VicForests Sets Out Roadmap for FSC Controlled Wood
5 October 2018
VicForests, today, released the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) audit report (May 2018) and reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing certification of FSC Controlled Wood standard.
In conjunction with the results, VicForests released its FSC 2020: VicForests Controlled Wood Roadmap outlining the steps for VicForests to achieve its goal and address non-conformities raised in the audit.
VicForests will resubmit for certification of FSC Controlled Wood standard by 2020.
Deloitte Access Economics conducted a study in 2015 on the amount of economic activity generated a result of timber harvesting operations in the Central Highlands.
The results found that this activity generated $573 million dollars of economic activity and directly employed 2,117 full time equivalent workers, including 281 full time equivalent workers directly employed by VicForests and its contractors.
VicForests offers a variety of exciting and challenging careers in native forestry. Roles within the business range from planners and foresters who manage the day to day operations to ecology and technology experts that manage projects and innovations that drive forward the business in our current market.
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