Sodefor has been a pioneer in the implementation of reduced-impact logging methods since 2010.
In 2011-2014, Sodefor was involved in the creation of a REDD+ project as part of the FORAFAMA project developed by FRMi (pilot project anticipating the implementation of REDD+ activities on forest concessions).
Based on management inventories which Sodefor carried out in 7 concessions along the Lukénie river, FRMi assessed carbon stocks and the impact of logging on these stocks.
Based on a benchmark scenario, implementing the REDD+ project is estimated to lead to 3.5 million tons of avoided CO2 emissions in 20 years.
Between 2016 and 2017, Sodefor was a key part of the DRC pilot project consortium for implementing reduced impact logging to improve the logging industry's carbon footprint, as part of the Carbon Map and Model Project – Mai Ndombe. Carbon Map and Model Project – Mai Ndombe.
Thanks to the significant size of its concessions, Sodefor is more and more predisposed to taking part in these programs for avoiding deforestation.