At Sonae Arauco, we have a very real understanding of forestry, logging and how certain sustainable practices can be mutually beneficial. We have dedicated ourselves to finding the most environmentally friendly business partners who grow wood using sustainable forestry practices.
Why do we feel forests are important?
Forests provide homes for about 70% of the planet‘s terrestrial animals and absorb up to 40% of human-produced fossil-fuel emissions. There is definitely no question as to the important role trees and forests play in our lives. It is important to consider the role these forests play in the day to day lives of surrounding communities, with nearly 1.6 billion people on the planet relying on forestry to support their livelihoods and their families.
What is sustainable forestry?
At Sonae Arauco, we support farmers who strive to create a mutually beneficial relationship between the forests they grow and the businesses they distribute to. We understand that sustainable forestry must mimic the natural pattern of disturbance and regeneration found in nature. These patterns benefit the forest, any animals living within them and the communities surrounding forests to support their livelihoods.
What steps need to be taken for a balanced relationship?
Sustainability is not easily achieved, but that is why it‘s vital to ensure the correct steps are taken so that balance can be achieved and both the natural and economic worlds of forestry both benefit. The forestry partners that we use to supply our materials follow a strict harvesting plan, ensuring that no more trees are cut down than are needed and that replacement trees are replanted, while still maintaining business quotas. The foresters we have chosen to work with support natural ecosystems and provide enough natural coverage so that the forest and any animals living in it are not adversely affected.
At Sonae Arauco, we believe that a better world can be achieved by ensuring the use of sustainable wood sources for the materials we need.
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