea water.

  • Supporting customers with trust

    Supporting customers with trust

    26.05.21. In December 2020, INTERHOLCO passed the FSC® audit, which took place in the field. 'At INTERHOLCO, we strive for honesty, integrity,'says Tom van Loon, Head of Sustainability, INTERHOLCO. 'We place utmost importance on successful long-term partnerships with our suppliers and customers.'

  • Sustainable Forest Management, the ‘best land-use’ for Congo Basin’s ‘Natural Capital’

    Sustainable Forest Management, the ‘best land-use’ for Congo Basin’s ‘Natural Capital’

    27.08.2018. Agriculture, mining and conventional logging stand among the major drivers of deforestation, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,  State of the World’s Forests 2016). That is because those land-uses are often believed to have more economic allure, compared to Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). But is that really so?

  • Sustainable Hardwood to celebrate forests and protect biodiversity

    Sustainable Hardwood to celebrate forests and protect biodiversity

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    20.03.2020.The United Nations proclaimed 21 March International Day of Forests and this year shines a light on Forests and Biodiversity. INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a solution to not only promote better living conditions (construction with wood), but also to reduce climate change, increase social justice and keep forests protected from permanent change to agriculture.

  • Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa: the year in advance

    Sustainable Hardwood – Made in Africa: the year in advance

    17.01.2019. A change of heart is what tropical forests need. That is, if their unique biodiversity is to continue thriving; if precious services such as water cycle, rain regime and climate regulation are to be ensured for the planet and, if millions are to enjoy a peaceful life right where they live, i.e. in the natural forests of the Congo Basin - one of the world’s most precious wonders.

  • Annie Ayoko (left) cheers up a baby to whom she has just subministrated a vaccine. © T. Baldassarri Höger von Högersthal / Interholco. All rights reserved.

    The wood that keeps forest children safe

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    11.02.2020. Forests worldwide are known to be rich in stories, legends and myths; places hosting unusual turns and transformations. As the most densely wooded part of Africa, the Congo Basin forest is definitely no exception. Many of its plants and trees hold cultural and spiritual values.

  • Why the United Nations chose Tali (Erythrophleum spp.) for the waterfront of their Copenhagen office

    Why the United Nations chose Tali (Erythrophleum spp.) for the waterfront of their Copenhagen office

    19.08.2020. This summer, if you happen to be around Copenhagen (Denmark), make plans to visit the United Nations City. Here, Tali, an African hardwood known for its durability, which INTERHOLCO offers with FSC certification, was chosen for the heavy decking that surrounds the building. With thousands crossing the beautiful waterfront daily, Tali literally paves the way to justice and respect, human rights, environmentally friendly considerations and, peace.

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