There are many career paths in forestry, pulp and paper. Just like our trees, this is an area that is always growing, See 5 Reasons Why There Is A Career For You In Forestry Or Forest Products
1. IN THE FOREST
In South Africa, 1.2 million hectares of commercial trees are farmed for their wood. Plantations are sustainably managed, with new trees planted in the place of those cut down. Around 25% of forestry land is not planted with trees but is conserved for the biodiversity as grasslands, wetlands and indigenous forests. Managing these plantations takes a large team of people, from nursery workers, drivers, foresters, researchers, chainsaw and machine operators; fire officials, engineers, community development officers and environmentalists!
2. MAKING OUR PRODUCTS
Our industry produces everyday essentials and the products of the future. It takes a small army of people to make printing paper, tissue, packaging, pencils, poles and furniture. Among them are chemical and process engineeers, sawmillers, machine operators and product developers. It’s an exciting, evolving industry that produces far more than paper!
3. IN A GREEN INDUSTRY
Wood is a carbon-neutral, renewable material. While the trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide, store it as carbon and release oxygen. Wood can be used to replace plastic and fossil fuels. It can be used to make fabric, cellphone and laptop screens, or added to lipstick, medicine and food. Help scientists, researchers and many others keep our industry a global green leader
4 A GLOBAL NETWORK
Our wood-based products are used everywhere from Europe to Asia. Be part of the team that helps South Africa service the world.
5 BEHIND THE SCENES
Thousands of people also keep things running behind the scenes in human resources, accounting, law, information technology and health and safety.