Welcome to CMO
WHEN YOU NEED TRUSTED SUPPORT IN SUSTAINABLE TRADING
MAKING THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN FOR FOREST PRODUCTS LEGAL
Transparent and safe for responsible participants.
EMPOWER SMALL AND MEDIUM GROWERS, AS WELL AS COMPANIES
To trade their responsibly produced forest products in the mainstream global market.
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Who we are

Supply Chain Integrity, Globally

CMO operates world-wide, with our staff having worked in over 70 countries. Our purpose is to make the global supply chain for forest products legal, transparent and safe for responsible participants. We provide market entry for small growers and companies to trade their responsibly produced forest products in the mainstream global market.

CMO has an internationally renowned forestry team that provides solutions for the risks that forest owners face.

Forestry experts

That Provide Solutions For The Risks That Forest Owners Face
WHAT WE DO

Our Services

CMO runs Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) forest management and chain of custody group schemes and we are scaling our model world-wide. We also offer technical training and consulting services in forestry and provide online trading in certified forest products.

CMO’s FSC licence codes: FSC-C140298, FSC-C150700, FSC-C155102, FSC-C151846

Compliance Services

Headed up by Ben Potgieter, the strength of CMO’s Compliance Management Division lies in the combination of the power of our Perform software solution to run FSC certified operations, our extensive experience and know-how of forest certification and our broad technical knowledge of forestry.

Headed up by Corris van den Berg, CMO Namibia offers:

  • FSC Forest Management Group certification
  • FSC Chain-of-Custody Group Certification
  • Technical training in forest restoration and charcoal production
  • Consulting services

Office: Otjiwarongo

Email: adminnamibia@cmogroup.io

Phone: +264 81 696 2224

Headed up by Kundai Kuveya, CMO South Africa offers:

Office: Howick

Email: adminsouthafrica@cmogroup.io

Phone: +27 79 383 8666

Headed up by Chittiwat Silapat, CMO Thailand offers:

Office: Bangkok

Email: adminthailand@cmogroup.io

Phone: +66 89 144 1801

Office: Mutare

Email: adminsouthafrica@cmogroup.io

Phone: +27 79 383 8666

Office: Lusaka

Email: ivan@afzeliazambia.com

Phone: +260 97 8911343

Technical Services

Headed up by Andrew McEwan, the CMO Technical Services Division offers a range of services to small holders and forest companies across the globe:

FOREST CONSULTING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES IN:

  • Forest engineering, Fire risk management, Fire suppression, Silviculture and Forest management
  • Forest planning: holistic management of the modern planning function
  • Contractor development programmes (business acumen, safety, environment, social)
  • Forest certification implementation for both forest management and chain of custody
  • Holistic forest risk profiling with risk mitigation interventions
  • Productivity improvement and cost reduction interventions
  • Compliance assessments for the tobacco industry throughout Southern and East Africa
FOREST ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES IN:

  • FSC training headed up by Gerrit Marais:
    • ASI Approved FSC FM and CoC auditor training
    • Industry FSC FM and CoC training
    • Implementation of FSC CoC systems
  • Chainsaws: specialist instruction for high-risk harvesting
  • Mechanised harvesting: modern forestry machines, also using simulators
  • Silviculture: including mechanised equipment and chemical weeding
  • Specialised training in fire suppression and fire risk management.
  • High impact supervisory and management training, based on CMO’s unique PDCA, SPEQS, HIRAC model

Annual African forestry conference

Focus on forestry, offered in South Africa
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IcePik Trading Portal

Headed up by Riaan Müller

For the first time in history buyers in for example Europe will have open access to FSC certified products sold directly from a farmer in for example Namibia.

IcePik will go live on 15 December 2021.

To see how simple it is to trade
watch this 3 minute video.
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