«Forest Certification» LLC and the «Russian Forest» National Association of Timber Industry have concluded an agreement on cooperation in the promotion and dissemination of principles of environmentally responsible, socially oriented and economically efficient forest management.

The parties agreed to jointly participate in the development of voluntary forest certification at the sites provided, as well as work on identifying and solving legal and organizational problems existing in the use of forest.

 

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«Forest Certification» LLC is a Russian organization that is a certification body that provides assessment services to forest industry enterprises in Russia and around the world. «Forest Certification» is the only Russian organization that is not a representative office or a branch of a foreign company, and directly holds accreditation in the FSC and PEFC systems.

The «Russian Forest» National Association of Timber Industry is one of the largest professional associations of logging, wood processing, logistics and distribution companies of the Russian forest industry and forms an independent industry platform in the field of forest management and forest relations between the subjects of the industry. Members of the Association are large forest users in the regions of their presence. The Association takes an active part in expert industry meetings at the federal level and is included in working groups at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federal Forestry Agency and the State Duma. Forest products of enterprises traditionally occupy leading positions in the markets of Japan and China, are widely in demand in Europe, the CIS countries and North Africa. The activity complies with international standards FSC / PEFC. The enterprises of the Association are large taxpayers and are village-forming, constantly provide financial and social support to municipalities, as well as non-profit organizations. The average number of employees of the Association’s enterprises exceeds 3,000 people.