Rougier Gabon

Medias

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    Health, safety and the environment on sites

     
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    Logging

     
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    Mévang factory in Gabon

     
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    M’bouma factory in Gabon

     
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    Owendo factory in Gabon

     
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    Rougier external social activities

     
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    Rougier internal social activities

     
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    Wildlife

     

INTERACTIVE MAP

Implantation zones and trade flows

Rougier Gabon

Rougier started operations in Gabon in 1952 and through its Gabonese subsidiaries the group exploits some 880 000 ha of forest with an annual log production of approximately 300 000 m³. In all, Rougier Gabon has about 1 500 employees (equally divided between logging and industrial timber processing).

Forestry

Forest management planning

In accordance with its voluntary policy of responsible forest management, the group is implementing forest management plans on all its concessions. These plans meet requirements at three levels: preservation of the ecosystem and the biodiversity, social progress for workers and their families and the respect of local populations and their traditional forest practices.

This is a true management tool keeping the harvesting on a level where it does not affect the forest’s ability to regenerate (average harvesting intensity: 1 to 2 trees per ha every 25 years).

Certification

In 2004, Rougier obtained ISO 14001 certification for its “environmental management” system.

In 2008, 3 out of 4 FCSM (Forest concession under sustainable management) were FSC certified (certification of good forest management).

Since october 2013, the 4 FCSM are now FSC certified.

Industrial activities

  • plywood industry (Owendo)

    Plywood factory

    - Owendo
    • Origin of supplied timber: all of Rougier Gabon’s 4 FCSM
    • 2 production lines of peeling/pressing
    • Annual plywood production volume: 37 000 m3 (for export)
    • Products: High-quality plywood (“Okoucent”)
    • Species: 100% Okoumé
    • FSC CoC certification (100% FSC products)
  • Scierie de Mbouma Oyali (Franceville)

    Mbouma Oyali sawmill

    - Franceville
    • Origin of supplied timber: Moyabi and Léké FCSM
    • One sawing line
    • Annual square-edged timber production capacity of 30 000 m3
    • Products: Standard/Fixed kiln dried square-edged timber
    • Kiln dryer capacity: 1 200 m3
    • Main species: Okoumé
    • Distance from shipping port: 700 kilometres (train)
    • FSC CoC certification (FSC 100% products).
  • Scierie de Mévang

    Mévang sawmill

    - Province of Haut-Abanga

    • Origin of supplied timber: Haut Abanaga FCSM
    • Two sawing lines (one line for Okoumé and one line for miscellaneous wood)
    • Annual square-edged timber production capacity of 20 000 m3
    • Products: Standard/Fixed kiln dried square-edged timber
    • Kiln dryer capacity: 600 m3
    • Species: Okoumé and miscellaneous wood (Padouk, Okan, Tali, Movingui, Iroko, Acajou, etc.)
    • Distance from shipping port: 300 kilometres (road and/or train)
    • FSC CoC certification (100% FSC products)

  • Scierie d’Ivindo (province de l’Ogooué-Ivindo)

    Ivindo Sawmill

    - Province of Ogooué-Ivindo
    • Origin of supplied timber: Ogooué-Ivindo FCSM
    • Annual square-edged timber production capacity of 9 000 m3
    • Products: Air dried Standard/Fixed square-edged timber
    • Species: Miscellaneous wood (Padouk, Okan, Tali, Movingui, Iroko, Acajou, etc.)
    • Distance from shipping port: 500 kilometres (train)
    • Certification FSC CoC (FSC 100% products)