Ilim Group Expanded Coverage of FSC Forest Management Certificate Over all Leased Timberlands
The Forestry Branch of OJSC Ilim Group in Koryazhma (Arkhangelsk Oblast) has gone through audit verifying the compliance with the FSC Forest Management requirements. No significant incompliances with the international standards have been identified during the audit which was carried out by GFA (Germany). After the audit the Forestry Branch was included in the list of Ilim Group Branches covered by the multi-site Forest Management FSC Certificate.
Now, the Certificate covers 100% of leased by Ilim Group-forests 5.2 million hectares. Previously, the multi-site certificate applied to 3.7 million hectares (the Company's forestry branches in Siberia) with a separate certificate in the Arkhangelsk Oblast.
Thus, all production and forestry sites of the Company are now consolidated by the multi-site Forest Management and Chain of Custody FSC Certificates.