Sustainability Reports

RMS has a strong stewardship ethic, which has been a cornerstone of our business since our founding in 1950. We continue to build on that foundation and view it as an integral part of our company culture today. These reports describe our company-wide efforts to measure and reflect upon our performance on a broad range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters. They also provide our investors, employees and partners, as well as others who may have interest in our work on sustainability, environmental stewardship and social engagement, with the information they need to help us achieve continuous improvement on the ESG dimension of our business.

Industry Recognitions


Bob Naeger Receives MS SAF Distinguished Service to Forestry Award

Congratulations to Bob Naeger, District Manager, Delta region, for receiving the award for Distinguished Service to Forestry. This is an award by the Mississippi Society of American Foresters that recognizes Bob and his professional achievements in forestry. Bob has been a member of SAF for 40 years. He currently serves as District 4 Representative on the MS SAF State Executive Committee. He served as the Homochitto Chapter Treasurer for seven years and the Executive Committee for 11 years. His is currently serving as the First Vice President of the Mississippi Forestry Association (MFA). He has served on the MFA Board of Directors, Executive Committee and is a past Chair and current member of the County Forestry Association Committee and the CFA Leaders Council. Bob is a past President of the Lincoln County Forestry Association and currently serves on their Board of Directors. Bob has also served on the Tennessee Forestry Association Board of Directors and is a past President of the Missouri Forest Products Association. He is a past Chair of the Karkaghnae Club.
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Partners & Affiliations

Below is a list of the major forestry, academic, environmental, community-based and governmental organizations and initiatives with which RMS has affiliations and close working relationships.
  • Forestry

    • Forest History Society
    • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
    • National Council on Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI)
    • North American Forest Partnership
    • Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes
    • Responsible Wood
    • Society of American Foresters
    • Sustainably Forestry Initiative, Inc. (SFI)
    • U.S. Forest Service
  • Land Conservation

    • America’s Longleaf Initiative
    • Gulf Coast Plain Ecosystem Partnership
    • Joseph W Jones Ecological Center
    • Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • Network for Landscape Conservation
    • The Conservation Fund
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • The Longleaf Alliance
    • U.S. Department of Defense 
  • Public Policy

    • American Loggers Council
    • Congressional Sportsmans’ Association
    • Forest Landowners Association
    • Forest Resources Association
    • National Alliance of Forest Owners
    • National Fire Safety Council
  • Biodiversity and Wildlife

    • American Bird Conservancy
    • Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy
    • Avian Conservation Center
    • Boone and Crockett Club
    • E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
    • National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
    • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    • National Wild Turkey Federation
    • National Wildlife Federation
    • NatureServe
    • Quality Deer Management Association
    • Southeastern Biodiversity Conservation Forum
    • The Ocean Foundation
    • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Climate Change

    • Climate Smart Landowner Network
    • Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
  • Children and Communities

    • Catch-A-Dream Foundation
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Klay for Kids
    • Log-a-Load for Kids
  • Education

    • Alabama A&M University
    • Auburn University
    • Clemson University
    • Future Farmers of America
    • Mississippi State University
    • National Conservation Leadership Institute
    • North Carolina State University
    • Project Learning Tree
    • Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Texas A&M University
    • University of Florida
    • University of Georgia
    • Virginia Tech
    • Yale University

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