As part of the wider Tasmanian forest industry, Sustainable Timber Tasmania was involved in the development of, and maintains its commitment to, two industry-wide charters - the Good Neighbour Charter and the Tourism and Forestry Protocol.
The commitments made in these documents are integrated into Sustainable Timber Tasmania's standard operating procedures.
Good Neighbour Charter
Representatives of the forestry industry signed a new Good Neighbour Charter aimed at promoting cooperation and increased communication by the industry with its neighbours and other stakeholders.
The charter was developed by Forestry Tasmania and the Forest Industry Association of Tasmania and was signed by representatives from Forestry Tasmania, Gunns Ltd, Norske Skog Boyer Mills, Timberlands Pacific, Forest Enterprises Australia and Great Southern Plantations.
It has also been endorsed by forestry, farming and tourism organisations and the Local Government Association of Tasmania.
Please access our Good Neighbour Charter in the tab below.
Tourism and Forestry Protocol 2017
The initial Tourism-Forestry Protocol Agreement was implemented in September 2003.
The 2017 Agreement brings together the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania, Forest Industries Association of Tasmania, Sustainable Timber Tasmania and the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association in what is a key tool for building on Tasmania’s natural forestry and tourism opportunities and the shared responsibility for the tourism, forestry and agriculture sectors in making it work.
The Agreement seeks to put in place measures for the forestry industry to work with the tourism industry to develop and implement mutually beneficial outcomes that support both ongoing wood production and tourism growth.