This partnership with the WLT forms part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the synthetic teak manufacturer. Flexiteek has signed an agreement with WLT committing to donate £5 for every of 10m2 of its core product sold worldwide. Each £5 donation will go towards the nurturing, planting and protecting of one tree in an area lost to deforestation.
Throughout 2020, Flexiteek project they will sell 80,000m2 of Flexiteek 2G synthetic teak worldwide. This projection would see the company donate £40,000 to WLT, funding the planting of 8,000 trees in areas including Borneo and Ecuador.
Tomas Gustafsson, CEO of Flexiteek International, comments: “As part of the global marine industry, we need to be aware of our impact on the environment. We are extremely proud to be partnering with WLT to raise awareness of deforestation.”
Flexiteek introduced its synthetic teak to the market in 2000 as an alternative to traditional teak. In 2014 it launched its 2G product. This more sustainable alternative to teak is manufactured using a REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) compliant phthalate-free plasticiser which is fully recyclable, and UV stabilised.