KARELIAN WOOD COMPANY HAS PASSED THE AUDIT SUCCESFULLY
Audit for FSC certificate was successfully carried out at the forestry and sawmill departments. The Forest Management and Chain of Custody systems correspond to the certification requirements, and the Forest Management and Chain of Custody certificates are valid.
FOREST TRIP IN NURMES
Pin Arctic Oy staff and a part of Karelian Wood Company sawmill forestry department colleagues met each other in Nurmes at Matti Kontro's new log lean-to in the beginning of October. They inspected the ongoing harvesting work nearby and then spent the aftenoon in a forest, beautifully coloured by autumn colours. There was a lot to disucss about the ongoing projects and to catch up with the international colleagues.
Picure 1, top: Anastasia Vainonen and Alla Rumyatseva (LLC Karelian Wood Company), Matti Kontro (Pin Arctic Oy), Juri Ivanov (LLC Karelian Wood Company), guest
Picture 2, in front: Eeva Lehtomäki (Pin Arctic Oy), Olga Mezhenina (LLC Karelian Wood Company), Maarit Huikuri (Pin Arctic Oy)
KARELIAN WOOD COMPANY INVESTS IN SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT
YOUNG STAND THINNINGS
Karelian Wood Company is increasingly emphasizing its sustainable forest management practices on their forest lease area in Kostomuksha region. With the aim to ensure both growth and quality of the local forests in the future, the company is scaling up the area of young stand thinnings.
The work is carried out manually with clearing saws and will give more work opportunities for local communities in the area. KWC is using the same kind of thinning models and practices that have been used in Scandinavia for decades. The company is closely working together with local forest authorities, environmental organisations, and other stakeholders to make young stand management commonly known and appreciated part of sustainable forestry in Russian Karelia.