As a science-based natural resource company with a long heritage, Rayonier was examining environmental impacts long before they became of significant concern to most industries. Environmental protection is embedded into our operations and extends to every facet of our business.
Forests provide many benefits like beautiful landscapes, wildlife habitat, recreation or raw materials for building products.
Our working forests provide long-term value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. We voluntarily subscribe to forestry certification programs, which require that we manage our forests sustainably. In the U.S., Rayonier’s 2.4 million acres of timberlands are certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), a program that includes independent third-party audits of our practices. In New Zealand, Rayonier-managed forests are all certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible forest management.
We also adopt state-specific Best Management Practices designed to maintain a healthy balance between forest resource use and the protection of other natural resources, including water quality, aquatic habitat and the overall health of stream ecosystems.
Everything we do is centered on the strategic, responsible use of our time, our talent and our resources. By focusing on operational execution, we meet global demand for our products while generating value for our shareholders.
Through the constant evaluation and improvement of our processes, we continue to implement methods that reduce operating costs, utilize clean, renewable energy, and safely increase productivity to consistently produce a reliable supply of high-quality products for our customers.
Rayonier is committed to being a responsible corporate neighbor.
Through the expansion and retention of workforce talent, our economic contributions cascade throughout our communities in many ways – from taxes and wages to shopping and charitable activities. We also reinvest in the community through employee-led volunteer efforts.