RusForest is a forestry company operating in Eastern Siberia in Russia
Timber (Forests)
Lease area: 716,987 ha
AAC: 1,063,860 m3
Own harvesting: 550,000 m3

Capacity: 90,000 m3

Wood pellets
Capacity: 30,000 tonnes per year

RusForest value chain

RusForest is a private forestry group operating in Eastern Siberia in Russia. The parent company of the RusForest group is the Swedish company RusForest AB (publ) ( 556694-6421), the Group also has an operational head office in Moscow.
The Company has a large forest portfolio of 0.7 million hectares of leased High-quality, slow-growth forests and an annual allowable cut (AAC) of 1.1 million cubic meters, spread over its two production sites - Magistralny and Ust-Ilimsk. The Group has vertically integrated operations; from timber leases to own harvesting, sawmilling and pellets production. RusForest has a very good reputation for its sawnwood and pellets products and is one of the biggest Russian exporters of sawnwood to the premium Japanese market.
The Company has all the necessary certifications to comply with the highest standards of Forest Stewardship and resource sustainability. The Group’s sawnwood products are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and the Pellets production is certified in accordance with the standards of SBP, ENplus A1.
RusForest adopted an environmental policy in 2011 that requires the Company to work with materials and methods in a way that has minimal impact on the internal and external environment. The Company is constantly working to raise the importance of environmental awareness with all employees and to comply with the environmental demands from authorities, customers and the market.
RusForest has also completed the certification process for the majority of its operations according to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) rules. FSC certificates for the Company’s operations were issued by Rainforest Alliance, the global leader in forest certification:
– The majority of the Company’s forest units located in the Irkutsk regions of Russia received the FSC forest management and chain of custody certificates.
– RusForest’s main sawmill Magistralny and its wholesale export operation (RusForest Trade House) also received the chain of custody certificates for their products and raw materials.
Following the principles of the Forest Stewardship Council, RusForest is making every effort to prevent the sale and receipt of wood from the following categories:
– wood harvested from areas that violated traditional or civil rights;
– wood harvested in forests that are not FSC certified and where conservation values are threatened;
– wood from genetically modified (GM) trees;
– illegally logged wood.
RusForest pays special attention to the social and environmental impacts of its business activities in Russia. The Company maintains highly valuable forests in close cooperation with local communities and leading environmental organizations such as WWF and Greenpeace.

514,798 hectares leased
Annual Allowable Cut 725,700 m3
202,189 hectares leased
Annual Allowable Cut 338,160 m³

The Magistralny unit is located in the Irkutsk region, Eastern Siberia. The forest lease areas are located in Kazachinsko-Lensky district, Irkutsk region.
Forest resources
The Company controls four forest leases covering an area of 514,798 hectares, with an AAC of 725,700 m3. Within the leased areas there is a high concentration of mature softwood, predominately pine and larch (80%).
RusForest Magistralny’s project "Construction of a wood processing plant for the production of dry sawnwood is included in the list of priority investment projects in the forest industry by the Ministry of industry and energy of the Russian Federation No. 942 dated 13.07.2011. The project foresees the construction of a manufacturing complex, including:
• Wood processing plant for the production of dry sawnwood;
• Units for timber harvesting in forest lease areas in Kazachinsko-Lensky district of Irkutsk Region.
Bark and wood waste from sawmilling are used for technological needs and energy production needs.
Pellet mill
At the end of 2015, the Company commissioned new wood pellet plant.
Actual annual harvesting volume is about 350,000 m3 with an AAC of 725,700 m3.
The Magistralny sawmill was completed in 2011 and has an annual capacity of 90,000 m3 of sawnwood.
The pellet mill has an annual capacity of 30,000 tons.
Certification - Forest Stewardship Council®
RusForest Magistralny have the following certificates:
• Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood # NC-COC-014069 / NC-CW-014069 (License Code FSC-C110772), recertification audit according to standards FSC–STD-40-004 V 2-1 and FSC–STD-40-005 V3-1 scheduled starting from April 29, 2017
• Forest Management and Chain of Custody # NC-FM/COC-014074 (License Code FSC-C109710), recertification audit according to standard FSC-STD-RUS-V6-1-2012 scheduled starting from April 17, 2017
Certification documents
• Summary of the due diligence system
• Forest management plan RusForest Magistralny (in Russian)
• The procedure for granting of non-confidential information (in Russian)
• Report on monitoring of RusForest Magistralny (in Russian)
• Methodology for identification and protection of high conservation value forests in lease areas of RusForest Magistralny (in Russian)
• Information on the proposed timber harvesting of RusForest Magistralny (in Russian)
In 2016 pellets production at RusForest Magistralny was certified in accordance with SBP standards.
If you would have any comments or suggestions regarding our business activity, also in relation to our adherence to SBP standard, please do not hesitate to contact us with your comments and recommendations.
SBP certification documents
• Supply Base Report of RusForest Magistralny 2017
• Supply Base Report of RusForest Magistralny 2016
• Supply Base Report of RusForest Magistralny 2015
• Statement of commitment to sustainable pellet production
• RusForest Magistralny SBP certificate
RusForest Magistralny LLC
Russia, 666505, Irkutsk region, Kazachinsko-Lensky district, Magistralny, st. Zavodskaya, 2/5, PO Box 9, RusForest Magistralny
Phone: +7 (39562) 493-41
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The Ust-Ilimsk forest lease areas are located in Ust-Ilimsk District, Irkutsk Region and also Tungussko-Chunsky and Kodinsky Districts, Krasnoyarsk Region.
Forest resources
The Company controls 3 forest leases covering an area of 202,189 hectares, with an AAC of 338,160 m3. Within the leased areas there is a high concentration of mature softwood, predominately pine and larch (84%). Currently RusForest is developing its own harvesting operations in Ust-Ilimsk, while also managing the forest leases in Ust-Ilimsk and selling right to utilize some of the forest leases by third party at a fee.
RusForest Ust-Ilimsk Ltd
666684, Irkutsk region, Ust-Ilimsk, Promploschadka LPK
Phone: +7 (39535) 65-305
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Forest assets
0.8 million hectares leased
1.1 million cubic meters AAC
90,000 cubic meters annual capacity
In Russia, forest land cannot be owned privately but can be leased for up to 49 years. The Company has successfully secured a total of 1.2 million hectares of forest land under lease agreements in its core locations in eastern Siberia. It is of high importance to secure areas of the right forest composition. The forest leases in Magistralny are utilized solely for the Company’s own forest needs, however, in Ust-Ilimsk forest leases are also subleased to third parties.

More important than area leased is the AAC, expressed in cubic meters related to the leased forest assets and also the Company’s ability to monetize/harvest the AAC. Harvesting generates sawlogs and pulpwood. Sawlogs are further processed into various sawnwood products by the Company’s sawmill. Pulpwood is generally sold to pulp mills.

The sawmills in Magistralny process sawlogs, either from own harvesting or purchased, into various sawnwood products. This is the Company’s main product and main source of revenue. Sawmilling output is naturally dependent on supply of raw material in the form of sawlogs but also on the specification being produced, which in turn depends on end client.

RusForest harvests greater volumes, and a certain percentage of logs have a larger diameter, than we are able to process internally. These excess sawlog volumes are subsequently sold unprocessed, as round wood, both domestically and for export.

RusForest's core product is sawnwood made using the high quality raw material in Siberia mainly pine and larch. The Magistralny sawmill has an annual maximum capacity of 90,000 cubic meters. RusForest provides its customers with sawn timber of numerous different dimensions and specifications. RusForest produces both standard dimensions, in all species, as well as fully customer specific products for a number of different clients. Currently most production is sold to Japan, CIS and the Middle East. Our most common delivery terms is FCA. Most of our products are transported by rail to an applicable Russian port and reloaded for delivery to the final destination.
RusForest produces high quality wood pellets from its modern pellet mill in Magistralny, mainly for the European industrial market. The Company’s pellet plant has an annual capacity of 30,000 tons. Pellets production is certified in accordance with the standards of SBP, ENplus A1.
RusForest AB (publ)
Hovslagargatan 5
SE-111 48 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 771 85 00
Fax: +46 8 545 015 54

RusForest Management Group LLC
Pozharskiy Lane 15
119034, Moscow
Tel: +7 495 980 24 13
Fax: +7 495 980 24 13

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