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MILITARY FORESTS
AND ESTATES OF THE SR, SOE

"Military Forests and Estates of Slovak Republic, SOE, complies to economic principles and criteria of PEFC"

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes

Certification of constantly sustainable forests management is the process in which an independent certification body reviews whether the forest management meets the certification criteria of constantly sustainable forest management (CSFM). Those are defined by certification scheme. In case the certificated subject meets the required conditions, the certification body issues the certificate. This certificate confirms that certificated forests are managed in a constantly sustainable way.

The forests certification or forest products is also direct economic device to carry through a certain principles of forests management into practice. Important lumber companies claim certificated wood. Their products are certificated too, which informs the customer that the future of forest had not been endangered by their production. The Chain of Custody (C-o-C) is the confirmation for customer buying the product that the wood the product is made of, comes from the certificated forest. All lumber mills participated in production of this good have to be owners of C-o-C.

Each participant of certification process who has met the conditions of certification scheme, will obtain “The Certificate of Participation in Forests Certification“ from the state-owned enterprise Forests of SR. The issued certificate implies the higher demands to the quality of performed work, to forest ecologization, to manipulation with logging waste, to observance safety rules at work and to abidance of technological practices. Its importance rises with the business expansion and in communication with clients and the third parties or interest groups in context of forests management (Civil Service and Self-Government Bodies in areas of relevance, Bodies of Environment Protection, local population, villages) and general public. Validity of the certificate is time-limited for the five-year period maximum. After expiration of this period, the complex revision of management compliance is provided.

Rights and duties of certification participants:

  1. Keep a register of legal documents testifying their relation to managed property,
  2. Introduce own politics CSFM at the level of “Program goals PEFC at constantly sustainable Slovak forests management” minimum,
  3. Designate a person responsible for fulfilling politics of CSFM and for managing forest activity,
  4. Create an appropriate organizational system with the description of processes, powers, responsibilities and control mechanisms when meeting the policies of CSFM,
  5. Organize and regulate the management of the forest according to authorization plan,
  6. Demonstratively ensure meeting of certification criteria (SFCS 1003:2009 Criteria and indicators of constantly sustainable forests management) by single contractors, which are the companies performing forests management operations based on the contract with the owner,
  7. Separate wood material coming from uncertified and controversial sources,
  8. Establish control mechanisms for monitoring how the SFCS demands are met, take precautionary and remedial measures and monitor how the measures are met.

According to the observed state of forest management, in compliance with its certification conditions and with criteria of constantly sustainable forest management, on 20th October, 2017, Forests of the Slovak Republic, SOE Banská Bystrica issued us The Certificate of Participation in Forest Certification No. 1076/2017.

Javorie Gallery (2016)

The certification confirms that Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, Forest Management Pliešovce, manages the forests in a constantly sustainable way according to the demands of Slovak System of Forests Certification PEFC. It also confirms that forest lands managed by Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, Forest Management Pliešovce on the area of 8 598 hectares are the part of region – “The Middle“. This region is represented by Forests of SR, which have been certified by TÜV SÜD Slovakia according to certification criteria defined by “Slovak System of Forest Certification“ (SFCS 1002 – 1005:2004) and on 14th January, 2016 it was certified by PEFC Council, too.

According to the observed state of forest management, in compliance with its certification conditions and with criteria of constantly sustainable forest management, on 17th July 2015, Forests of the Slovak Republic, SOE, Banská Bystrica issued The Certificate of participation in forest certification No. 4066/2015.

The certificate confirms that Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, branch office Malacky manages forests in a sustainable manner in accordance with the requirements of the Slovak Forest Certification System PEFC, and that forest lands managed by Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, SOE, branch office Malacky with an area of 24 399 ha are the part of Western Region represented by the state enterprise Forests of the Slovak Republic, had been certified by TÜV SÜD Slovakia certification criteria defined by "the Slovak system of forest certification" (SFCS 1002: 2009 and SFCS 1003:2009), which was, by meeting the requirements of PEFC recognized by PEFC Council on 28th July 2010.

According to the observed state of forest management, in compliance with its certification conditions and with criteria of constantly sustainable forest management, on 21/11/2017, Forests of the Slovak Republic, SOE, Banská Bystrica issued The Certificate of Participation in Forest Certification No. 3049/2017.

Levoca mountain chain (2016)

The certification confirms that Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, branch office Kežmarok manages forests in a constantly sustainable way according to requirements of Slovak System of Forests Certification PEFC. It also confirms that forest lands managed by Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, branch office Kežmarok on the area of 18 262,52 ha are the part of region - The East. This region is represented by Forests of the Slovak Republic. It had been certified by TÜV SÜD Slovakia according to certification criteria defined by “Slovak System of Forest Certification“ (SFCS 1003:2014) and on 14/01/2016, it was certified by PEFC Council, too.

According to the observed state of forest management, in compliance with its certification conditions and with criteria of constantly sustainable forest management, on 21/11/2017, Forests of the Slovak Republic, SOE, Banská Bystrica issued The Certificate of Participation in Forest Certification No. 3048/2017.

Spring moments - Spring snowflake (2016)

The certification confirms that Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, branch office Kamenica n/Cir. manages forests in a constantly sustainable way according to demands of Slovak System of Forests Certification PEFC. It also confirms that forest lands managed by Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, branch office Kamenica n/Cir. on the area of 14 611 hectares are the part of region - The East. This region is represented by Forests of the Slovak Republic, and it had been certified by TÜV SÜD Slovakia according to certification criteria defined by “Slovak System of Forest Certification“ (SFCS 1003:20014) and on 14/01/2016, it was certified by PEFC Council, too.


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MILITARY FORESTS AND ESTATES OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC, SOE

The state-owned enterprise (SOE) with the seat in Pliešovce was founded after the splitting of Czechoslovakia in 1993. The company was established to saturate the needs for the effective and ecological forest and farmland management on the military training areas of Slovakia. The company manages the area of 65 431 ha of forest land with an annual timber extraction of about 300,000 m3. State-owned enterprise (SOE) consists of Directorate General and three branch offices based in Malacky, Kezmarok and Kamenica nad Cirochou.

G.D. Pliešovce
Lesnícka 23, 962 63 Pliešovce

Tel.: +421 45 5306 101
Fax: +421 45 5306 102
Email: sekretariat@vlm.sk

B.O. Malacky
Zámocká 7, 901 01 Malacky

Tel.: +421 34 7954 202
Fax: +421 34 7954 205
Email: sekretariat.ma@vlm.sk

B.O. Kežmarok
Gen. Štefánika 26, 065 03 Podolínec

Tel.: +421 52 4663 601
Fax: +421 52 4663 612
Email: sekretariat.kk@vlm.sk

B.O. Kamenica nad Cirochou
Osloboditeľov 131, 067 83 Kamenica nad Cirochou

Tel.: +421 57 7590 501
Fax: +421 57 7590 500
Email: sekretariat.kc@vlm.sk

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