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Policy and practice

is one of the Forest Products Commissions's (FPC) key guiding principles, enshrined in the   and the .

The principles of sustainable forest management are imbedded in the culture of the FPC. It is our aim to ensure that future generations are endowed with a healthy, productive and valuable forest estate. Our vision is to grow strong, viable and sustainable forest industries for the future wellbeing of all Western Australians.

Our commitment to continuous improvement and management planning are integral to our everyday operations and activities. The FPC’s continual improvement of its sustainable forest management system is recognised through certification by internally recognised standards for sustainable forest management.

亚慱体育appTo achieve this, we need to have rigorous policies and practices in place to ensure that the environment is at the forefront of everything we do.

Forest management policy

The FPC has a strong forest management policy which is tightly integrated into all our operations and commits, in conjunction with other agencies, to providing the resources required to fulfil policy commitments.

亚慱体育appOur policy objectives include:

  • 亚慱体育appMaintain a forest management system that is externally certified to IS0 14001 and the Australian Forestry Standard (AS4708).

  • 亚慱体育appMaintain planning, implementation, monitoring and audit systems, supported by regular reviews and an effective reporting system.

  • 亚慱体育appSet objectives and targets to ensure a continuous improvement approach to both management performance and managing environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts and outcomes including the prevention of pollution.

  • Operate in accordance with relevant Commonwealth and State Government legislation, as well as applicable codes, standards and other requirements that apply to the FPC’s operations.

  • 亚慱体育appEnsure there are no planted genetically modified trees within forests managed by FPC.

  • 亚慱体育appSustain the contribution to the global carbon cycle.

  • Clearly define forest management responsibilities.

  • Train staff and contractors in good forest management practices.

  • 亚慱体育appLiaise with internal and external stakeholders on forest management issues and performance.

  • Provide resources appropriate to the nature, scale and impact of the forest activities.

Governing policy and practices

The FPC is bound by and adheres to a wide range of policies and practices, both external and internal, which specify how our operations are to be conducted.

亚慱体育appAll these governing policies and practices are based around the principles of , and each is reviewed regularly in line with community values and evolving knowledge.

The Plantations Code亚慱体育app provides goals and guidelines to public and private plantation managers so that they are economically competitive and sustainable, and are consistent with other resource management objectives.