At MainVue and Henley, we know that building homes takes both vision - and retrospection. We have learned this from our recent successes as well as the experiences drawn from a rich 320-year heritage - something our partners call the “Sumitomo Spirit.” It has taught us that balance and harmony with the earth and its resources is more important now than ever before.
Already, this reinforces the Sumitomo’s world-recognized “Project Earth” program which works to off-set all carbon emissions that go into the logging, production, manufacturing and building of each one of the 13,000 homes we build each year.
It has also solidified our mission to actively regenerate forests. In fact, Sumitomo reforests in one year an area that is equal to twice the total floor area of new homes we build and speculation homes we plan during that year. Our annual area planted is nearly 745 acres - with almost 300,000 indigenous trees - plus some fast-growing tree species. We use an “environmental plantation” for forest regeneration - and a separate “industrial plantation” that logs adult trees for building materials and furniture. Both are in a part of East Java in Indonesia. One area has been ravaged by volcano-caused forest fires leaving only grassland; the other uses land outside national forests that has been designated for this use and is supported by local workers for its preservation policies.
The result: This initiative contributes to regional revitalization by providing local employment opportunities as well as a stable source of income from the sale of timber.
It’s a long-term commitment. We plan to manage and cultivate these plantations until March 2026 - and it’s just one example of how MainVue and Henley value the importance of harnessing “the power of the forests” for a better future for all.