Environmental protection

The process of LVL production is one of the most rational ways of wood processing which allows to save forest resources. While a solid timber beam consumer approximately 40% of the log, an LVL billet utilizes 90%. The balance of 10% is used for pellet production. Fuel pellets represent environmentally sound fuel since carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere is absorbed by the growing trees and as a result emissions are equal to zero. Black waste (bark) is fed to the energy plant. Ultralam™ production is waste-free!

We sustain forest resources through the monitoring of woodlands, cutting diseased trees, protecting logging sites from poachers. MLT Ltd. doesn´t purchase wood from those companies that do not adhere to the similar environmental standards.

Modern Lumber Technology Ltd. leases 200 000 m3 of logging site in Tver region. Woodlands are certified against FSCTM (Forest Stewardship Council®) requirements. Certificate Registration Code SW-FM/COC-004320.

FSC is focused on ecologically responsible, socially oriented and economically stable forest exploitation and management of the world’s forest resources.

Ecologically responsible forest management guarantees that forest harvesting will neither jeopardize biological diversity nor reduce the productivity and ecological functions of forests.

Socially oriented forest management provides both local population and the society in general terms with long-term benefits of forest exploitation. It also encourages local population to sustain forest resources and manage the forestry based on long-term planning.

Economically stable forest exploitation means that it is based and implemented in the way that assures long-term economical profits without negative effects to forest resources, quality of eco system and hazard to the local population.