The Crown Estate is an organisation, established by Parliament, to manage the hereditary estates of the Crown on behalf of the nation. Sustainability lies at the heart of The Crown Estate. Although Parliament decrees that they operate as a commercial organisation, they combine the commercial imperative with an equally firm commitment to integrity and stewardship.
Their commitment to stewardship reflects their ability to take the long-term view, pursuing good environmental practice. In addition to their principal financial duty they manage the assets in our care for the sustainable, long-term benefit of their tenants and other customers; their businesses; the communities they represent; and for the environment. Their forests are all Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
They encourage the enjoyment of their forests and their use as an outdoor learning and teaching resource, and look forward to seeing this resource in schools across England, Scotland and Wales.