Meža Enerģija – powerful energy for the future!
Our highest priority is care for Latvian forests, ensuring sustainable management on a daily basis, thus providing a significant opportunity for the forestry industry to achieve environmental goals – improving forest health and increasing its ability to adapt to changing climate conditions, in order to strengthen the value and future potential of each forest. The quality of the company’s activities and production is confirmed by internationally recognised and prestigious forestry industry certificates:
Forest Stewardship Council
Timber supply chain FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) Certificate confirms that timber used in production is obtained from responsibly managed forests and that the process is traceable at all stages of production and sales – from the forest manager to the end consumer.
FSC® Supply Chain Certificate (PDF)
More about FSC here: fsc.org
Sustainable Biomass Program
Sustainable Biomass Program SBP (Sustainable Biomass Program) is a unique certification system for woody biomass used in industrial, large-scale energy production. SBP provides assurance that the woody biomass is produced in accordance with the regulatory requirements for responsible woody biomass.
SBP Sustainable Biomass Program Certificate (PDF)
More about SBP here: sbp-cert.org
Corporate sustainability standards in our everyday life
Reduction of CO2 emissions
By renewing and modernising the technical machinery fleet, we have significantly reduced CO2 emissions occurring during the forest management processes, as well as the optimisation of transportation distances is introduced by planning work in one place and reducing unnecessary trips.
Sustainable forest management
Forest management and the provided services aimed at environmental preservation and the value of nature, which contribute to the afforestation of agricultural lands, and careful evaluation of the felling volumes in relation to the increase in the forest.
Working environment safety and protection of employees
Our highest priority is our employees and they are protected by a specially developed code of ethics on labour protection, fair competition, anti-corruption and anti-bribery, which serves as a guideline in our daily work, communication with colleagues, customers and cooperation partners.
Meža Enerģija is a certified, multi-profile forestry and logging company mainly engaged in the production of energetic wood chips and sustainable forest management throughout Latvia.
The most important of the company’s guidelines is to strictly comply with the basic principles of FSC FM forest management and SPB sustainable biomass use, ensuring the traceability of the timber supply chain.
Frequently asked questions
What sustainability certificates regulate the activities of Meža Enerģija?
Our responsibility is to be a part of a sustainable and nature-friendly ecosystem, which is strictly defined by the internationally recognised certificates FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and SBP (Sustainable Biomass Program). It was our free choice to obtain the internationally recognised certificates, because we believe in sustainable forest management, since only thoughtful forest management can provide an appropriate environment for the development of society in the future.
How many years of experience in forestry and forest management does Meža Enerģija have?
The experience of Meža Enerģija in forestry has begun in the 90s, which has continued with a focus on logging, sustainable forest management and chip production, becoming one of the most experienced forestry companies in Latvia.
What amount of renewable energy does Meža Enerģija produce every year?
Meža Enerģija is aware of its impact on environmental changes, therefore one of the focuses of its activities is on the production of renewable (chip) energy, which provides an opportunity to significantly reduce the consequences of the greenhouse effect. 380,000 MWh of wood chips are produced annually.
How Meža Enerģija contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions?
Caring for climate change and mitigating its consequences, we have completely modernised the technical machinery fleet, which provides an opportunity to significantly reduce CO2 emissions occurring in forest management processes and logistics.