B4Trees ApS is a cooperation between Danish and West African foresters and biologists. It is a socio-economic wholesale company founded in 2016 by forester and economist Anders Bjørnkjær-Nielsen.
B4Trees’ mission is to trade and encourage companies to trade sustainable forest products.
The main idea behind B4Trees is to protect the climate by planting and maintaining trees in the African Sahara and Sahel area as opposed to cutting them. We trade sustainable products originating from the African Sahara and Sahel while securing African women’s groups a fair price for their products.
We support our main idea and mission by assisting companies in achieving certificates in sustainable forest management, sustainable forest products and chain of custody certifications
’B4’ means ’Being and Business for Trees’. That specifically means: ’Being for’ – that we are present and take care of trees, especially trees which found the livelihood of African women – they own the trees and sell their products with our facilitation. ‘Business’ – means that we run a business making profit while protecting trees through sustainable and fair trade of tree products.