In New Zealand, we are certified as meeting the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standard for forest management.
Heather Arnold, Environmental Planner says that the international accreditation is confirmation that plantation forestry is a responsible business.
“Our forests are part of the landscape and continually interact with our environment and communities. Achieving the re-certification affirms that we are managing the land appropriately, with the future front of mind.”
The forests were found to comply with the internationally-agreed ’10 principles of responsible forest management’: upholding indigenous peoples’ rights; community and workers’ rights; maintaining high conservation value forests, and maintaining the ecosystem.
It’s vital to our company that we maintain our certification and aim to keep raising our standards. It allows us to demonstrate our commitment to responsible forest management practices and the renewable, environmentally beneficial credentials of our timber products.
* In New Zealand OneFortyOne forests are certified with FSC® as Nelson Forests