Hancock is committed to sustainability and responsible investing, with the belief that good stewardship is not only good for the environment and for society, but is also fundamental to successful real asset investing ”Brenton Keefer, President of HTRG
HTRG manages its clients’ timberland investments on a long-term sustainable basis while actively engaging in conservation transactions to protect sensitive lands.
We strive to practice a land stewardship ethic that integrates the growing, managing, and harvesting of trees with environmental conservation. Our practices protect soil, air, water quality, biological diversity, wildlife habitat, aquatic habitat, recreation and aesthetics. Sustainable forestry practices allow us to actively manage and protect our clients’ timberland investments in a way that maintains and enhances economic, community and natural resource values.
HTRG’s practices with regard to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) are embodied within the principles, policies, procedures and practices associated with the HTRG Stewardship Program. HTRG’s stewardship principles provide higher level philosophical guidance to all sectors of HTRG on matters relating to ESG across our worldwide timberland investments. More specific stewardship policies provide country-level detailed guidance. At local, regional, and national levels; stewardship procedures provide specific guidelines that facilitate on-the-ground implementation of HTRG’s Stewardship Program.
At HTRG, we manage our clients’ timberland investments on a long-term sustainable basis while actively engaging in conservation transactions to protect sensitive lands. As part of these efforts, we manage all lands to meet sustainability standards set forth by credible standard-setting organizations. Our management practices are certified by independent third-party forest certification standards such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Forest Stewardship Council®, and standards endorsed by the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) (e.g., Australian Forestry Standard). Most HTRG managed timberland assets are certified under one or more of these accredited standards.