Guidelines for Sustainable Forest Management and Responsible Production for Russian Timber Suppliers
Guidelines for Sustainable Forest Management and Responsible Production for Russian Timber Suppliers / E. A. Rai, S. I. Slastnikov, A. V. Studentsov, I. B. Amosova, A. S. Basov1, A. I. Voropaev2, E. N. Ermolina, S. A. Ilyintsev, S. O. Kovalsky1, E. N. Nakvasina, E. S.Pushay, Yu.V. Rozhkova1, S. V. Titova2, K. G. Shakhovtsov1; Edited by E. A. Rai. — Moscow: WWF-Russia, 2020. — 39 p: ill.
The Guidelines are a collective monograph, which contains and systematizes practical recommendations, the implementation of which will allow suppliers of wood raw materials to help comply with their environmental and social responsibility as well as the requirements of the Russian laws of wood harvesting. The cases of the best practices in biodiversity protection, environmental impact mitigation, health and safety, relationships with local people and other stakeholders are presented.
The purpose of the Guidelines is to systematize the requirements of the Russian laws and the international voluntary forest certification schemes, explain the requirements for suppliers during field inspections, and encourage suppliers to implement the best practices for responsible forest management.
The publication is intended for managers and employees of logging and timber processing companies seeking to conduct responsible forest management, forest management authorities, and various stakeholders.