Charcoal with FSC label and sustainable briquettes from residual flows

All charcoal from our Boni and Everyday private labels bear the Forest Stewardship Council label, a guarantee for sustainable forest management. Besides, the Boni coconut briquettes are sustainably produced from residual flows.   

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Updated on 26/07/2023

Sustainable charcoal from Namibia with FSC label

The FSC-certified wood used for our Boni and Everyday charcoal comes from Namibia and is derived from the 'Acacia Mellifera'. This exotic tree species plays an important role in the bush encroachment of 45 to 60 million hectares of land in Namibia. The area is largely covered with impenetrable bush or forest. This leaves other plants to struggle, causes a decline in biodiversity and makes agriculture and cattle breeding more difficult. The production of charcoal helps to restore the ecosystems of the overgrown savannas and at the same time provides an additional source of income for Namibian farmers and businesses.

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FSC-certified charcoal for Boni and Everyday in 2022

Charcoal harvesting is regulated by Namibian forestry and environmental legislation. Licences for charcoal production are only granted for areas where bush encroachment occurs. This too is sustainable forest management, for which FSC developed a specific standard, adapted to the Namibian context. 

Sustainable cotton and coconut briquettes Boni

Sustainable coconut briquettes

Boni's coconut briquettes come from Indonesia. They are made from a residual flow, namely the shell of coconuts. This by-product of other productions (e.g. coconut milk) is given a valuable purpose. 

Control of working conditions

The FSC label guarantees that the FSC-certified producer pays attention to the safety, health and hygiene of employees. The Namibian FSC standard was drawn up in cooperation with the German sustainability organisation GIZ and the Namibian Charcoal Association (NCA). During FSC audits, it is checked whether the farms comply with NCA Good Practices.

We also conduct social audits in the factories where the charcoal and coconut briquettes are produced and/or packaged. In doing so, we apply the BSCI standard, a code of conduct intended to improve working conditions worldwide.


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