About the «Russian Forest» Association
The National Association of Timber Industry «Russian Forest» was founded in 2013. The emergence of the «Russian Forest» was the result of the merging of logging, processing, logistics and distribution companies of the Russian forest industry. Concern for the environment has become a unifying idea for each individual company, and a fundamental understanding of the realities of the industry has become an indispensable attribute. All this made it possible to form the position of the professional community, find a connection between forest industry and the legislative system of the Russian Federation and begin productive work at a fundamentally new level.
Currently, together with the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Ownership and Land Tenure and the Federal Forestry Agency, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the association is taking measures aimed at improving the legislation of the Russian Federation. Participation in parliamentary hearings, meetings of working groups and sessions provides an opportunity to form a unified position of the professional community and defend the interests of forest industry. With the assistance of the «Russian Forest» Association, this year the National Forest Forum will be held in five federal districts, uniting representatives of all parties interested in the effective use of Russia's wealth — the forest. The very presence of the association within the industry makes it possible to make relations between the state and forest industry more structured, which has a positive effect on the business component of the industry. On the other hand, it gives the opportunity to better control the work and optimize every single process within the industry.
Article 30 of the Russian Federation Constitution
1. Everyone has the right to association, including the right to form trade unions to protect their interests. The freedom of activity of public associations is guaranteed.
2. No one can be forced to join or stay in any association.