MIRO Forestry and Timber Products today

Miro Forestry and Timber Products was founded in 2009 and has since established over 20,000 hectares of forest on degraded lands in Ghana and Sierra Leone, planting over 20 million trees; and 3000 people are employed across the group which is a major contributor to rural employment.

Over the last five years, the company has planted more new land to forestry than any other group on the African continent, all to Forestry Stewardship Council (FSCTM) standards, and now produces plywood, edge glue boards and utility transmission poles from these commercial forests. It is the only vertically-integrated plywood business in West Africa, producing high quality plywood for the growing West African market and for export. With globally low-cost forestry operations and an experienced team, the company consistently supplies customers with a quality competitively-priced product and service.

On the environmental front, Miro has c.200,000 tonnes of carbon credits available per annum from its existing plantations and has a large pipeline of indigenous afforestation projects generating approximately credits over a 30-year period.

Michelle Buckland, MIRO’s Chief Commercial Officer, explains more, “Our mission is to be Africa’s leading forestry company based on shareholder value, sustainability standards, environmental and social development benefits; we have a passionate and determined team and supportive stakeholders. In essence, we develop and operate our plantations to Forestry Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) standards whilst providing environmental, social and economic benefit to local communities.”

The products are sold worldwide, direct to end customers, such as merchants and housebuilders, as well as bulk importers; all are made in Miro’s factories which are located adjacent to the timber plantations.

For further information, email info@miroforestry.com or go to the website  https://www.miroforestry.com/