Mikhail is an international auditor and a technical lead specialising in SBP and SURE certification schemes, with expertise in biomass certification and quality review.
Preferred by Nature allows its employees to constantly improve their qualifications and increase their knowledge and skills. At the same time, working at Preferred by Nature means being responsible for the preservation of the environment as well as for positive changes in people’s lives.
As the technical lead for the Sustainable Resources (SURE) program and providing technical support for the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) certification schemes, Mikhail is responsible for ensuring compliance with the programs' standards and implementing the schemes' rules within Preferred by Nature. Armed with extensive training in forest management, legality, chain of custody, and certification protocols, he guides colleagues toward successful auditing outcomes.
As the lead auditor, Mikhail conducts audits for SBP, SURE, FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council), and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certification schemes, starting from the forest and extending through the supply chain to the final product. Since 2023, he has been engaged in carbon certification.
Mikhail has been working at Preferred by Nature since 2018.
- Strong experience in the biomass sector
- Expertise in forest management and chain of custody
- Auditing across multiple certification schemes
- Competence in legality and sustainability
- Languages: Russian and English