Publication of a scientific argument in support of the 10 Fair&Precious commitments


The 10 Fair&Precious commitments were drafted in 2017 by the ATIBT marketing commission, with the support of the program's marketing and communication council. As a first step, ATIBT asked its partner Probos to validate the relevance of these ten commitments via scientific literature. Additional work has just been carried out by Simon Lhoest of the University of Liège Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech to demonstrate, through more than 200 publications, the benefits of sustainable forest management.

Click here to download the Fair&Precious argument.

Created in November 2016 at the initiative of the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT) and with the support of AFD and KfW, Fair&Precious is a collective and collaborative brand. Its mission: to promote the development of a sustainable tropical timber industry, to ensure the socio-economic value of tropical forests through the promotion of FSC and PEFC-PAFC certifications.

Fair&Precious is based on 10 commitments, taking into account all the environmental, social and economic dimensions necessary for the development of an exploitation of tropical forests that is both respectful of ecosystems and economically viable. These commitments are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The argument that we publish here is based on scientific literature to demonstrate the relevance of sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin, as embodied by the FSC and PEFC-PAFC certifications. Validated by the Scientific Council of ATIBT, it aims to support the 10 Fair&Precious commitments.

This document is available to operators and partners of Fair&Precious for their communication within the framework of the brand. As a reminder, the Fair&Precious program foresees interactions and communication actions with its partners in order to converge our efforts to fight against illegal logging.