Deal #3795

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Sangha, Congo

Target country
Congo, Rep.
Comment on location
Including Pikounda Nord concession, forestry concession

Location #2

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Likouala, Congo

Target country
Congo, Rep.
Comment on location
forestry concession

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
1400000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2011] 1400000

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Forest logging / management (for wood and fibre), For carbon sequestration/REDD
Comment on intention of investment
CIB manages 1.4 million hectares of concessions in the Republic of Congo (R.O.C.) of which 1.3 million hectares are Forestry Stewardship Council certified – to date the largest contiguous FSC certified tropical forest concessions in the world. The Pikounda Nord concession which comprises the remaining 92,530 hectares is located in the Sangha region in the heart of the Congo River Basin.

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Olam International Ltd. acquired forestry company CIB in January 2011.

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Logs are selectively harvested on an annual basis over three separate harvesting phases.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Comment on contract farming
See #5500 for more information.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Current number of employees (domestic)
[2014] 930
[2015] 888

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-10-05
Comment on data source
REED Monitor- Alarm bells ringing: Olam International and REDD in the Republic of Congo

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Annual report 2012

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Olam website- Republic of Congo

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2015-04-09
Comment on data source
Congolaise Industrielle Des Bois (CIB) Confirms Reinstatement Of FSC® Certification For Its Pokola And Kabo Forest Management Units In The Republic Of Congo

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2015-08-20
Comment on data source
Jeune Afrique -- Congo-Brazzaville : la renaissance des pépinières

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Health
Education
Roads

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Trees (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Harvested logs not directly exported are processed locally in our own mills, drying kilns and moulding factory. In 2014, the company produced 126 093 m3 of logs and 661 m3 of processed 71 products. The company has carpentry facilities- and produces furniture, frames (doors and windows) as well as panels to build wooden houses.

Overall comment

Overall comment
See #5500 for information on the company's contract farming activities within the country.

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