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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.

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Sustainable Forestry – Guardians of the land

RMF forests provide a range of habitats for many different species, enabling huge biodiversity.  Acacia Farmery talks about some of the special inhabitants that call RMF forests their home.

Our carbon footprint

Trees are the lungs of our 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 Sequestering

A demonstration of how trees store carbon.

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Rayonier Carbon Report 2022
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Rayonier Sustainability Report 2022
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Forest Certification

As a measure of its environmental management, Rayonier Matariki Forests subscribe to two independent forest certification schemes, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Standards (PEFC).

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

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Public summary of our management activities

Learn about how we manage our forests. View our holdings.

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Environmental and Sustainability Policy
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Forest Stewardship Council®

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

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC does this by setting environmental, economic and socially responsible standards for FSC certified forests enabling forest owners of FSC certified forests to label forest products as being sourced from environmentally responsible forests.

For more information, visit FSC.

Click here to view a copy of Rayonier Matariki Forest's FSC Public Report (2020).

Click here to view a copy of Rayonier Matariki Forest's FSC Certificate.

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Standards

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Standards (PEFC) is a leading global alliance of forest certification systems dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. PEFC works with local organisations to advance responsible forestry and to demonstrate their responsible practices to consumers and end-users. PEFC is the world's largest certification system with over 300 million hectares of forest area certified.

For more information, visit PEFC.

Click here to view a copy of Rayonier Matariki Forest's PEFC Public Report (2020).

Click here to view a copy of Rayonier Matariki Forest's PEFC Certificate.