We own and manage forests in Colombia and Venezuela.
In Colombia 31% of the total forest area of 69,500 hectares is protected natural forest; while in Venezuela 37% of the 35,000 hectares is protected natural forest.
These protected parts of our forests are kept as natural forest thus maintaining:
The guiding principles of our forestry policy in Latin America are to:
Develop research programmes to preserve and enhance soil productivity
Identify appropriate species and forestry systems, enabling an increase in plantation yields while protecting the environment
Preserve natural forests located on company lands to ensure the sustainability of forest diversity and the protection of water sources and habitats of plants and wildlife
Smurfit Kappa in Colombia is in cooperation with other research institutes and is continuously investing in research.