Biomass supplier in Leningrad region

The company carried out a clear cutting within protection territories in Leningrad region claiming as sanitary cuttings. While Greenpeace Russia made an assessment in designated for sanitary cutting areas without the real evidence or traces of pests or diseases.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Illegal biomass extraction
Resources fire wood, solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords sanitary cutting, firewood, wood chips, SPFA
Start date 2012
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Company seeks almost "legal" ways to harvest forest stands by claiming that sanitary cuttings in SPFA will improve the sanitary condition of the forests
Barriers for dialogue Company's CEO is influencial person in the area and may avoid further the external pressure to the company
Forums for dialogue Continues pressure from NGOs and negative signal from responsible consumers who are buying wood from this company
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation The controling party from the state and NGOs should play a key, the first verifies the following of Russian laws, the second is working with companies consumers to ensure that the last one knows from where the raw material comes from