SAFAS promotes the concept of forestry organisations being part of the greater community in order to engender a sense of mutual responsibility and promote community harmony.
SAFAS community label:
- Helps community timber growers access the market at prevailing market prices
- Provides vital information to improve management and sustainability.
- Promotes partnerships between communities and forestry organisations.
- Allows organisations to share value and enhance their CSR or SVI programmes.
- Provides the starting point for forest certification under PEFC.
- Facilitates communication between stakeholders