All our forests are managed according to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC-C131270) standards, the world’s most rigorous and trusted forest certification system.
FSC®– certified management in forestry means:
- Local people and society at large enjoy long term benefits of forests and local people are incentivized to sustain forest resources in the long term.
- Forest operations are sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem, or affected communities, and are economically viable in the long-term.
- Forest ecosystems integrity and capacity to support life, provide goods and services, and self-sustain itself are maintained or increased.
What is the forest management certification?
The forest management certification is a voluntary process. The certificate is granted following an audit carried out by independent experts.
During the process, which also includes field visits, the auditors are checking compliance with the principles for responsible forest management. The certificate is only awarded for a period of 5 years, and it also involves annual monitoring in order to check compliance.
In addition to forest certification, we are always open to assessments of our operations.
The forest management certification process also requires open dialogue with the stakeholders important for the forests – local communities, authorities, economic agents and others. This means stakeholders can, at any moment, come up with recommendations and opinions regarding the way the company implements its forest management.