Flexiteek Partner with World Land Trust
As part of their 20 years of innovation celebrations, Flexiteek announces pledge to fund the planting of one tree for every 10m2 of Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak sold worldwide. With a network of over 100 distributors across 48 countries. The company anticipates 2020 sales will provide funding for 8,000 trees.
The partnership which was announced at boot Düsseldorf. It was part of Flexiteek’s 20th-anniversary celebrations will fund tree planting in areas including Borneo and Ecuador. Also included in these celebrations, was a world-wide boat show tour.
The announcement comes as Flexiteek continues to build upon their environmental commitments and work towards best practise within the industry.
Flexiteek has signed an agreement with WLT committing to donate £5 for every 10m2 of Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak sold worldwide. Not only will every £5 donation go towards the planting of the seedling but also towards the nurturing and protecting of the land and the tree as it grows.
WLT is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre. WLT works with in-country conservation partners to protect and restore forest habitats for wildlife.
Throughout 2020, Flexiteek project they will sell 80,000m2 of Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak worldwide through their network of over 100 distributors across 48 countries. This projection would then see the company donate £40,000 to WLT, funding the planting of 8,000 trees.
Tomas Gustafsson, CEO of Flexiteek International, commented “As part of the global marine industry, we need to be aware of our impact on the environment. Therefore we are extremely proud to be partnering with WLT to raise awareness of deforestation.”
Flexiteek introduced their market-leading Flexiteek synthetic teak to the market in 2000 as an alternative to traditional teak. In 2014, they launched their ground-breaking 2G product. This innovative alternative is manufactured using a REACH compliant phthalate-free plasticiser which is fully recyclable, and UV stabilised.
Flexiteek acquired Wilks in 2019, providing them with high-quality manufacturing and R&D facilities. Wilks has an active green policy in place and is committed to reducing its environmental impact where possible in addition to Flexiteek’s existing process.
For more information
To find out more about World Land Trust visit: www.worldlandtrust.org
To find out more about Flexiteek’s environmental commitment visit: https://www.flexiteek.com/environmental-commitment/
Photos courtesy of World Land Trust.