RMK exceeds all goals set in its 2015-2020 development plan 18.05
The newly published RMK yearbook has compiled the year 2020 in its pages, giving an overview of how well RMK managed to fulfil the goals set in their 2015-2020 development plan.The yearbook compiles the fields in which RMK is most active, introduces research and cooperation projects funded by RMK and gives an overview of audited economic results. The fact that 2020 marked the end of RMK's development plan for the 2015-2020 period is also reflected in the yearbook with an overview of how the goals listed in the development plan have been met.
"Over the past six years, RMK has managed to raise the productivity of state forests, growing 4.8 million cubic metres of wood, while the development plan goal was to grow 4.7 million cubic metres. The median yearly wood gain of the last six years has been 3.8 million cubic metres. This has secured the wood market and given jobs to thousands of Estonians. Protecting natural heritage is as important to us as sustainable logging, which is why we have renewed considerably more endangered or disadvantaged habitats in the past six years (15,000 hectares) than was prognosed in our development plan (10,000 hectares)," said Chairman of RMK Management Board, Aigar Kallas.
Of course, there is no leaving out RMK hiking trails, beloved by Estonians: At 2.9 million, RMK's recreational areas and reserves received a record number of visitors in the last year, surpassing the goal of 2.5 million that had been set pre-Covid.
The six most important tasks carried out by RMK are: growing forests, maintaining natural heritage, performing nature conservation work, earning income for the country through forestry, creating opportunities for people to visit nature and promoting awareness of nature. RMK forests offered work to 6600 people last year, 695 of whom worked at RMK full time. The rest of the workers were either seasonal or employed by partner companies. RMK has 30 offices across Estonia, with the head office located in Sagadi.
RMK has four certificates: a sustainable forest management certificate from FSC® (FSC-C022757) and a PEFC certificate for forest management and supply chain ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, which prove RMK's high standards for sustainability.
The electronic yearbook can be found on RMK's home page.
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