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Sustainable Forestry & Environmental Management Policy

Rayonier is committed to managing our forests for sustainable timber production in order to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. We practice a land stewardship ethic that integrates the reforestation, managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees as an economic enterprise with the conservation of natural resources and energy, wildlife and fish habitats, and aesthetics.

This policy applies to Rayonier and its subsidiaries.

Rayonier’s management practices commit to:

  • Third-party certification of our production timberlands under either the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) or the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) forest management standards, which are recognized and endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™).
  • Make publicly available our external certification audit results.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, and related environmental laws and regulations.
  • Continually improve our environmental performance and the practice of managing natural resources responsibly, as monitored by our Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Establish targets and objectives to monitor our resource efficiency, environmental processes, and performance.
  • Purchase responsibly sourced paper products.
  • Continually improve our environmental awareness to reduce emissions, releases, and waste.
  • Achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.
  • Provide training and educational opportunities for employees, as necessary to achieve the practice of sustainable forestry and understanding the impacts of work activities on the environment.
  • Foster transparent relationships with our stakeholders, which include: employees, contractors, and shareholders; industry associations and partners; university and industry cooperatives; state and federal agencies; adjacent landowners and tribal authorities; and the surrounding communities in which we operate, on collaborative solutions and best practices, and material environmental impacts.

The U.S. Forest Resources business and each such foreign business is required annually to report to the Chief Executive Officer regarding its compliance with this policy.

Owner: Counsel, Environmental Affairs

Approved by: Doug Long, Executive Vice President & Chief Resource Officer




Number: 6.3  |  Effective 12/17/2014  |  Revised 01/12/2024

 

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