logoBC
Yaoundé - 11 July 2020 -
Environment

Cameroon: American Taylor Guitars moves to secure its supply with 20,000 tree planting project 

Cameroon: American Taylor Guitars moves to secure its supply with 20,000 tree planting project 
  • Comments   -   Tuesday, 02 July 2019 13:43

(Business in Cameroon) - Since 2016, Crelicam, subsidiary of American acoustic guitar manufacturer Taylor Guitars, launched a project aimed at planting 20,000 ebony trees by 2021 in Cameroon.

According to Barbara Wight (photo), Crelicam’s finance director, “Protecting this endangered species means protecting the music world... and (means) that the music coming from Cameroon’s forest will continue.”  She indicates that Taylor Guitars has been using Cameroonian ebony tree for more than 40 years to manufacture globally renowned acoustic guitars.

The investment is estimated at more than half a billion CFA Francs and, according to Barbara Wight, cited by Reuters, it will secure Taylor Guitars’ supply of ebony trees for the coming 1,000 years.  

The American group employs 60 Cameroonians. In 2014, via its local subsidiary Crelicam, it received the business excellence award. This yearly award is presented to American firms that play a key role around the world in terms of sustainable development, respect for human and employment rights, environmental protection, market liberalization, transparency and other democratic values.

BRM

cdc-reappears-on-the-list-of-banana-exporters-after-19-months-of-absence
Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), the country's second-largest employer after the public administration, exported 301 tons of banana in June 2020,...
camrail-transported-16-128-tons-of-fertilizer-for-coton-tchad-and-compagnie-sucriere-du-tchad-in-may-2020
Camrail, a subsidiary of Bolloré Railways and concessionaire of Cameroon’s railway network, indicates that, in May 2020, it transported 16,128 tons of...
cameroon-plans-to-inject-about-cfa98-bln-in-the-industry-and-services-sector-in-2021
In the framework of the 2021 finance law currently being drafted, the Cameroonian government plans to allocate a budget of CFAF 97.85 billion for the...
poultry-meat-and-beef-constituted-71-of-cameroon-s-meat-production-in-2019-bmn
In 2019, Cameroon produced a little over 107,000 tons of beef and 103,331 tons of poultry meat. According to a study on the strategic positioning of the...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n88: June 2020

Covid 19 Its impacts so far


Emmanuel de Tailly (SABC) : «Preserving jobs at all costs»


Investir au Cameroun n98 Juin 2020

Covid 19 Et maintenant, l’étendue des dégâts


Emmanuel de Tailly (SABC) : «Maintenir l’emploi coûte que coûte »