Operational excellence = Quality through simple and efficient solutions

The goal of GREENGOLD regarding  efficiency in adding value through management is amplified by the concern for quality of services and interaction experience with our customers. Operational excellence has been continuously developed by GREENGOLD as a natural answer to the challenge of managing a large and diversified  portfolio by:

  • Careful selection of our team members on the basis of integrity, passion and humbleness ;
  • Modern technical equipping ;
  • Dedicated IT platform design  and implementation including all key operational processes; see a short presentation of GGIS platform (see a short presentation);
  • Continuous  professional development and training of our  team members by providing training/coaching programs and periodical abroad exchanges programs.

 

The potential value lost as a result of poor management

How well is your forest taking care of?

Even aspects considered unimportant or routine in forest management have a significant impact on how the forest will look like in 20-30 years or will worth in a couple of years. Investors specialized in forest land use a time frame  of over 100 years. Therefore, the actions of your current manager have a direct impact of the value of your property, ultimately leading to its unattractiveness in case of a sale. Together we can find cost-effective and proactive solutions to create more value in your forest property.

 Did you know:

  • Inadequate method of  choosing the trees to be harvested may lead to:

– removal of a high proportion of trees that are on the upward slope of their value growth due to superficial knowledge of timber market dynamics- frequent loss of up to 30% of the marked timber value?

– waste of  a higher value that can be accumulated in crop trees –A crop tree is a  high-quality tree  whose natural growth is actively promoted  through the removal of less desirable, neighboring trees – and a  high output of low grade, low value timber – value difference per cubic meter can range from two fold, in case of beech, to ten fold in case of oak ?

– potential loss of fragile natural regeneration of valuable species leading to adoption of  costly reforestation solutions (3 to 8 times more expensive), using seedlings most often without a source proof?

– costly harvesting practices followed by  damage of a large number of remaining trees, triggered erosion processes by poor planning of harvesting machinery access – all losses unaccounted for that may well exceed the value of the timber sold?

difficulties in receiving  or keeping an international forest certification ?

  • neglecting  details and failure to use clear and tested best practices regarding tree inventory and calculation of timber volumes to be harvested (eg. By using modern tools for  height measuring, eliminating manual data processing by using the Marking Application, aso.) can often generate owner’s loss of 15-30% of the sold timber value?
  • by using the Marking Application, GPS locations of all  trees selected to be harvested are recorded and possible to visualize on forest maps;
  • lacking a well tested methodology for setting asking price for standing timber sales and limited   knowledge of timber market lead always to a  lower income for the owner ?
  • owners who feel the need for more transparency and overview  in connection with  their property management  have now  access to a software solution called GGIS, which  tracks the implementation of all forestry activities, from planting to harvest ?