Tornator Oyj applies for FSC certificate for its forests in Finland

The forestry company Tornator will apply for an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certificate for its forests in Finland. Tornator’s forests are already certified to the PEFC standard (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification), and the company also intends to make use of FSC certification.

The scheme will cover all Tornator’s forests in Finland, totalling some 595,000 hectares. Tornator expects to obtain the FSC certificate in early 2015, after which the company will be able to provide FSC-certified wood for its customers.

Tornator does not see that the adoption of the FSC certificate will have significant effects on the company’s financial results or the fair value of the forests.

“For Tornator, FSC certification is one way of securing the demand for wood also in the future. At the same time, we want to respond to our customers’ needs as well as possible,” says Tornator’s CEO Arto J. Huurinainen.

“Forest certification supports our objective to act responsibly, complying with the principles of sustainable forestry, and to secure biodiversity in company forests. We shall comply with both of these forest certification systems, each with their different focuses to demonstrate responsibility and sustainability,” comments Tornator’s Forestry Director Ari Karhapää.

For further information, please contact:

Arto J. Huurinainen, Chief Executive Officer, tel. +358 400 674 902
Ari Karhapää, Director, Forestry, tel. +358 50 441 2555