We make sure that future generations can make use of what we leave behind.
Sustainable Forest Management
Our forestry operations are driven by the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) procedures; both our contractors as well as our own field crews are trained in the different modules of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL), which plays a major role in SFM.
The forestry activities consist out of:
Felling and Skidding
of The logs
Skid Trail & Landing Planning, Flagging & Construction
Loading And Transport
of The Logs to Different Locations
Each activity is carried out based on the different procedures and rules of SFM; the Foundation of Forest Management and Production Control (SBB) is the forest authority in Suriname; they monitor the different forestry activities; where required, SBB carries out field inspections after which approvals are granted before the next activity can take place.
Not only are the forestry operations in compliance with the national law, an international audit team for the LegalSource certification carries out an annual check of the forestry and sawmill operations. The auditors are screening if the Greenheart activities are in compliance with not only the operational procedures and regulations (such as the Forest Act, 1992), but the company also has to follow other national laws such as the Labor Law, Health Insurance Law, etc.
Within our operations sustainable use of our natural renewable resource, the forest, is interconnected and carried out as much as possible; by doing this we are making sure that future generations can and will make use of what we leave behind.