Millwork company commits to Indonesia forestry plan
January 26, 2022 | 4:23 pm CST

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Pioneer Millworks commits 1% of all our teak sales to the Borneo Project in its fight to end the loss of habitat for the indigenous peoples of Indonesia in 2022. The company has searched the globe to find environmentally friendly and ethically sourced teak options with rapid lead times shipping in 2-3 weeks. 

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. Protecting Borneo's human rights and environmental integrity is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.

According to the company, Pioneer Millworks was based on the belief that people, the planet, and prosperity work to ensure a better future. The company says that it operates on the triple bottom line. “We strive to keep our carbon footprint small; our roofs house 100kW solar arrays and our wood scraps keep us warm,” the company said in a footprint.

“One percent of our reclaimed teak sales are donated to conservation causes on the island of Borneo. Our American Prairie sales support domestic barn and historic preservation. Many of our products are FSC-certified chain of custody, LEED point eligible, and diverted from landfills.”

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