HQPlantations commitment to good forest stewardship is derived from our investors, customers, the community and the personal value of our employees. To demonstrate this commitment, HQPlantations’ forest management systems, as described in its Forest Stewardship Plan, are independently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC-C107541) forest management standard and the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS). Both forest certification systems require HQPlantations to meet internationally-accepted criteria for sustainable forest management covering economic, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
Statements of certification
Defined forest areas
The Defined Forest Area (DFA) that HQPlantations manages totals 342,334 ha as at 30 June 2012 and comprises 299,676 hectares of Plantation Licence land and 35,875 hectares of freehold title land. The DFA includes both plantation production lands (62%) and custodial and infrastructure lands. (38%) The location of the defined forest area is displayed on the map below and maps located on the left side of this page, along with pdf files listing of plantation compartment numbers contained within the defined forest area.