The performance of GenomaA, mainly for its wood traceability solution by DNA, directly contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 12 and 15, and indirectly to a series of other goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.
GenomaA offers alternatives that support the potential of the timber sector to promote the sustainable use of forest ecosystems, through the strengthening of forest management practices, and significantly contribute to the maintenance of all types of life on earth, in addition to other social and economic benefits.
12.2 Achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
In sustainable forest management, strengthened by GenomaA’s solutions, water sources are preserved both in the felling and transport processes.
6.6 Protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
Sustainable forest management practices, strengthened by the traceability of wood by DNA, favor the dispersal of seeds and the natural regeneration of the forest. Only part of the trees of commercial age of certain species are extracted, and the felling is carried out so as not to compromise the other trees in its surroundings. The dragging and transport of wood also takes place in a planned and careful manner, in order to avoid erosion and loss of soil nutrients. Animals continue to have areas of shelter and refuge, food and hunting. Thus, the entire ecosystem is protected and biodiversity is conserved.
15.1 Ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in accordance with obligations under international agreements
15.2 Promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
15.5 Take urgent and meaningful measures to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
The traceability of the DNA of wood helps to guarantee the sustainable use of wood in civil construction and in the furniture industry, for example, guaranteeing the origin of this renewable raw material in a transparent and accurate way.
The traceability of wood by DNA helps make the entire wood industry value chain more sustainable, by guaranteeing a renewable raw material of environmentally correct origin with maximum precision and transparency.
9.4. Modernize infrastructure and rehabilitate industries to make them sustainable, with increased efficiency in the use of resources and greater adoption of clean and environmentally friendly technologies and industrial processes; with all countries acting in accordance with their respective capabilities.
Tropical forests, especially the Amazon, are essential for regulating the world’s climate and for combating climate change. The timber DNA traceability solution has the potential to significantly hamper illegal Amazon timber trade and deforestation, as well as other clandestine activities due to the strengthening of sustainable forest management.