MFM (NZ) is committed to the concept that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable and that all employees deserve the right to return home from work safe and healthy. Safety is the responsibility of every employee, and MFM (NZ) recognizes that this responsibility must be shared among management, employees, and contractors. All personnel working for or with MFM (NZ) accept these responsibilities and are empowered to suspend any activity they reasonably believe is unsafe or cannot be continued in a safe manner.Watch the video
We've been providing sustainable plantation management services in New Zealand since 2004, and we're passionately committed to providing a safe working environment and responsible stewardship on the properties we manage.
Manulife Investment Management is committed to managing our clients’ forests sustainably and responsibly. It's our goal to protect the future productivity of the land and ensure that the soil, water, biodiversity, and community values of the forests we manage are maintained or improved over time. In 2021, Hancock Natural Resource Group adopted the Manulife Investment Management brand. In New Zealand, our forest operations now operate under Manulife Investment Management Forest Management (NZ) Ltd (MFM (NZ))—formerly Hancock Forest Management New Zealand Ltd).
As of December 31, 2021, we manage over 213,000 hectares (527,000 acres) of plantation forests on behalf of three clients. Our clients’ forests are located in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui), and Hawke’s Bay regions.
Safety is a core value at MFM (NZ). To us, nothing is more important than providing a safe working environment, and no business objective will take priority over health and safety.
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Sustainable management of natural resources
We're committed to managing our clients’ forests sustainably and responsibly. It’s our goal to protect the future productivity of the land and ensure long-term maintenance and improvement of the soil, water, biodiversity, and community values of the forests we manage. We believe that working constructively with our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate is crucial to our enduring success.
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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not-for-profit organization established in 1994. Its mission is to “promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.” FSC has a set of 10 principles and associated criteria that apply internationally. MFM (NZ) has been certified to FSC standards since 2004. To remain FSC certified, we're audited annually by independent auditors accredited to the FSC.
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The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) is an international nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. PEFC works throughout the entire forest supply chain to promote good practice in forestry and ensure that timber and nontimber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social, and ethical standards.
PEFC endorses national forest certification systems that are developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. In New Zealand, the PEFC-endorsed standard is AS/NZS 4708. The standard is administered by Standards NZ and was assessed and endorsed by the PEFC in 2015.
We employ approximately 90 staff based in four locations across New Zealand—Tauranga, Tokoroa, Rotorua, and Whangārei. We also have a contractor base of more than 1,000 people. Our staff is involved in a wide variety of forest management functions, including harvesting, engineering, silviculture, forest health, mapping and resource analysis, health and safety management, environmental management, accounting, finance, and sales and marketing.
Forester - Tokoroa (perferred)/Rotorua Harvesting forester - Rotorua Harvesting manager - Rotorua
Our employees are our most valuable asset and are key to our reputation and success. We aim to provide a safe workplace where they're fully engaged and provided with the opportunity to maximize their performance and overall contribution to the business.
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