Keeping abreast of industry developments

Why sponsoring Costa Rica’s forestry conferences is important

November 27, 2014


As a major forestry company in Costa Rica, it’s important we maintain a close relationship with the country’s authorities on its woodlands, including the National Forestry Office (ONF), Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the National Forestry Financing Fund (FONAFIFO). Together, these organisations protect, expand and promote the sustainable management of Costa Rica’s forests, as well as ensure the timber market is fair, profitable and ethical.

As part of our ongoing involvement with these organisations, we recently sponsored and donated a podium and stage for use at Vive la Madera – one of Costa Rica’s most important conferences for the forestry sector, organised by the ONF and attended by MINAE and FONAFIFO. With over 40 exhibitors, including forestry companies, machinery suppliers and forestry services, this is an influential event and one we’re proud to be closely involved with.

At the event, the Minister of MINAE, Dr. René Castro Salazar, gave a short presentation, afterwards thanking Ethical Forestry for sponsoring the event. We then formally presented the podium to Dr. Castro, which MINAE can use at different events and presentations. 

By getting involved in conferences such as Vive la Madera, we’re able to maintain close links with Costa Rica’s forestry authorities and keep abreast of industry developments, making sure the technology we use is cutting-edge and our operations are in line with environmental legislation and best practices.