The Benefits of Forestry for the Environment
Forestry is a long-term industry and the company has a commitment to manage its activities and impact on the environment. Only 58% of the company’s landholding is made up of plantation forestry. The remainder consists of indigenous forest (12%), grassland (10%), riparian zones (10%) and other vegetation types (10%). The company is a custodian for this land. Careful planning ensures catchment management, which promotes water quality. By trapping carbon and releasing oxygen, trees also provide a sink to reduce carbon levels in the environment and combat climate change. By not using indigenous forests commercially, the company protects an important habitat for fauna and flora species.