Statement of Corporate Intent


City Forests is committed to providing sustainable commercial returns to its shareholder through plantation forest ownership, production and harvesting activities while maintaining the long-term productive capacity of its land holdings and maximising the environmental and community benefits of Company activities.


City Forests’ forests are principally located in the Coastal Otago region, while the products produced from its activities are sold on local and international markets. The company's scope of activities includes expansion of opportunities in forest ownership and activities across the value chain.

The functions of City Forests are:

  • To own and manage a plantation forest resource.  To support and or participate in added value wood processing in Otago and Southland.
  • To optimise the economic return on investment from the company’s activities for the long-term benefit of the Company’s Shareholders.
  • To manage the forest asset and other resources in such a way as to ensure their long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability.
  • To ensure the safety, health and well-being of staff, contractors and visitors to the forest.

City Forests' specific Objectives include a long-term committment to maintaining well managed forests under international Forest Stewardship Council certification.

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