At Albany Plantations we care about the people and the communities associated with our operations.
These people are our employees and our contractors’ employees, our neighbours and the people who live in the communities in the Great Southern Region. These are our local stakeholders, people whose lives and interests may be affected by how we go about our business.
In addition, we have a much broader range of stakeholders: people who are interested in what we do and how we do it, particularly those who have an interest in environmental management and the social and economic impacts of our activities.
Human Relations Policy
At Albany Plantations we have a specific policy for the recruitment, employment and training of our workforce.
In implementing this policy we:
- Maintain a staff structure commensurate to the management task of the plantation estate in order to satisfy legal obligations and financial viability of the business.
- Define and document roles and responsibilities for each position within the company staff structure by creating a Job Description.
- Detail the skills, qualifications and/or experience required to successfully perform tasks required of each Job Description.
- Recruit and place staff based on an assessment of candidates’ ability to fulfill the requirements of the Job Description based on proven skills, qualification and/or experience.
- Annually appraise staff on their expertise level and address skills gaps by identifying and providing appropriate training.
- Comply with all relevant legislation, regulations and other external and internal prescribed requirements in managing our Human Resources.
Neighbour and Community Relations Policy
At Albany Plantations’ we foster and maintain effective neighbourly and community relations.
In doing so we:
- Act with openness to ensure that neighbours and community groups are aware of APFL and APEC activities.
- Identify significant impacts of our operations on neighbours, organisations and community groups and set objectives to maintain them within agreed limits.
- Be considerate of neighbour and community expectations.
- Meet contemporary community standards regarding consultation, including reasonably practicable dispute resolution processes.
- Comply with all relevant laws, regulations and other external and internal prescribed requirements regarding consultation in managing their operations.
At Albany Plantations we are committed to best practice stakeholder engagement.
In doing so we:
- Hold an annual stakeholder event to share information on forestry management and HCV management.
- Share information on this website about our forest management activities, including an annual summary of our operations and HCV management.
- Have an annual presence at selected regional community events.
- Are pleased attend and present at community stakeholder organisation events when invited.
- Have an interactive function through which stakeholders can contact us.
Recently there has been changes made to the controlled wood standard FSCSTD-40-005 V2 this will soon be replaced by FSC-STD-40-005 V3. The changes that have been included refer to the control of our control measures, therefore I request that you look at our Due Diligence System which I have included on our website. We are asking our stakeholder to give comment/suggestions in regards to the changes. In accordance to the stakeholder requirements outlined in the standard the consultation process is open for 6 weeks for comment/suggestion. I am also required to ask your consent to publish your comments as part of the process, if you do not wish for this to take place please advise when commenting.
Thank you for your participation and I look forward to hearing from you.
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February 23rd 2017 APEC held their annual Stakeholder Information Forum. There were less attendee’s this year than previous years however it was an opportunity for stakeholders to raise any concerns or ask any questions in regards to our management activities based around our harvesting activities.
We had 4 presenters on the day that covered a range of topics;
Peter Banyard and Steve Ayling spoke about Drones in Forestry
Geoff Rolland spoke about Chemical Derogations
Ben Ford spoke about impacts on water quality and biodiversity in small streams
Paul Ashton spoke about Special Values
I have uploaded all the presentations on our website for your viewing. If you have any questions or comments please use our contact page and we will reply to you within 2 weeks upon receiving your input.
APEC Drones Water Monitoring Special Values Chemicals