ZRK Group has embarked on a novel initiative to bring sustainability and agro-forestry to the forefront. Pakistan is a forest poor country with only 5.7% of the area with forests which is why agro-forestry is an essential part of the forest industry as it enables sustainable agriculture income and purposeful production. It not only helps sustain and uplift the livelihood of our rural agro-economy but also helps the balance of trade by reducing the need for imports to cater to the needs in particle board manufacturing.
To highlight the importance of agro-forestry in Pakistan and the role ZRK Group is playing in preserving natural forests and growing Pakistan’s Green footprint, We at ZRK Group have partnered in a study conducted by the WWF that gives important insights on the opportunities for farmers, growth in the economy and sustainably catering to the needs of wood-based manufacturing industry in Pakistan.
ZRK is committed to sourcing all of its timber from responsibly managed forests. All of our manufacturing facilities have the capacity to produce products as per European standards. We aim to deliver the highest level of achievement as a standard across all our business functions. The result of which is a company that is responsive to dependable and dedicated customer service without compromising safety standards and the environment.
- ZRK is committed to sourcing all of its raw material form sustainable tree plantations and is the vanguard in promoting sustainable agroforestry across the industry.
- ZRK Group does not use Coniferous species nor Shisham from the plain areas in making MDF & particle boards (endorsed by the Pakistan Forest Institute).
- The MDF Industry plays a major role in encouraging farmers of plain areas and wastelands to plant more and more trees (endorsed by the Pakistan Forest Institute).
- Sustainable Agroforestry is a source of cash crop income for thousands of families in the rural areas of Pakistan.
- MDF Industry is protecting and conserving the natural forest of Pakistan by providing a substitute of timber for both the construction and furniture industry. The new continuous press plant is the only one of its kind in Pakistan and has the lowest carbon footprint in the Pakistan MDF Industry.