Logging company Congolose Industrielle du Bois (CIB) of Congo-Brazzaville is to lose its forest certification label from the Dutch Keurhout Foundation after a successful complaint by Greenpeace Netherlands.

The Keurhout Board of Appeal agreed with Greenpeace that CIB does not have a management plan for sustainable forestry; there is no certification by an accredited certifier; and there are no chain of custody certificates.

The Keurhout Foundation, founded by the Dutch government to implement a policy of minimum demands for sustainable forestry and certification, now has a month to revoke its decision to give CIB a sustainability logo.

Greenpeace says CIB timber is traded by Dutch companies including Wijma and Tropisch Hout Nederland.