Historically, our raw materials have come from certified indigenous forests. Sourcing has shifted to include more of our own plantations, as these have started reaching maturity. Over the years, we have learned that every single step of the wood supply chain is challenging and mastering the details only comes with experience and hard work. Simplemente Madera Group’s holdings include three FSC-certified plantations, several tree nurseries and one of the most extensive wood-processing and manufacturing facilities in Central America.
Promoting the use of plantation wood by pioneering innovative, beautiful and functional product design and a positive linkage between customers, designers, farmers and wood workers. We firmly believe that by developing a sustainable, profitable and integrated forestry, manufacturing and sales model that creates enough market value and volumes for plantation farmers, manufacturers and woodworkers, and customers & designers, we will encourage current and future investments in the forestry sector of the region.
Authenticity, Integrity and Responsibility
MAKING A CHANGE
While deforestation rates and carbon emissions are still progressing at dangerous speed in the world, the significant private investments made in the forestry sector are struggling to find markets for products and are significantly limited by overregulation issues. Additionally manufacturers and woodworkers in the region lack the design and market development capacity to promote products that integrate design with maximized use of plantation wood. They are therefore limited to the constraints of traditional industry standards that can make plantation wood a poor investment, especially at the early stages of the plantations.
Reforestation is crucial to combating climate change. As the vegetation grows, the carbon incorporates in the trunks, branches, leaves and roots. The results are: Increase in water resources, reduction of losses in agriculture-related flooding, increase in the stock of sustainable legal timber, CO2 sequestration and the reduction of greenhouse gases.
A journey of sustainability
Integrity, authenticity and responsibility are part of Simplemente Madera’s core values. Our wood is either sourced from our own FSC plantations, agroforestry systems (AFS) with coffee and cocoa production, or from verified sustainable and legal sources. With more than 1700 hectares of our own FSC certified native species plantations, 2,600 hectares of mixed agroforestry systems and more than 5000 hectares of certified teak plantations in the country, we have a guaranteed supply chain of certified wood for years to come.
Historically, we have also worked with primary forest wood from indigenous communities. With help from government institutions and environmental NGO’s, we have contributed to their training and understanding of the importance of certification and implementation of sustainable management practices to guarantee the sustainability of their forests.
Learn more about our plantations.
The One Tree project
Hope for the forests of Nicaragua
The project choose a cedar tree from the certified FSC forests of the Layasiksa Miskito community, in the North Atlantic region of Nicaragua. The project aimed to demonstrate the potential and versatility of the forest as a renewable resource, promote its value, sustainable forestry management, forest certification and promote a change of culture to guarantee the existence of forests to date.