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© Jean-Dominique Burton
George Arthur Forrest, President of GFI S.A


Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to the web site of the FORREST GROUP. It will provide you with an overview of our activities and of the companies of the Group.

Our commitment, soon a century-old in Central Africa, is the fruit of the work of thousands of women and men, active within the Group since 1922.

The constancy of our commitment in Central Africa is the reflection of a philosophy. We believe in an Africa that is moving forward, an Africa that is working and an Africa that has confidence in its future.

The FORREST GROUP is contributing to this in its capacity as an operator that is stable, dynamic and has a long-term commitment. In all humility, but with the strength of our convictions.

Our investments are designed for a long-term perspective. This is true from an economic as well as a social and environmental point of view.

Investing in Africa involves a human aspect to which the FORREST GROUP attaches great importance. This includes respect for workers and their rights, but also through concrete support for constructive development projects.

Our foundations support schools, health centres, initiatives for conserving fauna and flora, sports clubs and cultural associations. This social commitment is a family tradition to which I am very much attached.

The FORREST GROUP invests in Africa, in compliance with the current social, fiscal and environmental standards. Safety and the quality of our products and our services are also a top priority.

The FORREST GROUP's motto "Together we build the future" emphasises this general philosophy of the company, present in the relations that we have with our partners, public authorities, private companies and institutions, but also in relation to the local populations with whom we share our daily life ... and that of the future.

George A. Forrest

Fondation Rachel Forrest

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