Sustainability

One-third of the world's radiata forests are grown in New Zealand and we’re uniquely positioned to offer a sustainably managed plantation resource that is in strong demand around the world. Environmental protection and sustainability is embedded in our operations and extends to every facet of our business.

Our carbon footprint

Trees are the lungs of the planet, absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.

We are working on initiatives to offset and reduce carbon emissions, including the introduction of more fuel efficient harvesting machinery, using heavy purpose trucks so as to reduce the number of trucks on the road and using shipping companies that have modern, more fuel efficient vessels.

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Carbon Footprint Summary 2017

See how much carbon our forests store.

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Carbon Sequestering

A demonstration of how trees store carbon.

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Forest Certification

As a measure of its sustainable management, Rayonier Matariki Forests subscribes to an independent forest certification scheme, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

Principles contained in this standard are the foundation of our efforts to protect and grow sustainable forests and our customers can be confident that our logs come from responsibly harvested and verified sources.

 

Forest Stewardship Council

Rayonier Matariki Forests was among the first NZ forestry companies to achieve FSC accreditation in 1998 and we now hold FSC certification across all our regional operations.

Established in 1993, FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC does this by setting environmental, sustainable and socially responsible standards for FSC accredited forests on forest products, along with certifying forest products and labelling them as eco-friendly.

For more information, visit FSC.