Timber company canceled the purchase of wood of dubious origion after WWF recomendations
The decision to cancel the purchase was based on the fact the TM Baikal possesses FSC-certificate (the certificate of the Forest Stewardship Council). Being certified obliged the company to follow all regulations toconserve high conservation value forests (HCVF) and strive for conservation, economic and social balance while logging.
In January, 2018 TM Baikal issued a request to WWF to evaluate the compliance of the wood the company planned to purchase with the conservation requirements. The wood was planned to be purchased from several smaller local companies.
Nikolay Shmatkov, WWF Russia Forest Programme Director welcomes the decision of TM Baikal that ensured the origin of the wood purchased by FSC-certificate holder.