Our Mission

Quintis was born out of a desire to ensure the sustainable and ethical supply of Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) and Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum) and have dedicated the past 20 years to doing so.

Sustainability is in our DNA. Our vision is to see the species thrive for decades to come and to uncover more about its wellness properties, sharing our discoveries with the world. As we grow, innovate and remain committed to achieving business outcomes, we aim to do so without compromising our community, environment or our people.  This is at the heart of our approach to sustainability.

We are proud of what we have achieved over the past two decades but recognise there is still much to be done. We have developed a robust sustainability strategy which focuses on key areas critical to our industry, clearly outlines the steps we are taking to achieve a more sustainable future and lists the outcomes against which we will measure our progress. 

You are invited to read our 2021 Sustainability Report and join us in making tomorrow better.

2021 Sustainability Report

This report outlines our commitment to sustainability;
to being today’s best, and tomorrow’s better.

Sustainability by Numbers

Below are some of our sustainability highlights.

 

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Our Sustainability Focus Areas

Following a deep dive into our operations and honest, meaningful discussions with clients and other stakeholders, we have identified the following key focus areas that will drive our sustainability strategy in the coming years.  Within each of these focus areas is a list of specific actions we will be taking, closely aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Community

This focus area covers the elements of our operations that touch the communities we call home – from the ways we engage with our local communities generally to dedicated employment, education, and wellness initiatives. Together, these elements define our social impact.

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Carbon

Despite our sandalwood plantations absorbing an estimated 195,000 tonnes of carbon a year, there is still more we can do to reduce the amount of carbon we produce. This focus area consolidates energy use, greenhouse emissions and climate change more broadly.

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Sustainable Production

Here, we refer to our operations’ core tangible elements. On the ground, this refers to our Chemical use, waste management and water use. It also extends to our market development and sales. Putting our attention to these collective elements helps us secure the sustainable growth of our operations and our economy.

As foresters and leaders in the sandalwood industry, we take our role as stewards of the earth seriously. Inspired by the traditional owners of the land, we take an Indigenous perspective of the earth as a never-ending cycle of growth and care, we aim to give where we take, seeking innovative solutions to reduce our footprint and add value.

Forest Management
at Quintis

We believe that our commitment to sustainability is enhanced by our dedication to our forest management activities. Our responsibilities extend to the communities we operate in, to the people we hire and the environment we thrive in. Because of this, we have developed our forest management policy, along with associated forest management plan annual monitoring report and plantation maps, to help guide us in our day-to-day operations. To view a copy of our forest management policy, plan, monitoring report or our plantation area maps, please use the download accordion below. For additional queries, please click here.

Quintis Forest Management Materials

Forest Management Policy
Forest Management Policy
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Forest Management Plan
Forest Management Plan
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Annual Monitoring
Quintis Annual Monitoring
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Special Values Areas Field Monitoring Methodology
Special Values Field Monitoring Methodology
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Plantation Area Maps
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NT Katherine
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NT Mataranka
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NT Middle Point
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QLD Overall
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WA Overall
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