ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant” confirms its commitment to FSC principles and criteria
ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant” informs all stakeholders, including its partners about its intolerance to corruption, illegal deforestation, and all types of illegal actions related to logging.
FSC suggested that Perechin TCP should introduce additional control measures to restore certification, and to review its cooperation with other entities in the charcoal market.
Despite the long negotiation process, our Plant informed FSC that it is ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding.
At the same time, the FSC acknowledged that the procedure for unblocking certification, taking into account the comments of Perechin TCP, is subject to clarification and further study by the FSC team.
In order to speed up the process of restoring full-fledged cooperation, our proposals regarding the process of unblocking certification which fully meet the requirements of the FSC-DIR-40-004 Directive were sent to FSC.
Perechin TCP confirmed its openness to audits, and even asked the ASI-accredited certification body to conduct an audit of the Plant's compliance with FSC standards, which is scheduled for August 2020.
FSC has confirmed its awareness that our Plant has submitted an application.
Perechin TCP is concerned about the increase in allegations against the FSC system in Ukraine.
We hope that these allegations are groundless, and the FSC's delay in providing a clear algorithm for unlocking the certification of our Plant is not related to this.
In a difficult time for Ukraine, there is a particularly urgent need for systemic changes in the forest industry, including through international forest certification systems.
We do not lose hope that FSC will find the resources to complete the procedure of unblocking certification, and will detail its proposals, making them transparent and effective.
ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant” Statement on FSC Certificate Status
ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant” has been FSC certified since 2006.
It was the first enterprise in the region and one of the firsts in Ukraine.
During the certification time, more than 12 years the company did a lot to promote FSC values in Ukraine, resulting forest enterprises to implement FSC system for Ukrainian forests; as well in Europe, by promoting FSC products at the early beginning of FSC establishing.
Plant fully respects the FSC values and follows its policy.
The certificate of the ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant” was suspended in February 2019 and was terminated in June 2019.
We would like to inform all our Stakeholders - ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant” has never sold uncertified charcoal with FSC label and the plant is open for audits by certification bodies.
Since the suspension of the certificate, our team is in negotiations with FSC about terms of renewal of our certificate and to sign Memorandum of Understanding.
Despite the fact of our suspension and further termination, the plant has never stopped to buy FSC raw material and to promote FSC values.
Sustainable forest management is the main value of the ALC “Perechin Timber and Chemical Plant”.