RUSSIA (News release) -- Ilim Group became the first company in Russia to receive the European Legal Source certificate. It will allow Ilim to make sales on the European market in accordance with the EU regulations on wood without additional confirmation of the legality of the raw materials from which the products are made.
The certificate is a confirmation of the company's integrity at all stages and product compliance with all European requirements. Certification was received by the branch of Ilim Group in Koryazhma called Koryazhma Forest. This is due to the focus of production on European markets.
'Ilim Group intends to expand export deliveries to Europe, so obtaining Legal Source certification is a very important step that will help us in this direction and will be an additional evidence of our reliability and transparency of all processes in the company - from procurement up to delivery to the consumer. Ilim has a strong long-term relationship with European suppliers, but certification according to European standards will further strengthen trust between us, as well as allow traders to reduce the cost of confirming the legality of the raw materials from which our products are made', said Ksenia Sosnina, Ilim Group CEO.
The process of preparing for certification took several years. The auditor was the international company NEPCon.