Indonesia has shipped verified legal timber worth billions of pounds to EU since the start of FLEGT licensing in 2003.
All of the teak wood used in the manufacture of our furniture is FLEGT licensed this guarantees that timber has been harvested, processed and exported in accordance with national laws. Indonesia is the first exporting country to mandate that its timber comply with certain legal requirements to be exported. The FLEGT license, thus, is a regulatory approach to suppress illegal logging.
The idea of FLEGT was established in 2003 by the EU following the Ministerial Conference in Bali in 2001 regarding Forest Law Enforcement and Governance, where participant countries declared they would collaboratively address illegal logging and associated illegal trade and corruption as well as uphold the rule of law related to those issues. As for the implementation of FLEGT, the EU established an Action Plan to prevent illegally sourced timber from entering the EU and to promote initiatives and policies by partner countries, private companies and financial institutions to develop systems that only allow legally produced timber to enter the market.
Our Teak Furniture
Production forests on Java have evolved into intensively and strictly managed plantations. Management of these lands (4.9 million acres of plantations in 54 forest management districts, mostly in teak) is undertaken directly by the state, through the State Forestry Corporation (SFC), Perum Perhutani.
These sustainable plantations are managed & owned and by the government who have a strict policy regarding the size, age, and number of trees felled each year, together with a comprehensive, sustainable replanting program. They assure the sustainability and legality of their teak through SVLK certification.
We have SVLK certification (allowing our furniture to be sold in confidence throughout the world) and are firmly committed to the values of equal opportunity and corporate social responsibility – through the continuing professional development and the skills and wellbeing of our staff.
ALL our teak furniture is checked and issued with SVLK certification to confirm that it has been legally harvested and can be sold in any EU country.
EU Timber Regulations (EUTR) 995/2010 prohibit illegally harvested timber and timber-based products from being sold onto European markets.
We are firmly committed to the values of equal opportunity and corporate social responsibility – through the continuing professional development and the skills and wellbeing of our staff.
Trees4Trees™ is a program of Sustainable Green Earth Foundation (Yayasan Bumi Hijau Lestari) and are a non-profit foundation.
Trees4Trees produces seedlings of high value species, which are distributed to local farmers free of charge, along with technical guidance on planting, good forestry practices and education on the benefits of a healthy environment. The trees are recorded and monitored on a continuing basis.
works to improve the environment and the lives of people in local communities through planting trees, education and related services and by doing so, create value for all stakeholders in the stream of our activities.
Build a program that contributes to the health of the environment while improving social well-being, which is economically effective, self-sustaining and realized by direct action in the communities where we work.
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When you plant a tree with Trees4Trees, it does more than just putting a tree in the ground. It also helps a farming family in a developing country and by doing so, assures that the farmer will continue to plant trees in the future.