Sustainable and Ethical Ukulele Manufacturing

We deeply care about our planet. Deforestation, habitat degradation and climate change are issues we actively invest in through employing corporate social responsibility. Please read below to learn more about what we are doing to reduce our environmental impact.

  1. In 2021, we became an official business partner with One Tree Planted

  2. We plant 5 trees in Indonesia for every ukulele sold!

  3. This helps to offset the carbon emissions and environmental impact of ukulele manufacturing

  4. In our first year of business, we donated the funds required to plant 200 trees in Indonesia

  5. We only use Australian made bio-degradable bubble wrap

  6. We send all of our ukuleles through Australia Post's carbon neutral MyPost Business delivery service 

 

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Why Indonesia?

For starters, Pono ukuleles are made in Indonesia! Although, Pono are a very environmentally considerate ukulele company, employing their own corporate social responsibility, we have a part to play to. We believe playing our part is supporting much needed re-forestation where our products are sourced from! A bit about Indonesia:

 

Indonesia’s forests are some of the most biodiverse on the planet, home to between 10-15 percent of the world’s known plants, mammals, and birds. Despite this, in the last 50 years, more than 74 million hectares of rainforest have been lost here — an area twice the size of Germany. Drivers of deforestation in Indonesia vary from logging, agricultural expansion and operations like mining, and infrastructure expansion. However, by far the greatest threat to Indonesia’s forests comes from conversion of land to palm oil plantations - one of the main ingredients in our soaps, detergents, and makeup.

Deforestation shrinks the habitat of native species like orangutans and diminishes a source of shelter, food, and livelihood for millions of people. It’s also bad news for carbon emissions. Peatlands, such as those across Indonesia's lowland rainforests, store a whopping 35 billion tons of carbon. When bulldozed and replaced with plantations, thousands of tons of harmful carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, contributing to greenhouse gases and increasing the risk of forest fires. 

Click here to learn more about what One Tree Planted are doing in Indonesia