FSC IN RUSSIA
FSC – a unique platform on which organizations and individuals can make consensus-based decisions aimed at implementing responsible forest management.
The history of Russian FSC has more than 15 years.
The Russian National Leading Group on Voluntary Forest Certification was established in 1998 on the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Greenpeace and the Russian Socio-Ecological Union.
In 2001, on the basis of the initiative group created National Working Group on Voluntary Forest Certification (NWG), which has set its sights on developing a national standard for responsible forest management. The first head of the NWG, FSC contact person in Russia was Vladimir Chuprov, Greenpeace Russia representative. In 2006, NRG has been recognized by the FSC secretariat as an FSC National Initiative in Russia.
During these years, the chairman of the National FSC Initiative worked Mikhail Karpachevsky (Conservation Center). In 2008, after numerous approvals and completions Russian national FSC standard has been accredited (recognized) by the Forest Stewardship Council and is mandatory for certification.
Since 2010, the office headed by Andrew Ptichnikov, the first staff members of the organization. Since 2011 he is also the regional director – FSC representative in the CIS countries. In 2010, the Russian national initiative has been registered as a Russian national FSC office. entity FSC Russian office was changed in 2012.
Since 2012, introduced a paid membership in the FSC Russia.
In 2013 it took place the second konfereniya NWG came order of the Russian President for the promotion of voluntary forest certification, and in the autumn were adopted bases of the state forest policy, which was supported by the main directions of certification: the conservation of biodiversity and forests, heritage and social aspects of forest management, etc. . Over the past 3 years has strengthened the organization, certification continues to evolve at a rapid pace, covering new regions of Russia.
Currently, the Russian Forest Stewardship Council consists of over 75 members (businesses and individuals), relating to the three chambers: social, environmental and economic. In the state of the Association consists of 10 permanent employees, we are also cooperating with a large number of consultants.