Rapidly Growing PEFC in Russia

Aug 17, 2017

PEFC Russia was established in April 2003, joined PEFC International in October 2004, endorsed by PEFC in February 2009 and re-endorsed in February 2010.

Regarding FM Certification, the first certificate was issued in March 2010 to a Finnish company operating in the European Russia.

Due to an internal reason, the area of certified forests became none in 2015.

However, after strengthening up the organization in 2015, PEFC Russia has shown remarkable growth from 2016 with over 12.0 million Ha of certified area and 26 COC certificates.

PEFC International values the potentiality of the forestry and wood industry of Russia which has forests of over 800 million Ha and the increasing demands for sustainably produced Russian forest industry products.

An economic and industrial cooperation agreement was signed between Japan and Russia at the summit talks held in Japan last autumn, investments from Japan and trades between the two countries are expected to be activated and expand remarkably.

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