Sustainable values are at the heart of our investments.

For forestry to be the viable, desirable inter-generational investment that it is, sustainable principles must guide everything we do as a professional manager.

We must be a responsible land manager, an environmental steward, a trusted business partner, a good neighbour, and a good employer.

Responsible Forestry FSC C131650

Forest Stewardship Council® Certification

Forest Enterprises manages over 35,000 hectares of forestry in the lower North Island of New Zealand.

Forest Enterprises has Forest Stewardship Council® Forest Management certification (FSC-C131650) for 15,000 hectares of forestry owned by Wairarapa Estate Limited and Norsewood Estate Limited which we manage.

The forests are managed in accordance with the FSC® standards for responsible forest management:

Environmentally Appropriate Protecting and maintaining natural communities and high conservation value forests.

Socially Beneficial Respecting the rights of workers, communities and tangata whenua.

Economically Viable Building markets, adding best value, and creating equitable access to benefits.

Forest Enterprises has developed Estate Management Plans for these forests. The plans outline our forestry operations and management procedures for safeguarding the environment, the forest asset and all stakeholders. At any time, you can read and download the Estate Management Plans at these links:


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