Social Reponsibility

Local Communities

We also support various communities, groups and institutions within the communities in which we operate. Our support includes donations and sponsored programmes.

Reforestation for Environmental Reasons

reforestationTrees and forests are a critical piece to global environmental health. Trees have the ability to absorb greenhouse gases through processes like carbon sequestration that have a positive impact on climate change.

In addition, most forests provide environmental benefits such as wildlife habitat and watershed protection. Therefore, maintaining forests at levels able to sustain their roles is a major goal of reforestation.

Understanding the impact of man's activities on the earth's climate has gained considerable attention over the past two decades. JCML put resources to help fight the climate change.

Afforestation

sustainable-forestryForests need help to re-establish themselves because of environmental factors. For example, once forest cover is destroyed in arid zones, the land may become dry and become inhospitable to new tree growth. Other factors include overgrazing by livestock, especially animals such as goats, cattleā€™s and over-harvesting of forest resources. Together these may lead to desertification and the loss of topsoil; without soil, forests cannot grow until the long process of soil creation has been completed - if erosion allows this.

In some tropical areas, forest cover removal may result in a duricrust or duripan that effectively seal off the soil to water penetration and root growth. In many areas, reforestation is impossible because people are using the land. In other areas, mechanical breaking up of duripans or duricrusts is necessary, careful and continued watering may be essential, and special protection, such as fencing, may be needed.
 
Reforestation can provide other benefits in addition to financial returns, including restoration of the soil, rejuvenation of local flora and fauna, and the capturing and sequestering of 38 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare per year.

The reestablishment of forests is not just simple tree planting. Forests are made up of a diversity of species and they build dead organic matter into soils over time. A major tree-planting program in a place like this would enhance the local climate and reduce the demands of burning large amounts of fossil fuels for cooling in the summer. Reforestation in climate change mitigation.

Forests absorb carbon dioxide through their photosynthesis cycle, and by using this idea, increasing forests with reforestation and discouraging deforestation will help mitigate global warming. Forest ecosystems are especially important to the global carbon cycle in two ways. First, they are responsible for moving around three billion tons of anthropogenic carbon every year. This amounts to about 30% of all carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels. Second, forest ecosystems are terrestrial carbon sinks in that they store large amounts of carbon which accounts for as much as double the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
      
Canadell and Raupach (2008) believe that there are four major strategies available to mitigate carbon emissions through forestry activities: increase the amount of forested land through a reforestation process; increase the carbon density of existing forests at a stand and landscape scale; expand the use of forest products that will sustainably replace fossil-fuel emissions; and reduce carbon emissions that are caused from deforestation and degradation.

Trees in tropical climates have, on average, larger, brighter, and more abundant leaves than non-tropical climates. The advantage of planting trees in a tropical setting is the quicker growth rate due to the longer rainy seasons. There is no need for the trees to hibernate and can therefore grow year-round.
 
A study of the girth of 70,000 trees across Africa has shown that tropical forests are soaking up more carbon dioxide pollution than previously realized. The research suggests almost one fifth of fossil fuel emissions are absorbed by forests across Africa, Amazonia and Asia.

A positive example would be reforestation projects in tropical regions, which would lead to a positive biophysical change such as the formation of clouds. These clouds would then reflect the sunlight, creating a positive impact on climate mitigation.

Joinery Craft and Moulding Ltd. is concerned about the climate changes and the continuance of our forests that is why we find our reforestation projects help to make a better tomorrow, in partnership with Ondo State Government.
 
Sustainable Forestry
Because the survival of a timber processing company depends largely on sustainable forest resources, we do not lurk in the conservation of our forest reserves/concessions. Our success is founded on the principle that only collaborative action will result in significant change. As a result, we work closely with local peoples, F.S.D., regional, national and international conservation groups and companies to ensure that our practices are sustainable.

This is evidenced by our forest certification program, which ensures that all our forest operations meet Sustainable Forest Management Standards (i.e. environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable).

Community education programs have also been embarked upon to curtail all illegal chainsaw activities within our operational areas. We seek to ensure that in the very near future, our customers and other consumers of our products are buying from a source that complies with sustainable forest management practices and thereby providing an incentive for responsible forest management.