ATIBT member companies in the forest and timber industry that are foresters or tropical timber industrialists are almost always based in the Congo Basin or West Africa.
They are particularly committed to values related to legality, sustainable management and also to action in the field close to rural populations.
They constitute, with the category of importers and distributors, the heart of the ATIBT members and represent with them, in 2020, almost 50% of the number of members of the association.
To become members, they must, if they are foresters, hold a third-party verified legality or sustainable management certificate.
Some companies have been supporting the ATIBT for decades.