GreenWolf International (Cambodia) is to distribute 6,000 teak and rosewood tree seedlings to locals in Tboung Khmum province to provide economic opportunities to the community.
The seedlings are being distributed as part of the company’s ‘Follow us to forest’ promotion of its social media program.
As part of its strategy, GreenWolf says it has made a commitment to minimise its carbon footprint.
“We rounded the number up to an even 6,000,” said Daniel Mitchell, CEO of the company. “Because of our background in plantations, we are strong in seedling nursery operations.”
GreenWolf said that the first 1,500 seedlings had already been distributed through cooperation with Preah Ang pagoda near its plantation.
The company has located its furniture facility on the plantation site to minimise the use of fossil fuels in transporting timber. The company sells in the US under the name Green Wolf Timber & Dry Goods.
The company makes outdoor furniture from teak grown on plantations owned by its sister company , SRP International (Cambodia).
“It has become an internal experiment to see just how green we can operate. We see increasing demand for eco-friendly products in every consumer product sector,” Mr Mitchell added.
Ly Leng, governor of Tboung Khmum province, declined to comment. Environment Ministry spokesman Sao Sopheap could not be reached for comment.