SUSTAINABILITY
At Burroteka we are making the most out the sustainable teak market by leading the way towards better forests and better hardwood products for generations to come.
The Environment

Sustainability

Our priority is to provide high-quality wood, while also preserving the environment for future generations!

We are contributing to the world’s teak supply by providing high-quality lumber that is sustainably sourced from the heritage plantation on which we are built.

As one of the most efficient natural absorbers of atmospheric CO2, the environmental benefits of large-scale teak forestry are incalculable. According to the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Center, a single teak tree with a diameter of 20 centimeters can absorb 300,000 metric tons of atmospheric CO2 during its lifetime, making teak forestry one of the most sustainable forms of agribusiness on Earth. Our customers can be confident that they are receiving not only the highest quality product, but one that has a tremendously positive impact on the natural environment.

In recent decades, eco-conscious customers and savvy timber suppliers began to shun unsustainably sourced teak. While decreased demand did have the intended effect of reducing deforestation, it created two more problems in its wake. The first was that consumers still craving the classic look of teak had to rely on irregular suppliers that sourced from the black market. Likewise, communities that had once relied on teak as a cash crop suffered a huge economic blow. Thankfully for teak lovers and growers alike, this incredible wood is currently experiencing a renaissance, and customers around the world are currently seeking sustainably sourced teak. Furniture designers and architects are rediscovering the beauty, versatility, and durability of this tropical timber, using it in everything from boat decks to wall decor. This resurgence of interest is pushing suppliers to find trustworthy sources of teak, to ensure they can provide the premium quality customers expect without harming the rainforest in the process.

Thankfully for them, Burroteka’s state-of-the-art sawmill is located in northern Colombia, a country known for its stunning natural beauty and rich culture. We are excited to be leading the charge and hope you will join us on our journey!

In our 2018 Sustainability White paper you will find critical information regarding plantation sourced timber and it's impact on communities.
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Team Members
Dax Coone
Dax Coone
Board Member
Elkin Guzman
Elkin Guzman
Operator
Elcy Rocio Ibarra
Elcy Rocio Ibarra
Operator
Cesar Ruiz
Cesar Ruiz
Operator
Pedro Tirado
Pedro Tirado
Vehicle Operator
Wilder Tamara
Wilder Tamara
Vehicle Operator
Raul Rojas
Raul Rojas
Vehicle Operator
Rafael Sandoval
Rafael Sandoval
Operator
Orlando Lara
Orlando Lara
Timber Purchases Manager
Adelbert Lazay
Adelbert Lazay
General Manager
Oscar Baracaldo
Oscar Baracaldo
Product Manager