SFID (Société Forestière et Industrielle de la Doumé / Doumé Forestry Company)

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    M’bang factory in Cameroon 1

     
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    M’bang factory in Cameroon_3

     

SFID (Société Forestière et Industrielle de la Doumé / Doumé Forestry Company)

Rougier has been running operations in Cameroon through its subsidiary SFID (Société Forestière et Industrielle de la Doumé) since 1969. Today, the SFID operates 550 000 ha of forest with an annual production of 200 000 m³ of logs/year thanks to a workforce of more than 1 000 employees.

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.

The forest management plan is a true management tool with a long-term perspective on timber production in order to avoid the impacts of harvesting on the forest’s regeneration capacity (average harvesting intensity: 1 to 2 trees per ha every 30 years).

Certification

In 2007, the SFID obtained TLTV-VLC certification of legality and traceability issued by the SGS on aggregate forest concessions (Southern and Eastern Cameroon). This label provides guarantees required by a growing number of customers (especially in Europe and the USA) regarding legal timber origin and traceability throughout the entire supply chain.

In March 2013, the Eastern forest area was successfully audited for FSC good forest management certification.

In March 2014, the Southern forest area becomes FSC Controlled Wood certified. 

Industrial activities

  • M´bang sawmill

    Mbang sawmill

    - East
    • Origin of timber supply: Eastern forest area
    • Two sawing lines
    • Annual square-edged timber production capacity of 35 000 m3
    • Products: Air dried or kiln dried Standard/Fixed square-edged timber
    • Drying capacity: 1 700 m3
    • Main species: Ayous, Sapele, Fraké, etc.
    • Distance from shipping port: 650 kilometres (road and/or train)
    • FSC certification (FSC 100% and FSC Controlled Wood products)
  • Secondary timber processing workshop in M´bang

    Secondary timber processing workshop in Mbang

    - East
    • Origin of timber supply: Eastern forest area
    • Annual production capacity of 7 000 m3 of processed products
    • Products: Decking, Joists, Round sticks, Glue Laminated products, Solid finger-jointed products, Shutter louvers, etc.
    • Main species: Sapele, Tali, Ayous, Okan, Frake etc.
    • Distance from shipping port: 650 kilometres (road and/or train)
    • FSC certification (FSC 100% and FSC Controlled Wood products)
  • Djoum sawmill

    - South
    • Origin of timber supply: Southern forest area
    • 2 sawing lines
    • Annual square-edged timber production capacity of 12 000 m3
    • Products: Air dried Standard/Fixed square-edged timber
    • Main species: Tali, Padouk, Movingui, Sapele, Iroko, etc.
    • Distance from shipping port: 500 kilometres (road)
    • FSC Controlled Wood certification