CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“EcoPlanet is a true example of conscious capitalism”. This is the official motivation that lead the American based company, EcoPlanet Bamboo Group and its CEO Troy Wiseman to victory of the IAIR SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS 2013 as Best Company for Sustainability (special category, North America). The ceremony was held on 4th October in Milan at the Italian Stock Exchange with 400 people and more than 50 companies in attendance.
“For its leadership as a global developer of commercial bamboo plantations, always following sustainable environmental and social development. Reducing emissions from deforestation and creating job for third-world communities, it has been able to reach important financial rewards, becoming a true example of conscious capitalism”.
Financial Returns & Environmental Impact
“We are honored to have been recognized for our commitment to conscious capitalism and the deliverance of truly triple bottom line returns. Although sustainability is deeply built into our corporate culture, our goal is to set an example for companies within the forestry and timber industry globally to follow suit. IAIR's award independently validates our belief that businesses don’t have to choose between earning strong financial returns or maximizing social & environmental impact. With the right commitment, execution and focus, you can do both” says Troy Wiseman, CEO of EcoPlanet Bamboo.
Future Projects & Sustainability
EcoPlanet Bamboo is on the cusp of a second phase of expansion. Having cemented the lessons learnt through the development of its first 10,000 acres, into well defined best management practices, the company is now moving towards the development of larger scale, 100,000 acre plantations, for dedicated fiber production. The first of these, expected to be underway in Q1 of 2014, is planned for Indonesia.
“Sustainability means the incorporation of economic, environmental and social values into the culture of an organization, towards a goal that neither negatively impacts our world's finite resources, or diminishes the unique value of its people, but in contrast can endure indefinitely”, comments Troy Wiseman.
About EcoPlanet Bamboo
EcoPlanet Bamboo is the largest owner and operator of commercial bamboo plantations outside of China. With bamboo plantations currently located in Central America and Southern Africa, it aims to become the leading provider of bamboo products and raw materials to manufacturing Companies in the US, Europe and Middle East regions.
The video reportage of EcoPlanet Bamboo’s victory can be watched here: http://www.iaireview.org/scheda_video.php?id=16