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Our strategy

The strategic vision of LST a.s. is to maintain a stable business position based on these three pillars – forestry, sawmill operation, and battenboard production. By strictly adhering to given technological procedures within all key areas, observing suitably designed and applied checking methods, and sticking to ethical business conduct, we aim at eliminating rightful passive complaints. Our common goal in all these areas is a constant improvement of the quality of our products and services. To achieve this, we strictly observe the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and a Czech standard CFCS 2002.

Quality

In order to secure a consistent improvement of quality management, we will keep implementing the latest technologies. In this process, we put emphasis on eliminating the causes of problems and on prevention.

Customer orientation

We want to surpass the competition by focusing on the customers' needs. The quality of our products must fulfil the customers' demands better than other comparable products and services by our competitors.

Employees

We aim at constant enhancement of working conditions and environment as part of the quality management. We support employees' activities leading to the improvement of processes, the quality of results, and qualification. We put emphasis on sharing information with our employees in a timely and accurate manner, to improve the atmosphere and trust within the company, and to build a lasting employee motivation.

Suppliers

By implementing quality management, we strive for better and mutually advantageous relations with our suppliers because we believe that a supplier is our partner, who directly participates on the quality of our products.

Chain of Custody

  In accordance with the valid standard CFCS 2002, our company shares its commitment to observe and apply the requirements of the Chain of Custody. LST a.s. commits to abide by the social, health, and security demands defined by CFCS 2002. The company is capable to supply its customers with the required amount of certified material. We exclude deliveries of controversial material, by which we take part in ecological development of forestry.  

Environmental protection

LST a.s. acknowledges and adheres to an active approach regarding the environmental protection.

Furthermore, we observe the regulations and decisions made by the relevant environmental authorities, aiming at achieving the best results when fulfilling the established criteria for environmental protection. We try to use the latest technologies for our activities, which allow us to remove the damage results as effectively as possible. We will fulfil this goal, provided that all principles of pollution prevention are observed in all aspects of our environment.

At the same time, specific procedures (emergency plans) are prepared to prevent emergencies or to minimise their effects on the environment. Locations identified as potential places of emergencies dangerous to the environment are monitored to secure a continuous supervision and prevent emergencies. The outcomes of such supervision are measurable results of the management of important environmental aspects of the company's contracts.  

The company's environmental profile

In accordance with the document on the Integrated management system, containing the environmental aspects of the company's activities, plans are prepared to improve effects on the environment within these key areas, above all:

  • Logging – reduce overall fuel consumption, use environment-friendly technologies.
  • Forest cultivation – use ecologically degradable chemicals.
  • Beech battenboard production – reduce electricity consumption, use ecological adhesives.
  • Timber production – reduce electricity consumption.
  • Road transport – reduce overall fuel consumption

The above listed areas are evaluated according to the document “The Company's Environmental Profile”, which assesses criteria achieved within a year-long period.

Occupational safety and health

We put a great emphasis on a strict adherence to safety standards, and above all on implementing preventive measures.

The company will focus on the minimisation of the most serious hazards identified on the basis of existing registers of hazard identification and assessment.

In accordance with improvement programmes, the company will set goals for the reduction of the risks of disease, accidents, and undesirable incidents.

An integral part of the OSH policy is the observance of the relevant legislation and other OSH requirements.

The OSH policy is communicated to all employees, and accessible to all interested parties on the company website.

Goals, target values, programmes and tasks

Specific goals regarding the quality management, Chain of Custody, environmental protection, and OSH, including specific achievable values, and programmes and tasks designed to reach them, will be announced every year for each branch in the form of regulated documents “Targets for xxxx (year)” and “Improvement programme”.

Commitment and expectation

The top management commits to provide sources and conditions necessary to fulfil this policy of Integrated management system. It also makes the commitment that all employees will be informed about this quality management and will work towards its goals. The IMS policy will be checked regularly and updated according to the needs of the company and the market situation.

At the same time, the company management expects all their colleagues to adopt the above described principles and abide by them.

In Trhanov on October 8th, 2012

Published as the director's order No. 7, 384/100/2007

Ing. VÁCLAV JUNEK, CSc.

the chairman of the managing board of LST a.s.