UK boatbuilder Sunseeker International says it has been made aware of a press statement issued by the European Investigation Agency (EIA) that suggests Sunseeker is using teak in its boat production which is known to be in breach of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR).
Sunseeker says it is not aware of any breach of the EUTR nor is it regulated by them.
“Sunseeker has not received a notice from any recognised enforcement authority of a breach of the EUTR within the company’s direct or indirect supply chain, relating to the procurement of teak or any other products,” says a statement issued today.
“Sunseeker is a socially responsible manufacturer and committed to ethical business practice. We regularly undertake supply audits of our teak supply chain to ensure it is responsibly sourced and would never knowingly use teak which is not."
In light of the EIA report, Sunseeker says it will further investigate the procurement of its teak through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to obtain the facts, and it will make appropriate action, if required to do so.