Sustainability is 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.

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Forest Stewardship Council® Certification

Forest Enterprises is the manager of forests owned in New Zealand by Wairarapa Estate Limited and Norsewood Estate Limited in the lower North Island, and Southland Estate Limited in Southland.

Forest Enterprises has Forest Stewardship Council® Forest Management certification (FSC® C131650) for forests owned by Wairarapa Estate Limited (10,000+ hectares) and Southland Estate Limited (600+ hectares) 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 Forest Management Plans for these estates which 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 following Forest Management Plans at the links below. You can also read Forest Enterprises’ latest Estate Monitoring Report at this link.

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