ESG considerations and their corresponding impact on the sustainability of our business are both critical to and tightly integrated within every aspect of our strategic decision-making. Our Board of Directors provides direct oversight of our ESG policies and the integration of ESG factors.
As a natural resource company that has operated its lands dating back nearly a century, and with the acquisition of Pope Resources, dating back to the mid-1800s, we’ve learned a lot over the years about managing sustainably to protect the interests of all stakeholders.
We’ve also borrowed heavily from our decades of experience in New Zealand, where the Māori term “Kaitiakitanga,” which translates to guardianship and protection, embraces the concepts of ESG and the broader duty of care with respect to people, the land, and our business.
Our strategic planning efforts look out over multiple future rotations of trees within our forests, taking us well into the next century. As we bring this very long-term mind-set to managing our forestry assets, we also approach our business with the long-term interests of all our stakeholders at heart.
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