Vision, mission and strategy

  • Our core purpose

    “To drive innovation and growth from New Zealand’s forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors, to create economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.”
  • Our vision

    Prosperity from trees - Mai i te ngahere oranga

  • Our mission

    Enhancing New Zealand’s prosperity, well-being and environment through trees - Kia piki te ora, te taiao me te whai rawa o Aotearoa ma te ngaherehere
Trees are remarkable, renewable resources. Planted as forests, and used in products and materials, trees have a powerful potential to be at the heart of a low-carbon, biobased future New Zealand.

In our new strategy released last year, Right tree, right place, right purpose: Scion Strategy to 2030 we set out three research impact areas that focus our expertise to deliver on our aspirations for New Zealand and supporting the Government’s goals.

Our research impact areas are: 

Forests and landscapes. Development of healthy, resilient forests that areplanted primarily for their standing-forest benefits.
High-value timber manufacturing and products. Development of products,manufacturing, high-value trees and healthy, resilient forests that capturean increasing share of the global high-end market for timber.
Biobased manufacturing and products. Development of products, processes,manufacturing, trees, other biomaterials and healthy, resilient forests to replacepetrochemicals and non-sustainable materials.