Maria Murliantini, Sunteak Alliance's owner, leads the charge towards legality in Indonesia’s furniture capital, Jepara. She was one of the inspiring speakers at the Good Wood Talks in Indonesia where she shared her experience as a leader in exporting only products made from verified legal teak to buyers in the EU.
Murliantini’s company is classed as medium-sized. It employs 100-150 workers on the factory floor, with more in busy periods. In 2011, it became one of the first Indonesian companies of its size to gain Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certification, showing it could trace its teak back to responsibly managed forests.
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(Image source: Robertus Pudyanto, EU FLEGT Facility)