Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we are committed to ensuring mutually beneficial relationships with the communities we operate in. We go above and beyond simply operating within the requirements of the law, to ensure our company contributes lasting benefits to society. This we accomplish through sustainable tailor made interventions which tackles socio-economic and environmental issues within tangible time frames. For Ingren Trading Limited, working through complex operational issues has highlighted environmental and social performance as a critical success factor for the company.
Our emphasis on sustainable value means we are willing to invest in the future whilst ensuring we deliver value in the shorter term.
We believe a profitable business can, and should, produce social good and contribute to the sustainability of our planet’s ecosystem by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
At Ingren Trading Limited, our primary task is to deliver products that carry the promise of being practical and economically attractive solutions to the challenges associated with resource development.
Sustainable Forestry and Community Development
As global demand for our trading products grows, our work will enable us to secure affordable long term supplies of raw materials, establish sustainable supply chains and mitigate the impact of deforestation on climate change.
We believe our forests must be managed and protected as a renewable natural resource. Through our program initiatives, forest degradation is being tackled through structured annual yield harvesting regimes coupled with sustainable resource management practices which rather enhances the deplorable state of soils. As a result we are sowing the seeds for all-round greener futures. We are building progressive partnerships with other companies to move towards responsible sourcing and sustainable forest management. We hope to develop long term partnerships with other companies to restore hectares of over-logged tropical forest every year. These projects will focus on reforestation, preventing forest fires and supporting the livelihoods of indigenous communities through the processing and sale of sustainable forest products like Bamboo and other Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP’s). This will enable us to test a number of approaches in our work, and work towards making a net positive impact on forests while potentially creating sustainable future trading supplies for our business.
Our approach to addressing climate change impacts and improving environmental quality is participatory and community-led one. It uses local knowledge, innovations and experiences to strengthen the resilience of many poor and vulnerable communities we work with.
At Ingren Trading Limited, we aspire a restorative approach – not only helping to prevent deforestation and ensuring responsible sourcing but working towards having a positive impact on forest ecosystems and people in the long run. We are looking at both our own sourcing and working with partners to help create positive change beyond our business. Therefore, we welcome businesses, NGOs, Governments and others to join us in tackling the causes of deforestation, and in creating positive change.
Long term Impact of our Environmental Sustainability Strategy
- To promote all-inclusive sustainable socio-economic growth, through the provision of improved and sustained livelihoods for all, in the communities in which we operate.
- Take urgent action to support vulnerable communities to improve their adaptive capacities to the negative impacts of climate change whiles exploiting beneficial opportunities associated with the phenomenon.