B Impact Report

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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods

Timber & Eco-Assets
Certified Since: June, 2013
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Sector: Agriculture/Growers

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137.8

The B Impact Scores are being compared against all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) has found a way to occupy the sweet spot where “doing good” meets “doing well” by planting rare high value endemic koa trees on Hawaii Island. Some trees are planted for investors for eventual harvest, while others—“Legacy Trees”—are planted to permanently reforest the land, sequester carbon, advance science and inspire environmental awareness. The “For Harvest” model has many supporters, and for good reason.

What people may not realize, however, is that the economic benefit to society by not harvesting the tree is just as compelling. Over a 50-year lifetime, one single tree generates $31,250 worth of oxygen, provides $62,000 worth of air pollution control, recycles $37,500 worth of water, and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion. Furthermore, each tree is equipped with a proprietary state-of-the-art RFID geo-tagging system, which electronically tracks each individual tree in the forest.

HLH has been actively building strategic alliances with green minded companies and associations to further the cause of the koa restoration project. With these organizations, HLH has planted more than 200,000 trees in just four short years. In addition, their Legacy Tree sponsorship program supports more than 240 charities worldwide.

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