BETTERWOOD " Environment

What we do

Protecting the rainforest with tropical timber trade – how is that supposed to work? Here you can find out more about our concept and which projects we support so that we can live up to this claim.

Concept

Sustainable, fair, climate-neutral and direct - this is how we achieve our goal: Best quality from sustainable sources at good prices

Origin

How do we work in our forests and sawmills - and where does the wood come from? Learn more here.

Projects

For every square meter of wood sold, we protect or reforest the same area of ​​forest. We succeed with these projects.

Rainforest protection through tropical timber trade

The challenge: stop the crowding out

The spread of industrial agriculture is the most important reason for the destruction of the rainforest. Forest areas are not destroyed because of the wood. It's about the area and profitable cultivation. Where there was forest a few years ago, there are now soya and corn plantations for animal feed or pasture for cattle breeding.

One solution: make the forest valuable

We believe that only responsible use can stop the displacement of the rainforest by industrial agriculture. The forest must once again become valuable and worthy of protection for the local people and be able to contribute to their livelihood. Controlled forest management can thus contribute to the protection of the rainforest. The video explains the principle of our work.

Environment on the blog

ZDF report on Betterwood

The ZDF report about Betterwood appears in the documentary series "Plan B" and will be broadcast on Saturday, [...]

Betterwood is a pilot company for deforestation-free supply chains

Betterwood is the pilot company ELAN, a project for deforestation-free supply chains, initiated by Oro Verde and the [...]

Our sustainability: What is important to you?

For our sustainability report, we would like to know: What is particularly important to you about our rainforest protection?

Film team from ZDF with us Betterwood in Peru

A film team commissioned by ZDF accompanies our managing director Catherine Körting on her trip to South America.

How can the deforestation of the rainforest be stopped?

International treaties and agreements often fail to meet the targets in the fight against climate change. What influence [...]

Record losses in the Amazon region

Amazon rainforest loss peaks. Sustainable forest management offers an alternative to slash and burn.

FSC report on Betterwood

The FSC reports on the extraordinary concept of Betterwood: "Sustainable tropical wood, as directly and completely [...]

ARD report on forest fires in Brazil

Large parts of the rainforest in the Pantanal wetland in Brazil are on fire. It's been too long [...]

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Our decking boards

ab 6,10 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

ab 8,75 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

ab 11,50 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

ab 9,10 

Garapa decking boards, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ homogeneous, light color

Disadvantages: ✗ Substances containing iron lead to discoloration ✗ Unscrewed tends to warp

Tip: Patio cleaning removes discoloration and
Professional interim storage avoids delay.

ab 9,80 

Garapa decking boards, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ homogeneous, light color

Disadvantages: ✗ Substances containing iron lead to discoloration ✗ Unscrewed tends to warp

Tip: Patio cleaning removes discoloration and
Professional interim storage avoids delay.