2.03.2014

Cameroon-based Guitar Manufacturers Honoured

By Kimeng NDUKONG, Cameroon Tribune, 02-02-2014

Taylor Guitars was rewarded by US authorities for harvesting the rare ebony wood sustainably.

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on January 29, 2014 in Washington DC, honoured musical instrument manufacturer, Taylor Guitars in Cameroon, for environmentally and socially-responsible sourcing, harvesting and milling the rare ebony wood. The event was attended by Cameroon’s Ambassador to the US, Bienvenu Foe-Atangana and the Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Yaounde, Gregory Thome.

Taylor Guitars in Cameroon’s environmental consciousness includes conserving ebony stocks by raising consumer awareness and enhancing local incomes by hiring 75 local workers at its Crelicam sawmill on the outskirts of Yaounde. According to a release from the US Embassy in Cameroon, Taylor Guitars has also been training workers to use state-of-the art equipment as well as promoting legal and policy reforms to improve transparency and traceability of logging permits in Cameroon and the respect of the rights and needs of other forest users.>>>

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