As a first forest company, we are committed to achieving net positive impact on biodiversity. We want to further develop modern forestry and create methods for biodiversity measurement, tailored for the forest sector. Our project is a collaborative initiative. We want to invite our expert stakeholders from academic world, authorities and NGOs to work together with us. This new biodiversity target is included to our 2030 responsibility targets.
Enhancing biodiversity is one of the strategic fundamentals of our modern forestry. By keeping forests full of life, forest growth and other ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, water purification and non-timber forest production can be safeguarded. Well-functioning and diverse forest ecosystems are healthy, productive and able to adapt to changing conditions. This makes biodiversity the basis for all forest bioeconomy.
We have had our biodiversity program in place for over 20 years. We have a long-term background with positive development in terms of key biodiversity indicators. With our new commitment we take the next step in our biodiversity strategy and continue our work in developing sustainable forestry practices. We aim at creating methodology to further monitor, analyze and report biodiversity impacts of our forestry together with expert stakeholders.