VARIETY WOODS & GREENHEART LTD. (VWL)
Variety Woods & Greenheart Ltd (VWL) is a Guyanese owned and operated Company that was registered on May 14, 1986. The Principal Executives of the company are Mr. Sheik (Monty) Niamatali MS and Mr. Rommel Niamatali. Mr. Sheik (Monty) Niamatali MS is the Chairman/Managing Director and a recipient of the prestigious National Award – the Medal of Service, for long and outstanding dedicated service in Sustainable Tropical Forest Management, Wood Utilization and marketing of forest products in the development of Guyana’s
Mr. Rommel Niamatali serves in the capacity as Executive Director, Forest Operations and Planning and oversees a spectrum of activities including full compliance with all Sustainable Forestry Management Practices and Policies relevant to governing institutions; the development of infrastructure – roads, crossings and bridges; and, building and fostering relationships with local and international clients.
The Company has for more than (25) years been in the forefront of promotion and marketing of Guyana’s hardwood timber and added-value products including various dimensional timber sections, decking, floorings, hydraulic sections, mouldings, marine piles etc. It has earned the distinction of exporting its products to all (6) continents across the globe. This accomplishment has been linked to the Company’s adherence to producing high quality products and reliability for delivery within time-scales mutually agreed between VWL and its customers.
In 2012 VWL became the first Guyanese owned timber company to attain a Verified Legal Origin (VLO) Statement of Certification from Rainforest Alliance – an Internationally Accredited Organization. The Company continues to manage its forest concessions in accordance with Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) practices. Apart from its Biodiversity Reserves – the company has further demonstrated its corporate commitment towards good environmental stewardship by voluntarily setting aside additional sections of its forest concessions for protection of the Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) and Giant River Otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). VWL is committed to supporting and upholding the socio-economic and sustainable development policies of the Government of Guyana. In particular,
VWL is working assiduously to improve the reputation of Guyana as a reliable producer of quality forestry products; to generate employment and develop the hinterland; to conserve biodiversity; and to sustainably utilize Guyana’s natural resources. The Company has a strong track record in providing safe and rewarding employment to Guyanese and in supporting socio-economic and rural development in the hinterland regions, especially in the education and health sectors.
VWL applauds the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest) for its pivotal role in supporting the Company for further development within Guyana’s Forestry Sector.
Article published in Invest Guyana Magazine 2015……