Reforestation in the Amazon

Investing In Mining Areas

By donating 5% of our earnings to an agroforestry project in the Peruvian Amazon, Syllucid supports local farmers with an income while healing the Amazon's vital ecosystem. It's a key step towards our goal to create sustainable supply chains and to stop the destruction caused by illegal mining.

Electronic supply chains are global and opaque. As a consequence miners are not paid a fair share and there is very little accountability and oversight where those minerals come from and under what conditions they are mined.

Little attention is being paid to how mining for our electronics is affecting the environment. Out of a lack of opportunities, as a consequence of forced labour, or simply to make a living, miners are digging for gold and other minerals in ecosystems that are already being destroyed on a large scale: tropical rainforests in South America, Africa and Asia.

This is why, next to working with Fairtrade to pay gold miners a fair share, we also partner with the PUR Projet to plant trees in an agroforestry project in the Amazon.

Investing in reforestation in an agroforestry project has two distinct benefits. The reforestation work contributes to healing an ecosystem that is being devastated by mining. At the same time, it supports the local economy by providing farmers with an additional income from FSC® – certified timber that is sustainably harvested. This way we can invest in reforestation, while also helping local farmers to earn a decent income.

An area in the Peruvian Amazon where illegal gold mining has damaged the environment

Why Agroforestry

We are part of the Fairtrade Goldsmith Scheme, and buy Fairtrade Gold from certified sources. We chose Fairtrade Gold for the Syllucid Charge supply chain because of the serious problems in gold supply chains. Buying Fairtrade Gold is the first step of a series of interventions that we are taking to make a fairer and more sustainable supply chain.

This Is Where We Plant Trees

We are investing in an agroforestry project in Peru – a country that is particularly hit by gold mining in rainforest areas. To make this possible, we are investing 5% of our sales profits of the Syllucid Charge into reforestation and agroforestry with our project partner PUR Projet. Every cable sold is a contribution to this project.

The project JUBILACIÓN SEGURA was initially pioneered with partners such as Ecosia and supports 2,663 farmers of Fairtrade and organic coffee. With the help of other partners, PUR Project has already reforested 2,671 hectares. With the contributions from the first 10k sales of our cables, we can plant another 3,000 trees and support the generation of income for those farmers and families.