Sustainability

Environmental Responsibility - Good Business Sense

In common with governments and businesses around the world, Carter Holt Harvey faces challenging economic conditions; nonetheless, it recognises and accepts its duty to operate in an environmentally responsible manner and strive to improve performance wherever possible.

It is the company's policy to minimise the environmental impact of its operations by reducing material inputs including natural resources, by minimising waste and by maximising energy efficiency, thereby reducing the overall carbon footprint of the goods and services produced.

Carter Holt Harvey believes that practices minimising environmental impacts, including recycling and reducing consumption of non-renewable natural resources, make good environmental sense, are good for business and are fundamental to the forestry and wood products industry.

Corporate environmental responsibility simply makes good business sense.

A Fundamental Policy

Carter Holt Harvey recognises its responsibility to the environment and the need to sustain its quality for the benefit of future generations.

Accordingly, the company's employees are held accountable whatever their role or responsibility. The business culture is based on honesty and integrity and the management framework aims to embed these ethics. The company endeavours to positively engage with all stakeholders, and to contribute substantially to the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which it is involved.

Carter Holt Harvey's guiding principles, including for environmental care, are that it will:

  1. Identify, understand and effectively manage risks in the company's business;
  2. Use common tools, resources, training and systems;
  3. Build safety leadership and capability at all levels;
  4. Use relevant measures to drive progress; and
  5. Hold everyone accountable for his or her environmental responsibilities.

Environmental Responsibility