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.
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.
As a measure of its environmental 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 well managed forests and our customers can be confident that our logs come from responsibly harvested and verified sources.
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.
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