UPM's forest operations at Tikhvin in Russia receives FSC certificate

UPM's Tikhvinsky Lespromkhoz has received the FSC certificate for its forest management and wood sourcing practices. The operations were audited by SGS Vostok Limited in December 2006 and the certificate was granted on April, 20th, 2007.

FSC certification is one part of the comprehensive development programme started at Tikhvinsky in 2006. It provides our customers and stakeholders with verification that the forests are being managed in a sustainable way. It is also confirmation of UPM's continuing commitment to the development work.

Tikhvinsky's FSC certificate plus the UPM Forest Russia FSC chain of custody allows UPM to increase the supply of certified wood from Russia to its mills across the Group.