Our suppliers Mentari International are deeply committed to protecting Indonesia’s natural resources and only work with SVLK reclaimed rubber wood, a by-product of the latex industry. In addition, for every reclaimed tree it uses, Mentari plants a new one, driving ahead the cycle of regeneration. Mentari/Tender Leaf Toys have been awarded the ICTI Ethical Toy Program seal of approval for their ethical and sustainable supply chain.
What is SVLK?
SVLK certification primarily focuses on verifying the legal origin of timber. It ensures that the wood is harvested and processed in compliance with national laws and regulations. This certification helps combat illegal logging and supports the efforts of governments to enforce forestry regulations.
SVLK certification often applies to wood sourced from plantations, which are specifically established for commercial purposes. Plantations involve the cultivation of trees in designated areas, ensuring a sustainable supply of wood products. The certification encourages the responsible management and utilization of plantation resources.
SVLK promotes a robust system for tracking wood products throughout the supply chain. This ensures transparency and allows buyers to verify the origin and legality of the wood they purchase. Traceability reduces the risk of illegal timber entering the market and promotes accountability in the forestry sector.
Furthermore we are proud to be Seed Partners with Eden Reforestation Projects. For every order placed with us, including orders for Tender Leaf Toys, we are committed to planting 10 trees with Eden in areas around the world badly affected by deforestation.
We have teamed up with the Eden Projects who supports our aims and values.
Eden Projects are now recognised as one of the most effective re-forestation projects on the planet.
By focussing on areas of high unemployment they have created 3,500 jobs in some of the hardest hit places in the world: Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia and Mozambique.
The scheme to, “hire a village and plant a forest” has already led to the planting of 250 million trees, and ensured an income for hard pressed people.
Buy with confidence
It’s good to know that when you buy a toy for your child, not only are you giving a lasting gift to inspire their imagination, you are actively helping to ensure their future, and ensure a fair wage for poverty stricken communities across the world.
Join us and help achieve the goal of 100 million new trees every year. Check out the Eden Project.
Thanks to you , our lovely customers, we have now planted over 80,000 trees and the number is growing every day, help us to reach our own goal of a million trees!