Developed by: Tornator
The environmental legitimacy of using wood in construction is reliant on a thriving and sustainable forestry sector, and Tornator in Finland are demonstrating how to put environmental responsibility at the heart of their forestry strategy. The firm is the third largest landowner in Finland, managing more than 674,000 hectares of forest and has made the unusual step of becoming double certified as PEFC and FSC compliant. Tornator has sought to minimise emissions throughout its supply chain, which amount to just 0.05% of their forests carbon sequestration capacity. Additionally, a leadership training programme has been introduced to ensure that the values of environmental responsibility are engrained throughout the organisation.
Climate smart forestry is a first priority in Tornator’s long term strategy, utilising resources sustainably, increasing carbon sequestration and protecting precious habitats and biodiversity. To ensure the longevity of their forests, annual growth exceeds felling, meaning that each year the forests are growing by 5.5m3 per hectare. A growing forest stock combined with silviculture and forest fertilisation methods result in healthy forests with increasing carbon storage capacity. Tornator’s lands are also home to a great amount of wildlife, which is rigorously monitored and safeguarded, with hundreds of acres set aside each year for conservation.