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.



Management
Alexey Zhelneyev
PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

He headed the National Association of Timber Industry «Russian Forest» in 2018.
«After going through all the stages of work in the forest industry, I clearly see the main problems and challenges that the industry faces today. This experience has already allowed to formulate the position of the professional community and find a connection between it and the legislature. And in the next few years, it will also help to find new directions in the development of the association and the entire industry».

Sergey Pakhalyuk
Vice President of the Association for Strategic Development

«Today, two important areas of my work are the promotion and dissemination of principles of environmentally responsible, socially oriented and economically efficient forest management, as well as the development of a system of voluntary national forest certification. A great deal of experience in the field of economics and finance, as well as management and communications, obtained while working at Sberbank of Russia and participating in the organization of the World Cup in 2018, helps me in solving these tasks».

Margarita Lee
Vice President of the Association for the Support of Investment Projects

«Today, one of the urgent tasks of the «Russian Forest» is the independent disposal of waste from the wood processing industry. In order to solve it, we developed the project «Mini Pulp and Paper Mill». Its implementation within two years at each timber processing plant will allow not only to avoid waste accumulation, but also to produce products - cardboard and cellulose. The production capacity of the Mini PPM allows you to capture all the smelly gases and apply a closed water supply system. Mini PPM is an ecologically and economically efficient project».

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