The Russian National Voluntary Forest Certification System (FCR) has been suspended by the PEFC International Board, in mutual agreement with PEFC Russia. The suspension is effective as of 11 August 2022 and suspension is initially valid until 31 December 2022.
2013 system information (system suspended)
To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.
- National approval date: 5 November 2013
- Review date: 14 November 2019*
* The review date is linked to the approval date of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard PEFC ST 1003 (14 November 2018).
- System suspended: 11 August 2022
- Re-endorsed: 16 February 2016
- Endorsed: 4 March 2009
- Joined PEFC: 29 October 2004
History before PEFC
Russian National Forest Certification Council (RNCFC) has developed a national forest certification scheme called Russian National Voluntary Forest Certification System (FCR), which has been harmonized, among others, with laws of the Russian Federation, Pan European Operational Level Guidelines (PEOLG) and Technical Standards of PEFC.
In the year 2011, the Russian National Forest Certification Council adopted a resolution delegating its system management authorities to Non-Commercial Partnership “Centre for Development of Forest Certification” – PEFC Russia.
In the year 2013, Russian National Voluntary Forest Certification System got a new name PEFC RUSSIA and was re-registered by PEFC.
2013 - 2015 Non-Commercial Partnership “Centre for Development of Forest Certification” – PEFC Russia updated its system documents in accordance with the new PEFCC requirements and was re-endorsed in PEFC Int.
In the year 2019 our Governing Body was re-registered and renewed its name - ASSOCIATION «CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF FOREST CERTIFICATION» - PEFC Russia.
What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?
Only PEFC has all the attributes of an international system as it is an umbrella organization with registered national forest certification schemes, including PEFC Russia.
The national certification systems united under the aegis of PEFC promote sustainable forest management locally and globally.
Collaboration with PEFC provides improved national requirements for forest management and international PEFC recognition ensures access to environmentally sensitive markets.