DLH: a partner in global forest crime

Publication - 1 March, 2002
Founded in 1908, today the Danish-owned trading giant Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman AS (DLH) is one of the world´s largest timber traders, involved in the procurement, global distribution and marketing of hardwood, softwood, wooden sheet materials and plywood. In its promotional literature, DLH makes much of its environmental credentials, stating that “we have an obvious long-term interest in ensuring that the natural resources which are the basis of our entire business are preserved in such a way that there will also be timber for generations to come”. But in practice, DLH is trading worldwide with companies involved in illegal, destructive and socially disruptive practices – including human rights abuses and arms trafficking.

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