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Business principles

As one of the first decisions made after it was founded in 2005, Lower Saxony State Forest established statutes by resolution of its administrative board. The most important elements of these statutes are seven business principles documenting the new direction of the State Forest:

  1. Lower Saxony State Forest guarantees sustainable development of the property transferred to the company according to commercial principles with consideration of adequate security, liquidity and profitability.
  2. Lower Saxony State Forest ensures sustainable environmental care, protection of natural resources and development of the recreational value according to the regulations of the Lower Saxon law on the forest and landscape ordinance.
  3. Management of the state forest is especially committed to the common good. It is based on the principles of proper and near-natural forestry and the government programme for long-term ecological development of state forests (Langfristige Ökologische Waldentwicklung in den Landesforsten, LÖWE).
  4. Lower Saxony State Forest works in all important core areas, such as marketing, customer orientation, business organisation, biological and technical production, ancillary uses, hunting and nature conservation, with modern and progressive strategies.
  5. Lower Saxony State Forest strives to develop new business areas. As the biggest provider of environmental services in Lower Saxony, it promotes developments creatively and innovatively with incentives for the sector.
  6. Based on modern and appropriate controlling of the goals, Lower Saxony State Forest aims for continuous and sustainable development in terms of a continuous process of improvement.
  7. Decisive for optimum achievement of the goals is the motivation of our employees. This is largely influenced by an employee-oriented corporate culture. The potential performance of our employees should be deployed in the best possible way. Consequently, personnel development should be a continuous process, especially as regards qualification. Trusting cooperation and mutual agreement on targets are important leadership principles.