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Certification

HVP have a vision of respecting our communities and having them value us. For this to occur we need to get better at telling our story of economic growth and community support. Our staff identify with the adage ‘We do the right thing when no-one is watching.’ This resonates with us, it is a true reflection of the often misunderstood role of the Australian forester. We are conservationists! We love forests, we live in forests, and we depend on a healthy and sustainable environment to work, earn and live. Yet misconceptions remain. Certification systems provide an independent, third party assessment of our business and operational performance so the public, customers, neighbours, even our investors can have confidence that we are doing the right thing.

HVP believe we do things well, but we are always looking to do them even better. The environment social and business certification systems we comply with help us to continually improve our systems and practices, ultimately benefiting the environment and our communities. Further information regarding the certifications we have achieved and maintain are below. Copies of certification audit summary reports are available for FSC® on the FSC® certificate search and for Responsible Wood on request, as well as the latest reports provided here.

Certifications

Forest Stewardship Council®

HVP Plantations is the first forestry company in Australia to be awarded international Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification.

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Australian Forestry Standard

HVP has achieved Responsible Wood forest certification making it the first forest company in Australia to have achieved dual certification. Responsible Wood is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

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Programme For The Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes

The PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification.

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Monitoring

HVP Certification monitoring results on June 30th for the financial year 2018/2019.

Date of last FSC Certification audit 2018
Date of last AFS Certification audit 2019

FSC Certification

HVP Commitment to FSC Principles and Criteria and Business Integrity

HVP Plantations (HVP) makes the following commitments regarding FSC:

  • HVP has been certified to the FSC standard for more than 15 years and as such demonstrates a long-term commitment to adhere to the FSC Principles and Criteria and applicable FSC Policies and Standards, in the Management Unit.
  • HVP will not offer or receive bribes in money or any other form of corruption, and
  • HVP shall comply with anti-corruption legislations and principles.
  • HVP have their financial systems audited to ensure compliance with financial standards

Stephen Ryan – CEO HVP Plantations. November 2019

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