FOREST CERTIFICATION - the activities of the relevant authorities and business entities to confirm the conformity of the quality of forest management, forest management and forest resources with the current forest legislation, state standards and other regulatory documents, criteria and indicators governing the reproduction, conservation and protection of forests, logging and other forest resources.
The purpose of forest certification is to achieve and maintain a level of forestry that ensures socially, environmentally and economically balanced and sustainable management of forest resources based on criteria for sustainable forest management and forest management.
In the process of forest certification the following main tasks are solved:
- preventing the reduction, depletion, and restoration of forest resources and related ecosystem functions of the forest;
- implementation of technological processes, forest management systems and forestry methods, logging, ensuring the conservation of biological diversity and forest-related resources;
- improving the quality of forest products and their processed products and ensuring their safety for life, health, property of the population and the environment;
- confirmation of the conformity of product quality indicators declared by the manufacturer (seller) with specific technical regulations;
- improving the quality and competitiveness of products, facilitating their export by documenting their origin from sustainable forests.