Pulp and paper sector

The South African forestry, timber, pulp, paper and furniture sector industry is at the forefront of environmental conservation and is currently a world leader in practising sustainable forest management (SFM) with no less than 80% of its plantation area being certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as being managed in a responsible and sustainable manner.

Besides economic benefits for the economy, the forestry, timber, pulp, paper and furniture sector plays a huge role in terms of the upliftment of rural communities through the provision of jobs and social infrastructure, including clinics, schools, crèches and sports and recreational facilities.