VicForests has announced its successful 3-year re-certification under the Responsible Wood standard.
An audit was conducted across the business in December 2018 and recommended VicForests re-certification highlighting its thorough workplace and contractor safety standards, contractor management and continued contribution to research.
Deloitte Access Economics Study Provides Insight into Economic Impact of Native Timber Industry
30 November 2018
VicForests, today, released a study by Deloitte Access Economics showing the economic impact of native forestry in Victoria.
Commissioned by VicForests, The Economic Impact of VicForests on the Victorian Community found the native timber industry generates significant revenues and supports thousands of jobs across regional Victoria.
VicForests Response to ABC Claims of Illegal Harvesting
21st November 2018
VicForests refutes claims made by ABC regarding illegal harvesting.
The ABC have based their story on a narrow interpretation of the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act 2004. Under the Act, VicForests must comply with the terms and information described in the Allocation Order as gazetted.
VicForests is confident its operations are consistent with the Allocation Order including the forest zoning scheme.
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.
VicForests - Forest Certification
Learn how native timber harvesting operations are certified in Victoria to ensure operations comply with internationally recognised environmental standards.
Protecting Biodiversity - pre-harvest surveys
Check out how VicForests protects biodiversity using techniques such as pre-harvest surveys to identify environmental elements in the forest.