The New Zealand forest industry is based on renewable plantation forests. PF Olsen's environmental services to both forest and non-forest industries are recognised as a key area of expertise.
Competent management of the environmental effects of our operations is important, not only directly for the benefit of the ecosystems and species that develop or exist within forests but for the role the forests play in the wider ecological landscape. At PF Olsen we apply comprehensive management effort and attention to eliminating, or minimising, risks and ensuring forests and forestry remain positive contributors to the environment.
PF Olsen achieved ISO 14001 certification for their Environmental Management System (EMS) in July 1998 and have maintained that certificate ever since with no major corrective actions required.
The EMS is a systems-based approach to managing the environmental effects of forest operations and contains specific procedures designed to identify environmental constraints, specify measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts and generally ensure that soil, air, water and ecological values are maintained or enhanced. The system is strongly supported by a suite of electronic databases and management reporting features.
PF Olsen is committed to achieving high standards of environmental performance, (click here to see our voluntary self-reporting). To achieve this we:
A recent Independent Forestry Safety Review highlights the critical role and responsibilities of forest owners. In simple terms, forest owners have a legislative requirement to ensure that they have applied due care in ensuring that work done on their land, or in their forest, is done so in a safe and sustainable manner, in compliance with the law.
Click here to learn more about forest owner's Principal's Duties.