Socially beneficial

Socially beneficial forest management helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits and also provides strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans.

Forest pedagogy

Recognizing Indigenous Peoples' rights

Forest managers must identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ rights of land ownership, use of land, and access to resources the land may provide.

Forest activity cleaning

Supporting local communities

Improving the living standards of local communities that rely on forests for a living is a way to contribute to rural development.

Workers in forest

Improving working conditions

Responsible forest management must ensure all legal requirements when it comes to workers health and safety, education, right to establish workers' organisations, etc.

Forest worker

Employing locally

When possible, responsible forest management should ensure that forestry-related jobs are offered locally in order to address unemployment on the ground.

Forest manager worker

Ensuring gender and race equality

Job opportunities must be open to both women and men of all races under the same conditions, and women shall be encouraged to participate actively in all levels of employment.

Public consultation

Consulting the public

Affected public must always be able to express their opinion when it comes to the management of public goods such as forest ecosystems.