2007 Finalist Projects


Maderas Para La Paz - COLOMBIA

The Peace Woods timber company was set up by eight ex-combatants to provide a decent living for themselves and others like them. By keeping former militiamen out of trouble; by offering a way out for those still involved in Colombia’s various militias; and by uniting one-time enemies under the same banner, the company can genuinely claim to be furthering the cause of peace in Colombia. Peace Woods specialises in kiln-dried timber and parts for wooden furniture. The wood is sustainably harvested in strict conformance with international Forest Stewardship Council environmental standards, making Peace Woods a force for environmental as well as social good.

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