Tornator Eesti OÜ’s forests in Estonia FSC®-certified

The forestry company Tornator has received an FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) certificate for its forests in Estonia. The forest management certificate covers all of the company’s forests in Estonia, totalling some 50,000 hectares. Tornator Eesti OÜ’s forests had already been certified to the national PEFC standard (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).

“We want to respond to our customers’ needs as well as possible. For Tornator, FSC certification is one way of securing the demand for wood also in the future,” says Riido Rosin, Tornator’s Country Manager for Estonia.

“FSC certification is in line with the Group’s strategy, and another step in developing the business in Estonia,” says Matti Kuusisto, Tornator’s Regional Manager for the Baltics.

Tornator started preparing for certification in the spring of 2015. Certification auditors NEPCon awarded an FSC certificate to the company on 18 November 2016. Tornator Eesti OÜ will immediately start to provide FSC-certified wood to its customers.

For further information, please contact:

Riido Rosin, Country Manager, Estonia, tel. +372 50 568 45

Matti Kuusisto, Regional Manager, Baltics, tel. +358 40 577 9744

Tornator Eesti OÜ is Estonia’s largest private forest owner with 57,000 hectares of land. Tornator is a leading company specialised in sustainable forest management in Europe. It owns forests in Finland, Estonia and Romania. In 2015 the Group’s net sales were about €113 million and balance sheet value about €1.2 billion. The Group has more than 200 employees, also providing work for contractors worth some 700 person-years. Tornator is among the 50 largest corporation tax payers in Finland. The company’s shareholders are Finnish investors, mostly institutions. Tornator’s mission is “generating sustainable well-being from the forest”.

FSC License Code: FSC-C132610