Climate change poses a real challenge. That’s why we are firmly committed to a circular movement. Our love for wood goes hand in hand with our commitment to sustainability and responsible forest management. Together, we work towards a future where wood is valued not only for its beauty but also for its positive impact on the environment. At Bosq, the commitment to preserving our planet is as deeply rooted as our passion for wood.
Commodity trading under scrutiny.
The growing world population places significant pressure on our natural resources. Recent events in Ukraine shed light on the vulnerability and lack of transparency in the global commodity trading system. As consumers, we are now facing the adverse consequences of our dependence on large countries that export massive amounts of raw materials. The lack of forests in Europe compels us to import wood from increasingly greater distances, significantly expanding the ecological footprint over the past decades.
Supply and demand out of balance.
In addition, there is a growing problem: the supply of wood has been unable to keep up with demand for several years, simply because new forest areas are not being created. In fact, even well-managed forests are being rapidly depleted. We no longer allow our forests enough time to produce sufficient wood. Furthermore, many exotic wood species are no longer allowed to be traded, meaning that once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Every tree is unique.
Another significant problem is that in the past, wood has always been considered a ‘commodity.’ With established standards and sizes, we have created a commercial system that does not take into account the fact that each tree is unique. Initially, the dimensions were limited to 2500 x 1220 mm, but influenced by new technologies, these sizes are getting larger… 3050 x 1300 mm to 2800 x 2070 mm. No one considers the fact that trees do not grow in fixed dimensions! This puts pressure on efficiency during production, as short wood suddenly becomes worthless, even though it comes from the same high-quality logs!