Sustainability Is Now
The overwhelming majority of Table Company wood, including all teak, acacia, and rosewood, comes from Thailand. The national and local environmental regulations in Thailand ensure that our wood is harvested in a sustainable manner. Unlike other companies that may "aspire" to sustainability by 2023, 2028, or some future and uncertain date, The Table Company primarily uses wood that is already from sustainable sources. The Table Company accomplishes what other businesses "aspire" to.
In Thailand, plantations are integrated into communities in which people live, work, and go to school. The owners and workers want desirable conditions – stable employment, a clean and safe environment where families can flourish. The Table Company puts its trust in the traditions of Thai timber harvesting. Those traditions have maintained a sustainable timber industry for a century and continue to show commitment to the long-term.
The Table Company's Broad Environmental Commitments
We recognize our environmental and ethical footprint, as well as our community needs. Having full control over all materials and stages of production, allows us to more precisely replace what we take. Whether it be planting trees, sponsoring tree-planting programs in remote mountain villages where illegal clear-cutting has resulted in erosion and environmental decay or building a new drinking water system for a local elementary school, we take our involvement seriously; consistently striving to give more than we take.