RESPONSIBLE AND MODERN MANAGEMENT
We see the environmental aspect as an important and integral part of forestland investment and we genuinely believe that forestry investments can be an effective way of doing good for the environment.
Responsible and modern forest management can create not only value but also a number of environmental and social benefits. If properly managed, a forest portfolio generates increased volume year on year even if harvesting and profitable forestry operations are carried out. Trees and biomass continuously capture carbon during their growth process. Photosynthesis removes carbon from the atmosphere and increasing volumes of biomass can thus an effective of mitigating the effects of carbon emissions.
Throughout their growth cycle trees will inevitably be harvested and used for different purposes. Depending on the use, the carbon will be released at different rates, but in general, the cycle is relatively long.
Estimates show that a responsible use of land and forest assets, with the goal of maximizing volume growth, can be up to 4 times as effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, than compared to using the forest biomass purely as a carbon sink.
In addition, forestry generates social benefits in the form of rural investment and job creation in areas that normally would not attract investment to any larger extent. Of course we aim to have a positive impact on rural areas by being a responsible employer as well as demanding that all service providers maintain high standards in this as well as in environmental aspects.