Forestry Corporation is committed to the implementation of Ecologically Sustainable Forest Management (ESFM) principles. We manage one of the most sustainable resources in the world, balancing society's needs for products and services, such as timber and recreational opportunities, with the needs of forest ecosystems.
Forest Management System
Our FMS is the framework of policies, processes and procedures that we use to ensure we undertake the forest activities required to achieve sustainable forest management. The FMS encapsulates a system of monitoring, audit and management review that allows for continuous improvement and adaptive management. The FMS ensures we have:
- appropriate operational controls to ensure we conduct activities in a way that minimises the impacts
- a process to capture and resolve things if they go wrong, or if improvements are suggested
- monitoring and auditing of what we do and how we do it; and
- strong management performance reviews.
The FMS is summarised in our Forest Management Plans.
The Forest Management Policy commits Forestry Corporation to conserve and advance a range of forest values such as biodiversity, forest productivity and the ability of forests to act as carbon sinks, in keeping with the principles of ecologically sustainable forest management. The policy is delivered through the Forest Management System.
Forestry Corporation's Forest Management Plans present the scope and strategic management objectives for our forests. They describe the forest estate and values to be managed, provide the rationale for harvesting rates, describe and provide the rationale for silvicultural regimes, and refer to relevant operating conditions and controls for specified activities. These plans are periodically reviewed with stakeholder input.
Resource and waste management
Through the Forest Management Policy Forestry Corporation is committed to minimising the generation of waste and providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. In addition, under the Responsible Wood Standard (AS4708:2021), Forestry Corporation is committed to minimising greenhouse gas emissions. Fuel and energy use is reported in our Sustainbility Report.