Building for the next generation
At the very heart of our business is the ideal that we are building for the next generation. In order for us to do this, we don’t only focus on the value we are creating for our shareholders, but also on our impact on the planet, the environment we operate in and the communities that we serve.
We believe sustainable development is fundamental to our success. Our strategic approach enables us to better respond to the key risks and opportunities associated with challenges which include resource scarcity, degradation of ecosystems and climate change.
As well as complying at all times with regulations that govern our environmental impact, each business unit has the goal of reducing environmental impact. Our plantations are managed according to strict principles which ensure the long term, economic, operational, environmental and social sustainability of these farms.
Operating in South Africa, the role that we play in community development is of particular importance to us. Our forests and mills are largely located within rural areas, focussing our attention on these communities; up-skilling individuals as well as creating employment. The company provides meaningful employment to well over 2000 people.
We believe that these actions not only strengthen our business, but result in having a positive impact on our communities and the people within them.