Green Resources is East Africa’s largest forest development and wood processing company. The company manages approximately 38,000 ha of plantation forest in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. It operates industrial facilities including two sawmills, three pole treatment plants and a briquetting plant. Green Resources was established in 1995 and is owned by New Forests‘ Africa Forestry Impact Platform (‘AFIP’).
Green Resources is East Africa’s largest forest development and wood processing company. The company manages 38,000 ha of plantation forest in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. It operates East Africa’s largest sawmill in Tanzania, a sawmill in Uganda and electricity pole plants in Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania the company manages a briquetting plant.
Green Resources was established in 1995 and is a private Norwegian company with private and institutional investors. GRAS employs around 600 people and depending on season this number can go up to 1,500 people, in addition to engaging numerous contractors and suppliers. Its strategy is based on growing wood for both traditional uses (sawn timber, panel board, packaging, tissue, etc.) and for the growing bio-chemical and energy sectors.
Green Resources is a growing business with many of its forest resources still in a development phase. Green Resources aims to follow the highest operational and environmental standards by conserving natural forest and other valuable habitats. The company has a large number of its planted forests certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSCTM: FSC C106074 & C160538 in Uganda, C015169 in Tanzania, and C107952 in Mozambique) standard, the world’s leading standard for responsible forest management. A core value of Green Resources’ development strategy is the improvement of environmental, social and economic conditions for the surrounding communities.
The industrial operations are set up to add value to Green Resources’ plantations but also to plantation forest resources grown by other suppliers including host governments.