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  • Apa itu RIL ?

    Apa itu RIL ?

    Defining RIL

    Reduced-Impact Logging (RIL) consists of technologies and practices that are designed to minimize environmental impacts associated with industrial timber harvesting operations. Here the focus is on operations in tropical forests, although the same principles apply to other types of forests as well.

    TFF has now released a generic Standard for RIL which can be used to develop country-specific criteria and indicators.

    In the S.E. Asia context, a RIL operation should normally include the following points :

    1. A Criteria & Indicators interpretation guide is now available for Indonesia.
    2. Pre-harvest inventory and mapping of individual crop trees.
    3. Preparation of accurate, operational scale contour maps.
    4. Pre-harvest planning of roads, skid trails, and landings to provide access to the harvest area and to the individual trees scheduled for harvest while minimizing soil disturbance and protecting streams and waterways with properly engineered crossings.
    5. The development of written environmental and operational standards to guide planning and operational activities and the integration of these standards into the company structure.
    6. The use of controlled felling and bucking techniques including directional felling
    7. The development of written felling and bucking standards to minimize logging waste and to maximize volume and value recovery.
    8. Construction of roads and landings so that they adhere to engineering and environmental design guidelines while minimizing soil disturbance and damage to residual vegetation.
    9. Marking skid trail locations on the ground so the skidder operators can find them easily.
    10. Opening skid trails prior to felling. Minimize soil disturbance during the construction and utilization of skid trails through the application of simple guidelines and adequate supervision
    11. Winching logs to planned skid trails and ensuring that skidding machines remain on the planned skid trails at all times.
    12. On sloping topography, deactivation of skid trails after the operation has been completed (e.g., by cross-ditching) to minimize erosion.
    13. Conducting post-harvest assessments to provide feedback to the timber concession holder and the logging crews, and to evaluate the degree to which RIL guidelines were applied successfully.

     

    For these practices to be applied in a cost-effective and environmentally sound manner, the following prerequisites are essential :

    1. The concession holder and logging operator must be able to provide legal documentation showing that they are legally entitled to harvest the timber within the operational area and that the operation is being conducted in adherence to all applicable laws and regulations.
    2. A detailed set of operational and environmental standards must exist to which the logging operation will conform, and the managerial, planning, and logging crews must all be thoroughly familiar with these standards.
    3. The planning and logging crews must be trained in their respective functions, and they must understand not only what is to be done and how to do it, but also why it is important.
    4. Crews must be provided with proper safety equipment and must be trained in its use and maintenance.
    5. Knowledgeable, well-trained supervisors must be present in the field to oversee the work, to maintain prescribed standards for the operation, and to ensure that the schedule of activities is followed.
    6. Where lodging in a field camp is required, the camp must adhere to sanitary and dietary standards applicable to the jurisdiction in which it is located.
    7. Logging equipment must be suited to the operating conditions and must be maintained in good working condition.
    8. Planning and operational activities must be thoroughly integrated in order to ensure that the plans are properly implemented. This may require adjustments to the company's structural and procedural arrangements.
    9. A management and control system must be in place that will provide timely operating information to the concession holder, the logging manager, and external auditors. Such a system includes detailed job descriptions, staffing information, equipment inventories, standard operating procedures, and similar information.
  • Arsip

    Arsip - indonesia

  • Art W. Klassen

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • Arya Hanni

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • Bantuan

    Bantuan - indonesia

  • Bantuan Sertifikasi

    Certification Support Services

    FSC - RIL Verified, Legal VerifiedConsidered by many to represent the crowning recognition of exemplary achievement, FSC certification has long been held up as the ‘holy grail’ of sustainable forest management.

    In belated recognition of the challenges that the FSC standard presents for FMUs, particularly in the tropical world, various advocates of the FSC certification system have proposed elaborate “step-wise” schemes of recognizing progress and achievement towards the goal of certification.

    TFF-Indonesia has inadvertently come to realize that its open approach of engagement and its range of complimentary services, has proven highly successful in encouraging forest management companies to strive for ever increasing measure of excellence.  Most of the companies that first engaged in RIL training are now FSC certified.  Companies who have in the past few years participated in RIL and legal verification activities under TFF sponsorship are now applying for forest certification.

    TFF-Indonesia has become a major proponent of FSC certification in response to the creation of a significant funding platform specifically designed to stimulate forest certification in  Indonesia.

    In January 2010, The Borneo Initiative, a Dutch NGO launched the first round of funding support for Indonesian forest concession with the signing of 5 contracts.  TFF-Indonesia represents 4 of these concession companies.

    On June 28, 2010 the second round of funding will become available and once again, TFF represents the majority of the participating concessions in a technical advisory capacity.

  • Baseline assessments completed for forest carbon emissions ...

    FSC GA 2017

    TFF is now well into the implementation of a RIL training program under the USAID funded LESTARI project, except this is RIL training with an important difference.

     

  • Belayan

    F S C-1Belayan River Timber - monocablewww.belayanrivertimber.com

     

    On June 30, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded the concession of  PT. Belayan River Timber with full FSC certification.  The company’s innovative use of low impact logging technology was, no doubt, an important factor in reaching this decision.


    During the initial years of decentralization, chaos prevailed in the Indonesian forestry sector.  District and Provincial Governments issued harvesting licenses, frequently in contradiction with permits issued by the central Ministry of Forests.   The Government bowed to pressure from the IMF and World Bank to reopen the possibility of log exports.  And illegal loggers took advantage of the resulting chaos to expand their activities throughout Indonesia.

     

    Now that order has been restored, a potential benefit of those chaotic times has emerged in the form of a technical innovation pioneered by the illegal loggers.  The innovation is a simple machine used for pulling logs along the ground through the forest, thus eliminating the need for skid trails from much of  the area being logged.  Local loggers call this the “monocable”.  

     

    It is a scaled up version of extraction equipment commonly used on small private European woodlots but it is manufactured in Samarinda from locally available components.   More importantly, it offers great promise of achieve a number of objectives central to the goals of Reduced Impact Logging.

     

    txt-box resizeFirst of all, it is relatively inexpensive to operate.  Experience to-date suggests that a felling and skidding costs of Rp.90,000/cu.m . is achievable for a skidding distances totaling up to 200 m.

     

    Secondly, since the machine can winch itself into position and then pull logs to the machine from a distance of 100 meters for a maximum of two such set-ups  per operating area, the need for skid trails are eliminated from this area thus dramatically reducing site disturbance, erosion risk, and impact to the residual stand.

     

    Finally, by contracting out a portion of its annual cutting area (RKT) to community based private enterprises, the concession company has an opportunity to stimulate the development of small business and to offer a meaningful way in which local communities can participate in forest concession management thereby creating the basis for a more constructive relationship with its community neighbors.

     

    PT Integra, the new owner of PT Belayan River Timber, is an integrated wood working industry located in Surabaya and specializes in finished and ‘knock down’ furniture, for both indoor and garden applications.  The Intergra ownership has recognized a clearly defined demand for FSC certified Meranti housing components such as scantling, door frames and window frames in the European market.  With the acquisition of the Belayan concession and the installation of an FSC dedicated wood processing facility at its Surabaya complex, Integra expects to capitalize on its new investment of providing high quality, FSC certified housing components to the European  market.

     

    TFF has provided RIL training and technical guidance for certification for Belayan River Timber under The Borneo Initiative certification support program and is pleased to congratulate the management and staff of Belayan for their proactive role in furthering the cause of  reduced impact logging and forest certification.

     

  • Berita TFF

    Berita TFF

  • Biaya dan Manfaat

    Conducting research into the cost and benefits of RIL is inherently complicated. Each study site has its own peculiarities which are extremely difficult to duplicate.

     

    Forest conditions vary from flat to very broken terrain and tree sizes show a similar variability between tropical forest regions of the world. It has become clear that the more broken the terrain and/or the larger the trees, the less difference there will be between conventional logging and RIL logging.

     

    In addition the logging activities themselves are influenced by a wide range of variables such as:

    • Skidding distance
    • Piece size and weight
    • Profile of the skid trail
    • Terrain conditions
    • Soil conditions
    • Weather
    • Machine type and condition
    • Operator experience
    • RIL standards being applied

     

    One of the biggest problems in trying to quantify the costs and benefits of RIL, is the different standards and study methodologies which researchers have applied to this topic. The result of all this variability, is a corresponding lack of uniformity of results in RIL productivity and cost studies.

     

    To-date, one of the most rigorous and definitive studies on RIL costs and benefits, has been the work done through TFF in Brazil. A synopsis of the research results, is available in "Financial Costs and Benefits of Reduced Impact Logging in the Eastern Amazon".

     

    TFF-Indonesia has participated with a number of concession in conducting in-house operational trials intended to give a quick evaluation of the productivity benefits of adopting RIL. Results of such studies will be published in the "RIL & Certification" newsletter from time to time. For the results of a recent study refer to the article "Investigating the Benefits of an RIL System" in the April 2004 issue of the "RIL & Certification Newsletter".

     

  • Biaya dan manfaat

    Biaya dan Manfaat - indonesia

  • BP

    BP -  Indonesia

  • British Petrolium

    bp logo01Harvesting Plan Study for Tangguh Expansion Project of British Petrolium in West Papua. Tangguh Expansion Project (TEP) in Bintuni Bay of West Papua is one of the project sites operated by British Petrolium (BP).

    The TEP is planned to start on the first quarter of 2014 to support onshore LNG construction activities in the first quater of 2015. To support the TEP, BP needs to convert approximately 350 ha of forested lands for establishing the TEP facilities. Conversion of forested lands into other purposes requires a legal permit from the Indonesian governement (c.q. Ministry of Forestry).

    To acquire a legal permit of forest conversion, BP has to comply with the regulation of Ministry of Forestry No. P.14/Menhut-II/2011 regarding 'Izin Pemanfaatan Kayu' (IPK, licence for timber utilization). According to such regulation, BP needs to submit an IPK application complemented by two essential documents: timber cruising report and harvesting plan.

    The project will be organized and implemented by a consortium team of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) who serve as a project leader. In the project implementation, the IPB team will collaborate with a team of Papua University (UNIPA) who is responsible for field data collection, and with a team of Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) who is responsible for quality assurance of the project and provide technical trainings to the survey teams.

  • British Petrolium

    British Petrolium

  • Certification

    Certification

  • Certification Support

    Certification Support Services

    FSC - RIL Verified, Legal VerifiedConsidered by many to represent the crowning recognition of exemplary achievement, FSC certification has long been held up as the ‘holy grail’ of sustainable forest management.

    In belated recognition of the challenges that the FSC standard presents for FMUs, particularly in the tropical world, various advocates of the FSC certification system have proposed elaborate “step-wise” schemes of recognizing progress and achievement towards the goal of certification.

    TFF-Indonesia has inadvertently come to realize that its open approach of engagement and its range of complimentary services, has proven highly successful in encouraging forest management companies to strive for ever increasing measure of excellence.  Most of the companies that first engaged in RIL training are now FSC certified.  Companies who have in the past few years participated in RIL and legal verification activities under TFF sponsorship are now applying for forest certification.

    TFF-Indonesia has become a major proponent of FSC certification in response to the creation of a significant funding platform specifically designed to stimulate forest certification in  Indonesia.

    In January 2010, The Borneo Initiative, a Dutch NGO launched the first round of funding support for Indonesian forest concession with the signing of 5 contracts.  TFF-Indonesia represents 4 of these concession companies.

    On June 28, 2010 the second round of funding will become available and once again, TFF represents the majority of the participating concessions in a technical advisory capacity.

  • Certification Support - Past Successes

    Certification Support - Past Successes

    Interest in certification has been the driving force for some of TFF's training in RIL. TFF provides workshops to companies interested in certification and also offers an evaluation of forest concession management against existing certification standards.

    In early 2004, TFF secured an arrangement through a Dutch partnership, whereby it would provide professional evaluation and advice, technical support in certification, assistance in establishing chain-of-custody systems, and training in RIL implementation, to two major forest companies situated in Central Kalimantan.

    This arrangement included :

    • trade agreements between Dutch and Indonesian private sector partners
    • analysis of action required to achieve certification including the development of an action plan
    • consultation and advice on technical matters and overall strategy
    • training in RIL
    • assistance in establishing chain-of-custody systems up to and including assessment by an independent auditor,
    • the possibility for direct investment to promote trade and the achievement of FSC certification.

    In September, 2005 the first participating company, PT. Erna Djuliawati was awarded an FSC certificate for sustainable forest management by SmartWood.  FSC certification of the second participating company, PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma was achieved in September 2007.

    TFF continues to build on its successful certification support program by assisting these two forest companies to close off remaining conditions through technical guidance and specific training inputs.

  • Chandra Agung Septiadi Putra

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research

    CIFOR - Center for International Forestry Research

  • Collaboration With DLH

    Inspecting Merbau logsCollaboration with DLH

    VLO Program marks it's first successes...

    TFF and DLH-Nordisk, a Danish importer of tropical timbers, are encouraged by the recent progress in verification of legal origin...

  • Cost & Benefits

    Financial Costs and Benefits of Reduced Impact Logging in the Eastern Amazon

    Analysis by :
    Thomas P. Holmes, Geoffrey M. Blate, Johan C. Zweede, Rodrigo Pereira Jr., Paulo Barreto, Frederick Boltz and Roberto Bauch.

    Download PDF version of this analysis : Click here

    Reduced Impact Logging in Tropical Forests

     
       
           
           

    Logging in the tropics, as conventionally practiced, depletes timber stocks and causes severe ecological damage to residual forests. Reduced impact logging (RIL) systems are currently being developed in Brazil and other countries in response to concerns over the ecological and economic sustainability of harvesting natural tropical forest stands. RIL systems use an array of best harvesting techniques that reduce damage to residual forests, create fewer roads and skid trails, reduce soil disturbance and erosion, protect water quality, mitigate fire risk and potentially help maintain regeneration and protect biological diversity.

    Little is known about the financial aspects of RIL, and existing evidence in Latin America is inconclusive. However, existing data suggest that RIL can be more profitable than conventional logging (CL) in some situations. Defining the set of conditions that favor the financial aspects of RIL is important because educating loggers of this fact will motivate them to alter their practices (loggers’ self-interest). This may protect ecological services in logged tropical forests while providing jobs and income for local economies. RIL systems are an integral part of forest certification initiatives and may provide a low-cost option for maintaining carbon sinks and forest conservation benefits. If sustainable forestry is to hold promise as an option, ecological impacts of timber harvesting need to be mitigated using economically competitive technology.

    In addition to financial impacts, RIL systems can provide other industrial benefits. RIL procedures reduce the volume of timber wasted in harvesting operations, thereby increasing the volume of timber supplied from a fixed resource base. Pre-harvest inventories of standing timber provide a marketing advantage to landowners and mills which can establish forward contracts with buyers based on delivery of known volumes for specific species. Inventory control also helps eliminate low prices and degradation associated with products that sit in mill yards because buyers cannot be found. Careful tree felling and machine use increases worker safety which should result in lower insurance rates and a more secure workforce.

    RIL techniques and guidelines are not fixed prescriptions, but adapt best harvesting techniques to existing biophysical and economic conditions. The FAO model codeof forest harvesting provides the basis for RIL system design and typically includes many or all of the following activities :

    • pre-harvest inventory and mapping of trees
    • pre-harvest planning of roads and skidtrails
    • pre-harvest vine cutting
    • directional felling
    • cutting stumps low to the ground
    • efficient utilization of felled trunks
    • constructing roads and skid trails of optimum width
    • winching of logs to planned skid trails
    • constructing landings of optimal size
    • minimizing ground disturbance and slash management.

     

    Model Sites in the Brazilian Amazon

    For the past several years, the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) and its Brazilian subsidiary Fundação Floresta Tropical (FFT) have developed and implemented operational RIL models at various locations throughout the Brazilian Amazon and trained forestry personnel in RIL methods. Between 1995 and 1997, FFT established several 100 ha harvesting blocks at Fazenda Cauaxi situated southwest of Paragominas in the state of Para. Most of the wood processed in Paragominas is marketed domestically and about 8% of the processed volume is exported. Access to domestic markets permits 40 - 50 tree species to be harvested in this location.

    Reduced impact logging operations incur costs that are not incurred by CL operations. Between six to twelve months before harvesting, RIL crews inventory the harvest area and cut vines connected to potential harvest trees. Using the inventory, maps are generated, harvest trees are selected, skid trails are laid out and potentially valuable trees for the subsequent harvest are identified. In contrast, CL harvesting is not planned but proceeds using a “hit or miss” approach where the timber feller works with an assistant, a “tree hunter”, to help identify harvestable trees. Timber fellers in CL operations are typically paid on a piece rate that encourages rapid felling of trees, often of species and sizes or with defects that the mill will not accept. Felling in CL operations has little regard for impacts on the residual stand.

    Skidding crews operate independently from felling crews and are not provided with precise information regarding location of felled trees. The search for logs results in an inefficient use of labor and machine time and causes significant damage to the residual stand, forest soils and skidding equipment.

    The analysis presented here is a summary of a detailed technical report that provides a comparison of the costs and revenues of a typical, large-scale RIL system relative to a typical, large scale CL system in the Paragominas timbershed. The study focuses on the financial, operational, and technical aspects of RIL vs. CL systems. Although the study does not address biological or ecological questions directly, measurements were made of key parameters affecting future forest productivity. These parameters represent future benefits of using RIL systems.

     

    What Was Learned

    At Fazenda Cauaxi, the initial harvest averaged 25 m3 (4 to 6 trees) per hectare from the harvesting blocks. Pre- and post-harvest inventories showed that RIL activities were effective in reducing the amount of wood wasted in the forest and on the log deck relative to the CL operation (Figure 1). Wood wasted in the CL operation represented about 24% of the initial harvest volume, compared to only 8% in the RIL operation. More careful bucking of logs using RIL techniques increased recovered volume by about 1.1 m3 per hectare relative to CL techniques. In the RIL operations, better coordination between felling and skidding crews increased recovered volume by about 0.9 m3 per hectare. More careful tree selection by RIL crews (in terms of size, species and defect) resulted in a decrease of about 1.4 m3 per hectare in the volume of logs that were harvested but never utilized by the mill. Logging causes damage to the residual stand of trees. By cutting vines, directionally felling trees and planning the layout of roads and skid trails in RIL operations, damage to commercially valuable trees in the residual stand can be greatly reduced.

       

    As shown in Figure 2, the RIL system reduced the rate at which trees in the residual stand were fatally damaged. For every 100 trees felled on the CL block, 38 trees (commercial or potentially commercial, greater than 35 cm dbh and with good form) were fatally damaged, compared to only 17 trees in the RIL block. Also, damaged future crop trees in the residual stand were recovering at nearly twice the rate on the RIL block than on the CL block. These results suggest that economic and ecological benefits provided by the residual stand will be greater on the RIL block.

     

     

    Logging disturbs forest soils through the operation of heavy equipment. The amount of ground area disturbed on the CL block was nearly twice the ground area disturbed by RIL operations. Although part of this was due to the higher harvesting intensity on the CL block, the ground area disturbed per tree harvested was about 60% greater on the CL relative to the RIL block. Heavy equipment disturbed about 10% of the ground area in the CL block and about 5% of the ground area in the RIL block.

    A comparison of the cost of typical, large scale RIL and CL operations in the Paragominas timbershed is shown in Figure 3. RIL planning and infrastructure activities increased “up-front” costs incurred before harvest by about 170% over CL operations. Felling and bucking costs were also larger for RIL activities because of the extra effort required for directional felling and increased product recovery. However, efficiency gains due to planning typical RIL operations were large. First, skidding and log deck productivity increased dramatically for the typical RIL operation and led to a 37% reduction in cost relative to the CL operation. Second, better recovery of potential merchantable volume on the typical RIL site reduced direct cost associated with waste by 78% and reduced stumpage cost by 16%. Overall, cost per cubic meter associated with a typical RIL system in this timbershed was estimated to be 12% less than the cost of a typical CL system.

     

    Conclusions

    The major conclusion of the analysis was that reduced impact logging can be financially more profitable than conventional logging. This implies that the economic self interest of loggers can help mitigate the loss of ecological services in some tropical forests subject to logging pressure.

    Reduced impact logging techniques greatly decreased the damage to trees in the residual stand, the amount of ground area disturbed by machinery and the volume of wood residues left in the forest. Future economic and ecological benefits provided by logged forests will likely be greater where RIL techniques are used.

    Finally, a word of caution is due. Tropical forests are heterogeneous and the markets for production inputs and outputs vary. The conclusions of this study do not necessarily apply to other timbersheds in the Amazon basin or elsewhere.

     

     

    The current demand for formal training in RIL methods by both large landowners and the Brazilian Federal Environmental Institute (IBAMA) suggests that further research and operational testing are needed. These would evaluate how variations in forest type, input and output markets and size of logging operation affect optimal design and performance of RIL systems. The identification of suitable conditions are in the loggers’ self-interest, and can help mitigate the loss of ecological services in forests subject to logging pressure. This will help sustainable tropical forest management become a reality.

    Conventional logging   Conventional Logging

    Harvesting is not planned but uses a “hit or miss” approach. Timber fellers have little regard for the residual stand, and their search for logs is inefficient.

         
     

    Reduced Impact Logging

    Techniques greatly decrease the damage to trees in the residual stand, the amount of ground area disturbed by machinery, and the volume of wood residues left in the forest.

     

    Tropical Forest Foundation

    The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests through sustainable forestry. TFF has become widely recognized for establishing demonstration models and training to show the advantages and teach the principles of sustainable forest management through the application of Reduced Impact Logging practices. The Foundation’s Board of Directors include leaders from industry, government, science, academia and conservation organizations. TFF currently has programs in Brazil, Guyana S.A., Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region.

    For a complete copy of the report Financial Costs and Benefits of Reduced-Impact Logging in the Eastern Amazon, please contact :

    Tropical Forest Foundation
    225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 770
    Alexandria VA, 22314 Phone (703) 518-8834 Fax (703) 518-8974
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    www.tropicalforestfoundation.org

    or

    Tropical Forest Foundation - Indonesia

    Kompleks Cimanggu Permai

    Jl. Tumapel Blok O-IV, No. 17

    Bogor - 16164

    I N D O N E S I A
    Phone (62-251) 8317-338
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    www.tff-indonesia.org

    The report can also be downloaded from the CIFOR (www.cifor.org) or the USDA Forest Service International Programs (www.fs.fed.us/global) websites.

  • Cost & Benefits

    Cost & Benefits - english

  • Cost and Benefits

    Conducting research into the cost and benefits of RIL is inherently complicated. Each study site has its own peculiarities which are extremely difficult to duplicate.

     

    Forest conditions vary from flat to very broken terrain and tree sizes show a similar variability between tropical forest regions of the world. It has become clear that the more broken the terrain and/or the larger the trees, the less difference there will be between conventional logging and RIL logging.

     

    In addition the logging activities themselves are influenced by a wide range of variables such as:

    • Skidding distance
    • Piece size and weight
    • Profile of the skid trail
    • Terrain conditions
    • Soil conditions
    • Weather
    • Machine type and condition
    • Operator experience
    • RIL standards being applied

     

    One of the biggest problems in trying to quantify the costs and benefits of RIL, is the different standards and study methodologies which researchers have applied to this topic. The result of all this variability, is a corresponding lack of uniformity of results in RIL productivity and cost studies.

     

    To-date, one of the most rigorous and definitive studies on RIL costs and benefits, has been the work done through TFF in Brazil. A synopsis of the research results, is available in "Financial Costs and Benefits of Reduced Impact Logging in the Eastern Amazon".

     

    TFF-Indonesia has participated with a number of concession in conducting in-house operational trials intended to give a quick evaluation of the productivity benefits of adopting RIL. Results of such studies will be published in the "RIL & Certification" newsletter from time to time. For the results of a recent study refer to the article "Investigating the Benefits of an RIL System" in the April 2004 issue of the "RIL & Certification Newsletter".

     

  • DAFF

    DAFF -  Indonesia

  • DAFF Project

    Australian GovernmentDAFF Project

    For the past year, the Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provide direct support to TFF under its Asia Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building Programme (APFSCBP).

  • Daftar Perusahaan Berpartisipasi

    No. Nama Perusahaan Jenis Area (Ha) Lokasi
    1.   Agung Kharisma Jaya Abadi Industry - East Java
    2.   Akhates Plywood Concession 94,380 Central Kalimantan
    3.   Amindo Wana Persada Concession 43,680 East Kalimantan
    4.   Balikpapan Forest Industri Concession   East Kalimantan
    5.   Belayan River Timber Concession 97,500 East Kalimantan
    6.   Bina Balantak Utama Concession 325,000 Papua
    7.   Carus Indonesia Concession 72,170 Central Kalimantan
    8.   Civika Wana Lestari Concession 53,000 East Kalimantan
    9.   Dwimajaya Utama Concession 127,300 Central Kalimantan
    10.   Erna Djuliawati Concession 184,206 Central Kalimantan
    11.   Erna Djuliawati Industry Industry - West Kalimantan
    12.   Gema Hutani Lestari Concession 148,450 Buru island, Moluku
    13.   Graha Sentosa Permai Concession 44,970 Central Kalimantan
    14.   Hanurata III Concession 209,670 West Papua
    15.   Henrison Iriana Arar Sorong Industry - Papua
    16.   Hutan Mulya Concession 52,100 Central Kalimantan
    17.   Indexim Utama Concession 52,480 Central Kalimantan
    18.   Inhutani II - Unit Malinau Concession 29,040 North Kalimantan
    19.   Inhutani II - Unit Sei Tubu Concession 99,100 North Kalimantan
    20.   Inhutani II - Unit Semamu Concession 71,375 North Kalimantan
    21. Karya Guna Ekatama Industry - East Java
    22. Katingan Timber Celebes Industry - South Sulawesi
    23. Kayu Lapis Indonesia Industry - Central Java
    24. Kayu Tribuana Rama Concession 98,765 Central Kalimantan
    25. Kemakmuran Berka Timber Concession 72,000 East Kalimantan
    26. Mamberamo Alas Mandiri Concession 691,700 Papua
    27. Manokwari Mandiri Lestari Concession 83,240 Papua
    28. Narkata Rimba Timber Concession 68,000 East Kalimantan
    29. Pangkar Begili Concession 30,145 West Kalimantan
    30. Ratah Timber Concession 97,690 East Kalimantan
    31. Roda Mas Concession 99,520 East Kalimantan
    32. Sarana Trirasa Bhakti Concession 41,600 West Kalimantan
    33. Sarang Sapta Putra Concession 49,500 Central Kalimantan
    34. Sari Bumi Kusuma Concession 147,600 Central Kalimantan
    35. SBK / PT Harjohn Timber Industry - West Kalimantan
    36. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Kalbar Concession 72,200 West Kalimantan
    37. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Delang Concession 60,700 West Kalimantan
    38. Sarmiento Parakantja Timber Concession 216,580 Central Kalimantan
    39. Sindo Lumber Concession 76,925 Central Kalimantan
    40. Suka Jaya Makmur Concession 171,340 West Kalimantan
    41. Suka Jaya Makmur Industry - West Kalimantan
    42. Sumalindo Lestari Jaya II Concession 276,600 East Kalimantan
    43. Surya Satrya Timur Corp. Industry - South Kalimantan
    44. Surya Mahkota Timber Industry - Banten
    45. Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industries Industry - Central Java
    46. Telaga Bakti Persada Concession 63,405 North Moluku
    47. Timberdana Concession 76,340 East Kalimantan
    48. Tingang Karya Mandiri Concession 44,925 Central Kalimantan
    49. Tirta Mahakam Resources   - East Kalimantan
    50. Tirta Mahakam Industry - East Java
    51. Yotefa Sarana Timber Concession 182,000 Papua
    52. Wanasokan Hasilindo Concession 49,000 West Kalimantan
    53. Wapoga Mutiara Timber Concession 196,900 Papua
             
    T O T A L 4,671,096  
  • Demand & Support for RIL Training Remains Strong

    Training in RIL involves both classroom and field exercisesDemand and Support for RIL Training Remains Strong

    Despite the global economic downturn, demand for TFF training is on the rise and funding support is meeting the chellenge...

  • Dua HPH pertama untuk mencapai FSC

    PT Narkata Timber joins PT Suka Jaya Makmur as the first two concessions to achieve FSC certification under ‘The Borneo Initiative’ certification support program.

     

    The successful certification of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) on June 30th, 2011, was a noteworthy achievement for both the company, The Borneo Initiative (TBI) who provided funding support, and the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) who has been a long-standing provider of technical and management support for SJM.

     

    Perhaps it is true that “success breeds success” as on August 16, 2011, PT Narkata Rimba (NR) was the second forest concession to achieve full FSC certification under the tutelage of Control Union Certifications. The Tropical Forest Foundation congratulates the management and staff of NR on their success and takes some measure of pride from the fact that NR is the recipient of technical guidance from TFF under The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

     

    PT Narkata Timber

     

    PT Narkata TimberThe original concession license for NT was issued to the Alas Kusuma Group in 1989 for a total of 68,000 ha. In 2008, the Ministry of Forests proposed a land swap in order to create a orang-utan rehabilitation concession in northern part of the former NR area and in the process, reducing the effective concession area to 41,540 ha.

     

    In April 2009, the Alas Kusuma Group sold NR to Integroup (http://integroup-indonesia.com), an integrated wood processing company with its main factories located at Sidoarjo outside Surabaya, East Java.

     

    Currently most logs from NT are sold to outside buyers but Integroup is expanding its manufacturing facility. Most of the corporate group’s manufacturing is currently orientated towards finished or ‘knock down’ indoor and garden furniture. The new, FSC production line will directly address the European demand for FSC certified housing components and moulding products.

     

    TFF has had a long-standing relationship with NT dating back when it was under the ownership of the Alas Kusuma Group. Currently, TFF represents NT to TBI as chief technical advisor under the certification support program.

     

     

     

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur

     

    On  30, 2011, Control Union Certifications issued the FSC certificate for sustainable forest management and chain-of-custody to PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM).  SJM first signed an MOU  with TFF in late 2002 and has been a recipient of TFF technical assistance since then.

     

    SJM is a member of the Alas Kusuma group and is located in the District of Ketapang in West Kalimantan province.  Alas Kusuma’s strong commitment to sustainable forest management resulted in the formation of a partnership with TFF in early 2000.  Initially this collaboration focused on RIL training for the concession of PT Sari Bumi Kusuma (SBK).  With continued TFF involvement and guidance, this led to the FSC certification of SBK in 2006.

     

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Scoping TeamSJM has been the recipient of an exceptional amount of external assistance which has contributed to its recent success.  In 2003, TFF conducted RIL training and research in SJM and was able to demonstrate the feasibility of forest-market linking with the establishment of a legality and CoC audit and the delivery of the first shipment of “RIL Verified” plywood to Norfolk, Virginia for sale to Home Depot and Lowes.

     

    The next major external input came in the form of an ITTO grant to the TFF-SJM partnership under ITTO’s ‘Civil Society-Private Sector Partnership Program.  Achievements under this funding support move SJM within sight of full certification.

     

    However, it was SJM’s acceptance under The Borneo Initiative certification support program in January 2010, that assured continued technical support by TFF and other organizations, to complete the course and achieve full certification.

     

    Other organizations willingly contributed their expertise to further their specific agendas and at the same time, assist SJM in achieving FSC certification.  These included:

     

     

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and F&F International which used SJM as a training ground for implementation of the newly revised HCVF toolkit for Indonesia.

    The Orangutan Conservation Support Program (OCSP) which used SJM to develop a model conservation management and monitoring plan.

    WWF with furthered its understanding of orang-utan populations by conducting a comprehensive orang-utan census and habitat assessment in the SJM concession.

     

    TFFs continued support and guidance throughout these inputs, has provided the continuity and cohesion necessary to achieve FSC certification.  TFF congratulates SJM on its remarkable accomplishment and looks forward to a continuing, mutually beneficial collaboration.

     

  • Dukungan COC

    Dukungan COC

  • Dukungan Supply Chain

    Supply Chain Support Services

    Over the past few years, the attention of importers has become noticeably more focused on supply chain issues.  “Where did the wood … come from?” “Was it sourced and produced legally?” “Is the forest from which it came being sustainably managed?” These are some of the questions being raised by importers.

    The environmental lobby has played its part in raising awareness on illegal logging and unsustainable practices, but it is concrete measures such as the passage of the Lacey Act Amendment in the US and the Due Diligence Regulation due to be passed later this year by the European parliament that has helped to focus the attention of manufacturers and importers on supply chain issues.

    TFF-Indonesia provides a range of services aimed at bringing assurances of legality to the exporting industry or the importing company by facilitating preparations for third party legality and chain-of-custody audits and by providing individually tailored investigations and reports.  This range of services can be supported by a retainer contract or can be provided under a ‘one off’ service fee arrangement.

  • Evaluation of Myanmar’s training capacity and needs completed . . .

    The Myanmar Forest School in Pyin Oo Lwin, once the most prestigious forestry school in SE Asia.  Class of 2017The Timber & Forestry Training College, the PNG Forest Department, and TFF complete upgrading training for FD field staff

  • F F I

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  • F F I

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  • F F I

    Flora & Fauna Int. - english

  • FFI

    Flora & Fauna Int. - indonesia

  • Field Training & Extension Services

    Field Training & Extension Services

    The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) is an international non-profit, non-government, foundation which specializes in training for the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and sustainable forest management.

    Building on over 8 years of experience in Indonesia and SE Asia, TFF has developed a modular approach to training which recognizes that each company or forest management unit has different needs. Individual training modules focus on particular technical aspects of the RIL process and, emphasize “hands-on” practical training through “learning by doing”. TFF has refined its RIL training program into three basic modules which are delivered as an extension services.

    The TFF also offers an extension service which provides technical evaluation, assessments, and recommendations for companies interested in solving problems in forest engineering, planning, harvesting, and certification. This service is offered on a consulting basis.

    Most training modules are offered free of direct charge. This includes the trainer's time as well as basic training materials. TFF, however, requires that participating companies cover the full travel and accommodation cost for the TFF Trainer(s).

    Training requirements are usually discussed at an initial planning meeting. A detailed training proposal is then prepared based on these discussions. Once the training proposal has been accepted, the scheduling and logistical arrangements for the actual field training are made on an individual basis depending on the company requirements.

    Despite the global financial crisi, demand for training remains strong. Funding support has been secured from two main sources.

  • Field Training & Extension Services

    Field Training & Extension Services

    The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) is an international non-profit, non-government, foundation which specializes in training for the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and sustainable forest management.

    Building on over 8 years of experience in Indonesia and SE Asia, TFF has developed a modular approach to training which recognizes that each company or forest management unit has different needs. Individual training modules focus on particular technical aspects of the RIL process and, emphasize “hands-on” practical training through “learning by doing”. TFF has refined its RIL training program into three basic modules which are delivered as an extension services.

    The TFF also offers an extension service which provides technical evaluation, assessments, and recommendations for companies interested in solving problems in forest engineering, planning, harvesting, and certification. This service is offered on a consulting basis.

    Most training modules are offered free of direct charge. This includes the trainer's time as well as basic training materials. TFF, however, requires that participating companies cover the full travel and accommodation cost for the TFF Trainer(s).

    Training requirements are usually discussed at an initial planning meeting. A detailed training proposal is then prepared based on these discussions. Once the training proposal has been accepted, the scheduling and logistical arrangements for the actual field training are made on an individual basis depending on the company requirements.

    Despite the global financial crisi, demand for training remains strong. Funding support has been secured from two main sources.

  • Field Training Services

    Field Training Services

  • Forest Concession

    Forest Concession - english

  • Forest Market Linking (RIL Verified)

    RIL and LEGAL Verified

    RIL and LEGAL VERIFIED LOGOS

    TFF finalizes protocol for the use of two logos under its "forest-market linking" program...

     

  • Forest Stewardship Council

    FSC - Forest Stewardship Council

  • Forest-Market Linking

  • Forestry

    Forestry - english

  • Foto Album

    Foto Album - indonesia

  • FSC certification in Indonesia takes off !! ...

    FSC certification in Indonesia takes off !!.... TFF plays a prominent role in this emerging success story.

     

  • General Information

    The Tropical Forest Foundation is an international, non-profit, educational NGO dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests through sustainable forestry. TFF has become widely recognized for establishing demonstration models and training courses to show the advantages and teach the principles of sustainable forest management. TFF’s regional programs have become synonymous with the promotion and training of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL). The TFF’s Board of Directors includes a balanced membership from industry, government, science, academia, and conservation. In supporting the goals and activities of TFF, each member of the Board has an interest in seeing tropical forests sustained and renewed.

     

    The Southeast Asia and Pacific Program of the TFF is focused primarily on Indonesia, the home of the largest area of tropical forest in the Region. TFF’s core activity is in practical training for RIL on a request basis. Increasingly, however, issues such as legality, market linking, and certification support have been integrated into the services offered by TFF-Indonesia.

    To maintain it’s relevance and effectiveness, the TFF-Indonesia program, maintains close links with like-minded institutions and organizations.

     

  • Generic Standard RIL

    Over the past two years, a technical committee within the TFF board of directors and in close collaboration with TFF regional program directors, has developed a generic RIL Standard and a protocol for administering the TFF Forest-Market Linking Program.

     

    This standard has been designed to serve as a quality reference for timber harvesting procedures and techniques in natural tropical forests. The document also sets out the administrative details for participation in TFF's forest-market linking program and for the use of the market oriented logos awarded to qualifyaing producers.

  • GHL

    GHL - English

  • GIZ

    GIZ 01With the Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME), Germany supports Indonesia's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry sector, to conserve forest biodiversity, and to implement sustainable forest management.

    An agreement between FORECLIME and TFF was signed in May, 2014, to conduct a comparative study of logging as conventionally carried out in Indonesia and a reduced impact logging (RIL) management regime where the principles and practices of reduced impact logging have been applied.

    The study sought to influence practices in the RIL study area in order to evaluate key metrics such as machine productivity, soil disturbance, utilization of main stem volume, and retention of biomass. Of particular interest to GIZ in the context of the FORCLIME program was the explicit objective of “estimating the potential reduction of carbon emissions in a timber concession by implementing RIL as a planning and operational concept”.

  • GIZ

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  • GIZ

    GIZ -  Indonesia

  • Gorontalo plantation licenses the first to achieve FSC certification in Indonesia

    FSC LOGO

    Gorontalo plantation licenses the first to achieve FSC certification in Indonesia

     

  • Government

    Government Organization from all over the world

  • Hasbillah

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • History

    Fundacao Floresta Tropical - TFF Brazil

    The Concept

    The concept of the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) was formulated in 1990 as a result of a Smithsonian Institution workshop that brought together leaders of industry, science, and conservation, to address the growing concern for the protection of tropical forests. Soon after, the TFF was established by the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), to foster dialogue and alliances between industry groups, to improve tropical forest management, and to enhance the economic value of tropical forests.

     

    Shortly after its inception, TFF initiated a research and training program in Brazil under the Brazilian subsidiary, Fundacao Floresta Tropical (FFT). This program now reaches into the entire Amazon Region with training extension services complimenting a centralized and structured training program based at a forest training site in Cauaxi, Para State Since 1996, more than 2,000 individuals from logging companies, universities, and government agencies have received TFF RIL training in Brazil alone.

     

    In 2000, TFF expanded its activities by starting a Southeast Asia program based in Indonesia. In 2002, another regional program in RIL training was initiated in Guyana. A further expansion occurred in early 2004 with the initiation of a Regional training program based in Gabon, West Africa.

     

  • History

    The Concept

     

    The concept of the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) was formulated in 1990 as a result of a Smithsonian Institution workshop that brought together leaders of industry, science, and conservation, to address the growing concern for the protection of tropical forests. Soon after, the TFF was established by the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), to foster dialogue and alliances between industry groups, to improve tropical forest management, and to enhance the economic value of tropical forests.

     

    Shortly after its inception, TFF initiated a research and training program in Brazil under the Brazilian subsidiary, Fundacao Floresta Tropical (FFT). This program now reaches into the entire Amazon Region with training extension services complimenting a centralized and structured training program based at a forest training site in Cauaxi, Para State Since 1996, more than 2,000 individuals from logging companies, universities, and government agencies have received TFF RIL training in Brazil alone.

     

    In 2000, TFF expanded its activities by starting a Southeast Asia program based in Indonesia. In 2002, another regional program in RIL training was initiated in Guyana. A further expansion occurred in early 2004 with the initiation of a Regional training program based in Gabon, West Africa.

  • HPH

    HPH - indonesia

  • HPH - Forest Concession

    Forest Concession from all over the world

  • HPH bersertifikasi FSC di Indonesia

    SUMMARY OF FSC CERTIFIED FOREST MANAGEMENT UNITS IN INDONESIA

    TFF = Technical assistance by the Tropical Forest Foundation                    TBI = funding support from The Borneo Initiative

    TFF Supported Certifications under the FSC Standard
    Concession and Location Date Certified & Certifying Body Note Concession Area (ha) Annual Harvest(+/- m3) Industry & Location Products
    PT Erna Djuliawati(Central Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2005)

    Technical assistance by TFF

    184,206

    255,260

    Erna Djuliawati

    Sanggau,

    (West Kalimantan)

    Tangerang

    Container flooring, truck flooring,

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Fancy panels and door skins

    Engineered flooring

    PT Sari Bumi Kusuma

    (Central Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2007)

    Technical assistance by TFF

    147,600

    282,190

    SBK Industry & Harjohn Timb.Pontianak    (West Kalimantan)

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Bankirai decking and moulding products

    PT Intracawood Manufacturing

    (North Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2012)    145,110  200,000 Tarakan, North Kalimantan Plywood, all standard sizes

    PT Narkata Rimba

    (East Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2011)

    TFF

    TBI

    41,540

    27,000

    PT Intertrend

    PT Interkraft

    Surabaya (E.Java)

    Sales of FSC certified logs.

    Garden furniture, general indoor and bedroom funiture (assembled and knock down)

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur

    (West Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2010)

    TFF

    TBI

    171,340

    191,514

     

    SJM Industry in (W. Kalimantan)

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Moulding products in Meranti and Bangkirai

    PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber(Central Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2011)

    TFF

    TBI

    216,580

    227,600

    KLI Industry (Central Java)

    Plywood – all standard sizes and oversized

    Engineered flooring, fencing systems, miscellaneous moulding products, garden furniture

    PT Belayan River Timber

    (East Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2011)

    TFF

    TBI

    97,500

    170,282

    PT Intertrend

    PT Interkraft

    Surabaya  (E. Java)

    Sales of FSC certified logs.

    Garden furniture, general indoor and bedroom funiture (assembled and knock down)

    PT Roda Mas Timber

    (East Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2012)

    TFF

    TBI

    69,620

    75,121

    Tirta Mahakam

    Samarinda

    (E. Kalimantan)

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Moulding products

    PT Gema Hutani Lestari

    (Buru Island, Maloku)

    Woodmark Soil Association

    TFF

    TBI

    148,450 105,000 PT Katingan Timber Celebes (Makassar, South Sulawesi)  Plywood, all sizes, mouldings
    Other FSC Certification

    PT Diamond Raya

    (Riau)

    S G S (2001) - 90,956 51,086 None

    Log sales

    Legal source of Cites listed Ramin

    PT Xilo Inda Pratama

    (South Sumatera)

    Smartwood (2012) - 15,035 29,000 Xylo Indah Pratama South Sumatera FSC certified pencils
    Koperasi Hutan Jaya Lestari (S.E. Sulawesi) Smartwood (2005) - 767 535   Teak logs and squares

    Koperasi Taman Wijaya Rasa (Central Java)

    Smartwood (2009) - 141 268   Log sales of teak, albezia, acacia, and other plantation species
    Koperasi Wana Lestari Manoreh (Yogyakarta) Smartwood (2011) - 130 336   Log sales of teak albezia, mahogany and snokeling
    Perum Perhutani KPH Kendal (Central Java) Soil Association (2011) - 20,390 16,982   Log sales of teak and mahogany
    Perum Perhutani KPH Kebonharjo (Central Java) Soil Association (WSA)  (2011) - 17,739 15,000   Log sales of teak, snokeling and mahogany
    Perum Perhutani KPH Ciamis (West Java) S G S (2012) - 29,857 30,000   Log sales of Merkusii pine, Agathis, and other plantation species
    Perum Perhutani KPH Cepu (Central Java) S G S (2012) - 33,047 35,000   Log sales of teak, gmelina, mahogany, sonokeling gmelina, acacia, and other plantation species. Moulding products and furniture.
    Perum Perhutani KPH Randublatung (Central Java) S G S (2012) - 32,464 35,000   Log sales of teak, mindi, mahogany and other plantation species
    KSU Alas Mandiri KTI (KAM KTI) (East Java) Soil Association (WSA) (2008) - 1,004 3,000   Log sales of mahogany, teak, gmelina, albezia
    PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber (East Kalimantan) Smartwood (2012) TBI 82,810 85,000   Plywood - all standard sizes Moulding products

    PT Dwimajaya Utama

    (Central Kalimantan)
    S C S (2012) TBI 127,300 140,920   Log sales

    PT Ratah Timber

    (East Kalimantan)

    S G S

    (2013)

    TBI 97,216 95,000 Tirta Mahakam Samarinda     (East Kalimantan) Plywood - all standard sizes Moulding products

    PT Indexim Utama

    (Central Kalimantan)

    S G S

    (2013)

    TBI 52,480 41,000 Surya Satrya Timur, Banjarmasin, South Kalimatantan Plywood - all standard sizes, blockboard products

    PT Carus Indonesia

    (Central Kalimantan)

    S C S

    (2014)

    TBI 72,100 90,000 Log market Log sales
    T O T A L  ( Ha & m3 ) 1,895,082 2,211,200    
  • Hutan dgn pasar

    Hutan dgn pasar

  • Hutan dgn Pasar (RIL Verified)

    RIL and LEGAL Verified

    RIL and LEGAL VERIFIED LOGOS

    TFF finalizes protocol for the use of two logos under its "forest-market linking" program...

     

  • I F A C S

    IFACS - english

  • Ida Siregar

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • Indexim

    F S C-logowww.indeximutama.com

     

    TFF’s engagement with PT Indexim Utama dates back to 2004 and a reduced impact logging research trial.  The company has since moved on to achieve FSC certification with TFF guidance.


    PT Indexim Utama - forest concessionThe Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) has long asserted that a pragmatic adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) practices not only reduces the physical impact on the forest in some easy-to-measure ways, but that it can also generate cost savings and/or measurable increases in logging productivity.  This second claim does not come without some caveats, but it does hold true for most situations.

     

    The problem is how to convince a forest management unit to change to an RIL management system when they have become so used to conducting operations in a certain way, particularly when the potential savings are not always easy to demonstrate.  For a handful of converts to RIL, there is no longer any doubt that RIL does, in fact, deliver on its promise of cost savings.  PT Indexim Utama is one of these companies that came to believe by doing.

     

    It began with a company instigated operational scale trial comparing a conventional approach to logging with a RIL approach.  TFF provided the training and technical guidance in collaboration with the company’s close engagement from initial inventory, planning, operational activities right through to the post harvesting evaluation.  The cost savings proved significant enough to convince the company to operationalize the RIL approach for its entire concession .

    Indexim Utama - forest concession

    The axiom, “success breeds success”, held true for Indexim.  Based on the successful demonstration trial of the RIL system, the company confidently embarked on a more ambitions goal, to achieve forest management certification.

     

    Motivation to take on this bigger challenge came from the company’s industry, PT Surya Satria Timur.  The industry had already achieved chain-of-custody certification under the FSC system but had no certified wood to process under its certification license.  

     

    Indexim took the opportunity offered by The Borneo Initiative (TBI) certification support facility by joining TBI in July 2010 with technical sponsorship provided by TFF.

     

    The Company
    PT Indexim Utama is a member of the Surya Satria Timur Group and is the main supplier of logs to the industry by the same name located in the South Kalimantan capital of Banjarmasin.  Logs are transported down the Barito River and processed into a variety of panel products in the company’s  industry.

     

    Indexim is a 52,480 hectare concession located in the moderately hilly terrain of Central Kalimantan near the convergence of the border with East and South Kalimantan.  The area is known for its rich biodiversity and the company’s certification helps to ensure its survival as a core area within this ecosystem threatened by advancing conversion to other land uses.

     

  • Industri

    Industri - indonesia

  • Informasi Umum

    Pelatihan oleh TFF - Pemetaan Pohon dan Topografi pada tahun 2000

    Tropical Forest Foundation adalah organisasi international non-profit, dengan membaktikan kepada konservasi hutan tropis melalui pemanfaatan yang lestari. TFF telah dikenal secara luas untuk pembuatan model demonstrasi dan kursus – kursus pelatihan untuk menunjukkan keuntungan dan mengejar prinsip-prinsip dari pemanfaatan hutan secara lestari. Program-program regional TFF yang mempromosikan Pambalakan Ramah Lingkungan (RIL).

     

    Dalam dewan direksi TFF, yang didalamnya terdapat anggota dari industri, pemerintah, ilmu pengetahuan, dan konservasi secara seimbang. Dalam membantu sasaran dan kegiatan dari TFF, tiap anggota direksi mempunyai tujuan yang sama dalam melestarikan hutan tropis.

     

    Program TFF di Asia Tenggara, yang difokuskan di Indonesia, yang adalah daerah dengan hutan tropis terluas di Asia Tenggara. Kegiatan utama dari TFF adalah pelatihan yang berguna untuk pemanfaatan Pambalakan Ramah Lingkungan (RIL). Tetapi issue seperti legalitas, hubungan dengan pasar, bantuan sertifikasi, telah digabungkan dalam layanan yang ditawarkan oleh TFF - Indonesia.

     

    TFF – Indonesia memilihara hubungan kerjasama yang dekat dengan institusi dan organisasi yang sependirian.

     

  • Irwan

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • ITTO

    ITTO - Project Publication - english

  • ITTO

    ITTO -  Indonesia

  • ITTO Certification Support Porject

     

    ITTO Certification Support Porject


         
         

    In mid-2009 the Tropical Forest Foundation signed an agreement with the International Timber Trade Organization (ITTO) launching a major initiative to support the forest concession of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to achieve certification under the FSC scheme.

     

  • ITTO Certification Support Porject

     

    ITTO Certification Support Porject


         
         

    In mid-2009 the Tropical Forest Foundation signed an agreement with the International Timber Trade Organization (ITTO) launching a major initiative to support the forest concession of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to achieve certification under the FSC scheme.

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  • ITTO Certification Support Project Nearing Completion

    SJM

    ITTO Certification Support Project Nearing Completion

    In mid 2009, Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) signed an agreement with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), launching a significant initiative to support the forest concession of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) to assist the forest certification process.

  • ITTO Certification Support Project Nearing Completion

    SJM

    ITTO Certification Support Project Nearing Completion

    In mid 2009, Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) signed an agreement with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), launching a significant initiative to support the forest concession of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) to assist the forest certification process.

  • ITTO National RIL Training

    ITTO National RIL Training Project

    A two-year, ITTO Project, PD 110/01 Rev.4(I), “Program to Facilitate and Promote Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging in Indonesia and The Asia Pacific Region”, was officially completed on July 15, 2006. This project was a collaborative effort of the Centre for Forestry Education and Training (CFET) and the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF).

    For a complete report on project's achievements, visit "Virtual Library".

    Overall Project Co-ordinator: Dr. I.G.M. Tantra, PhD.
    Tel.0251-322809, Fax.0251-370934,
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    CFET Project Co-ordinator: Ir. Dedi Heryadi, MSc.,
    Tel. 0251-312841, Fax. 0251-323565,
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    TFF Regional Director: Art Klassen,
    Tel. 021-5735589, Fax.021-57902925,
    E-Mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

               
               
  • ITTO National RIL Training

    ITTO National RIL Training Project

    A two-year, ITTO Project, PD 110/01 Rev.4(I), “Program to Facilitate and Promote Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging in Indonesia and The Asia Pacific Region”, was officially completed on July 15, 2006. This project was a collaborative effort of the Centre for Forestry Education and Training (CFET) and the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF).

    For a complete report on project's achievements, visit "Virtual Library".

    Overall Project Co-ordinator: Dr. I.G.M. Tantra, PhD.
    Tel.0251-322809, Fax.0251-370934,
    E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    CFET Project Co-ordinator: Ir. Dedi Heryadi, MSc.,
    Tel. 0251-312841, Fax. 0251-323565,
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    TFF Regional Director: Art Klassen,
    Tel. 021-5735589, Fax.021-57902925,
    E-Mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

               
               

     

  • ITTO Project Publication

     

    Brochure : “Program to Facilitate and Promote the Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific Region”. To download PDF version Click here.

         
    RIL Workshop Proceedings  

    Proceeding of a Workshop on Reduced Impact Logging, “Implikasi Praktis Pengelolaan Hutan Lestari : Pengalaman dari Lapangan”, 2003. Editor : Muhandis Natadiwirya, Irsyal Yasman, Ruslandi, Aldrianto Priadjati This is a collection of papers and presentations of a one day workshop on RIL sponsored by TFF and APHI in August 2003 as precursor for ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I). (hardcopy avaible in Bahasa Indonesia).

         
     

    Proceeding of a Regional Workshop “RIL Implementation in Indonesia with Reference to Asia-Pacific Region : Review and Experience”, 2006. A compendium of papers presented at a regional workshop on RIL held in Bogor, Indonesia on February 15 – 16, 2006 as an output of ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I). Available in English only. To download PDF version Click here.

         
    ITTO Project Completion Report  

    Completion Report of ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I), Program to Facilitate and Promote Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia-pacific Region, August 2006. Reports and CD of project documents (available in English only. To download PDF version Click here.

         
     

    “Pembalakan Ramah Lingkungan : Konsep dan Implementasi di Indonesia” (Reduced Impact Logging – Concept and Implementation in Indonesia), March 2007. by Agung Nugroho, Hari Priyadi, Hasbillah, Petrus Gunarso, Rahardjo Benyamin. (Available in bahasa Indonesia only).

         
     

    This CD-ROM contains all outputs from the ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I), Program to Facilitate and Promote Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia-pacific Region. Including five RIL manuals, nine RIL & Certification Newsletters, all of it available in bahasa Indonesia and English. Also three photo albums, Completion Report and Workshop Proceedings.

         
  • ITTO Project Publication

     

    Brochure : “Program to Facilitate and Promote the Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific Region”. To download PDF version Click here.

         
    RIL Workshop Proceedings  

    Proceeding of a Workshop on Reduced Impact Logging, “Implikasi Praktis Pengelolaan Hutan Lestari : Pengalaman dari Lapangan”, 2003. Editor : Muhandis Natadiwirya, Irsyal Yasman, Ruslandi, Aldrianto Priadjati This is a collection of papers and presentations of a one day workshop on RIL sponsored by TFF and APHI in August 2003 as precursor for ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I). (hardcopy avaible in Bahasa Indonesia).

         
     

    Proceeding of a Regional Workshop “RIL Implementation in Indonesia with Reference to Asia-Pacific Region : Review and Experience”, 2006. A compendium of papers presented at a regional workshop on RIL held in Bogor, Indonesia on February 15 – 16, 2006 as an output of ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I). Available in English only. To download PDF version Click here.

         
    ITTO Project Completion Report  

    Completion Report of ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I), Program to Facilitate and Promote Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia-pacific Region, August 2006. Reports and CD of project documents (available in English only. To download PDF version Click here.

         
     

    “Pembalakan Ramah Lingkungan : Konsep dan Implementasi di Indonesia” (Reduced Impact Logging – Concept and Implementation in Indonesia), March 2007. by Agung Nugroho, Hari Priyadi, Hasbillah, Petrus Gunarso, Rahardjo Benyamin. (Available in bahasa Indonesia only).

         
     

    This CD-ROM contains all outputs from the ITTO Project PD 110 / 01 Rev. 4(I), Program to Facilitate and Promote Adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) in Indonesia and the Asia-pacific Region. Including five RIL manuals, nine RIL & Certification Newsletters, all of it available in bahasa Indonesia and English. Also three photo albums, Completion Report and Workshop Proceedings.

         
  • ITTO Timber Tracking Project

    ITTO Timber Tracking Project

    The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has issued an invitation to small and medium private sector forest companies in ITTO member countries, to participate in pilot schemes to test the feasibility of adopting timber tracking systems as a means of strengthening forest law governance and enforcement and promoting the production and trade of timber from legally and sustainably managed forests.

    The ITTO initiative is being coordinated by the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence.

    In July 2007, PT. Gema Hutani Lestari (GHL), a forest concession in South Maluku with a plywood industry in Makassar, South Sulawesi, was one of the first companies to be awarded a grant to implement a timber tracking project with ITTO funding.

    GHL is partnered with TFF-Indonesia, who will facilitate the implementation of the project by providing base-line assessments, training, technical guidance and management support.

    Aproaching   Base Camp   Camp building, Buru Island   Camp Setting Out  
                   
                   
                   
  • ITTO Timber Tracking Project

    ITTO Timber Tracking Project

    The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has issued an invitation to small and medium private sector forest companies in ITTO member countries, to participate in pilot schemes to test the feasibility of adopting timber tracking systems as a means of strengthening forest law governance and enforcement and promoting the production and trade of timber from legally and sustainably managed forests.

    The ITTO initiative is being coordinated by the Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence.

    In July 2007, PT. Gema Hutani Lestari (GHL), a forest concession in South Maluku with a plywood industry in Makassar, South Sulawesi, was one of the first companies to be awarded a grant to implement a timber tracking project with ITTO funding.

    GHL is partnered with TFF-Indonesia, who will facilitate the implementation of the project by providing base-line assessments, training, technical guidance and management support.

    Aproaching   Base Camp   Camp building, Buru Island   Camp Setting Out  
                   
                   
                   

  • JASA

    Jasa TFF

  • Josephine Irawati

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • K f W

    K f W - english

  • K f W / GFA

    KfW / GFA logoOne of the goals of ForClime is to encourage sustainable forest management within its project areas by developing management models that can be tested and scaled up. In collaborates with PT Sumalindo who are managing a logging concession in Berau, East Kalimantan under long term license.

    ForClime has identified a need to investigate the logging practices of PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya IV to see if the application of RIL could reduce environmental damage and be more cost effective than conventional logging, thus demonstrating an incentive to implement practices which reduce carbon emissions through better retention of forest biomass.

    TFF will implement a study to compare logging as conventionally carried out in Indonesia, to a logging regime where the principles and practices of reduced impact logging have been applied. The objective of this study will allow the environmental, ecological and cost aspects to be compared as well as setting the stage for a comparison of the potential for reduction of carbon emissions through improved forest management.

  • Keberhasilan Sertifikasi

    Certification Support - Past Successes

    Interest in certification has been the driving force for some of TFF's training in RIL. TFF provides workshops to companies interested in certification and also offers an evaluation of forest concession management against existing certification standards.

    In early 2004, TFF secured an arrangement through a Dutch partnership, whereby it would provide professional evaluation and advice, technical support in certification, assistance in establishing chain-of-custody systems, and training in RIL implementation, to two major forest companies situated in Central Kalimantan.

    This arrangement included :

    • trade agreements between Dutch and Indonesian private sector partners
    • analysis of action required to achieve certification including the development of an action plan
    • consultation and advice on technical matters and overall strategy
    • training in RIL
    • assistance in establishing chain-of-custody systems up to and including assessment by an independent auditor,
    • the possibility for direct investment to promote trade and the achievement of FSC certification.

    In September, 2005 the first participating company, PT. Erna Djuliawati was awarded an FSC certificate for sustainable forest management by SmartWood.  FSC certification of the second participating company, PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma was achieved in September 2007.

    TFF continues to build on its successful certification support program by assisting these two forest companies to close off remaining conditions through technical guidance and specific training inputs.

  • Kegiatan di Aceh

    TFF - Aceh activity

    The massive tsunami which struck the coast of Aceh Province in Sumatra on December 26, 2004, rolled largely unobstructed across shrimp farms and rice paddies of the heavily populated coastal plain and wiped out entire villages in its path. In low-lying areas, the tidal surge penetrated up to four kilometers inland.

    One of the heaviest hit areas, was Bandah Aceh where the tsunami surge destroyed entire foreshore communities in the Bandah Aceh bay and swept deep into the city. The impact on the human habitation was catastrophic. In the immediate foreshore area, virtually all buildings were destroyed and up to 80% of the population perished.

    Over the decades, most of the natural vegetation of mangrove and Nipah palms in this intertidal zone had been converted into a matrix of shrimp ponds and human habitation. The tsunami destroyed not only entire communities but also the network of channels, shrimp ponds, and remaining natural vegetation in the intertidal zone which made up one of the main sources of livelihood for the foreshore communities in the Bandah Aceh bay area.

      Activity in Indonesia Banten Central Java East Java  
      West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    


    Within the first year of the Tsunami, two unrelated factors came together which gave TFF the opportunity to make a meaningfull contribution to the post-tsunami rehabilitation effort. TFF was approached by the Centre for Research and Community Development , the research and extension service of a private forestry university and the only faculty of forestry in Aceh, with a request for assistance. This request originated with one of the local communities in the Bandah Aceh intertidal zone, which had requested help in re-establishing the mangrove vegetation as buffer zones around and within it’s shrimp ponds.

    Not long thereafter, TFF received an offer for project funding from an anonymous donor interested in contributing to the ecosystem restoration efforts associated with the tsunami damage in Aceh.

    These two events coming in quick succession of each other, quickly led to the formulation of a project concept and TFF’s venture into a new line of activity.

    Perhaps the most significant way in which this small effort has distinguished itself from much larger, donor-driven efforts, is that the entire initiative originated at the local community level. Survivors of the tsunami saw the rehabilitation of their shrimp ponds and the restoration of natural mangrove vegetation in and around these ponds as crucial to their economic well-being and long-term economic viability.

    TFF’s fortuitous ability to respond quickly to this request has been well received by the local community and has ensured successful implementation despite some operational set-backs.

    The Completion Report for this project can be downloaded from here.

  • Kegiatan di Banten

      Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Central Java East Java  
      West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    

    PT Surya Mahkota Timber - Industry (Location : Tangerang)

    SMTThis is the ‘downstream’ manufacturing facility for wood originating in the companies concession under the name of PT Gaha Sentosa Permai in Central Kalimantan. Meranti and Bankirai is rough sawn in the sawmill near the concession and transferred to Surya Mahkota Timber where high quality scantling and decking products are manufactured.

    TFF’s Involvement

    TFF has conducted a baseline assessment and CoC training for Legal Verified.

    Current Status

    The company has just undergone third party CoC and legality audit.

     


  • Kegiatan di Indonesia

    Activity in Indonesia

     
       
    Aceh Banten Central Java East Java  
    West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
    South Sulawesi Maluku Papua    
  • Kegiatan di Jawa Tengah


    PT Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industries  (Location : Semarang)

    TKPI Situated in Desa Pinggit approximately half way between Semarang and Magelang, this is Indonesia’s largest flooring factory. The industry specializes in engineered flooring.

    Raw materials for substrate and back is sourced primarily from local farmers and rubberwood estates. For the face layer, the company utilize selected local species plus importing a global selection of temperate and tropical woods.

    The company also operates a sawmill in Semarang where incoming material is resawn in preparation for the flooring industry.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided a broad range of services to the company including base line assessment for CoC, training workshops for FSC and Legal Verified CoC, investigations into controlled wood sources, and assistance in securing legal supplies of local materials.

    Current Status
    No recent engagement.


      Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Activity in Banten East Java  
      West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    
  • Kegiatan di Jawa Timur

     


    PT Tirta Mahakam - Industry  (Location : Samarinda and Gresik)

    TMThis is the ‘downstream’ manufacturing facility of the Roda Mas Group which has it’s primary plywood industry located in Samarinda, East Kalimantan.

    The Gresik industry in East Java specializes in engineered flooring products utilizing the plywood base from the Samarinda factory combined with both locally and internationally sourced species for the face veneer.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a baseline assessment and CoC training for FSC and Legal Verified.

    Current Status
    The industry has received a CoC certificate from TÜV Rheinland for the processing of logs from its sister concession that have passed the "Legal Compliance" audit.


    PT Karya Guna Ekatama - Industry  (Location : Surabaya)

    KGEKarya Guna Ekatama is a sawmill and moulding industry specializing in Merbau flooring products.
    The industry is in Surabaya and sources most of its log supply from log brokers located in the port of Surabaya.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted basic CoC assessment for the industry and provided technical guidance on CoC issues and raw material sourcing.

    Current Status
    The company has received TFF CoC training and a third party CoC audit.


    PT Agung Kharisma Jaya Abadi - Industry  (Location : Surabaya)

    AKJAPT Agung Kharisma Jaya Abadi is a sawmill and moulding industry located in Surabaya.
    The company specializes in Bankirai products which it sources from 'Legal Verified' suppliers, Indexim and Sindo Lumber.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF is facilitating the establishment of a CoC system in the industry as part of a verification of legal origin program being sponsored by DLH Nordisk. A CoC for legality has been issued.

    Current Status
    Company has a CoC certificate issued by TÜV-Rheinland which allow it to process Bankirai verified as compliant with the 'Legal Compliance' standard.


     

      Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Activity in Banten Central Java  
      West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    
  • Kegiatan di Kalimantan Barat


    PT Sari Bumi Kusuma / PT Harjohn Timber -  Industry (Location : Pontianak)

    SBKIIntegrated industry producing a wide range of plywood and solid wood moulding products, particularly using Bangkirai. This is a major industrial complex belonging to the Alas Kusuma Group. It processes logs from the Group’s concessions across the border in Central Kalimantan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF provided baseline assessments, training, and technical assistance for the establishment of CoC systems for Legal Verified (2003) and FSC (2006).

    Current Status
    Major producer of FSC certified products. This industry processes all certified logs from the company’s concession in Central Kalimantan. TFF assistance on general oversight, training, and technical guidance is ongoing.

     


    PT Erna Djuliawati - Industry  (Location : Sanggau)

    EDIMajor producer for a wide range of plywood products including fancy panels, pre-processed flooring, as well as container and truck flooring. This is the main woodworking complex of the Lyman Group which sources the majority of it’s wood supply for the FSC certified forest concession across the border in Central Kalimantan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF provided baseline assessments, training, and technical assistance for the establishment of CoC systems for Legal Verified (2004) and FSC (2005).

    Current Status
    Major producer of FSC certified products. This industry processes all certified logs from the company’s concession in Central Kalimantan. TFF assistance with CoC issues continues on an “as required” basis.

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Industry   (Location : Ketapang)

    SJMIIntegrated wood working industry producing plywood products as well as Meranti and Bankirai mouldings. This is the main woodworking complex of the Alas Kusuma Group for its southern concessions located in West and Central Kalimantan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided baseline assessments, training, and technical assistance for CoC certification.

    Current Status
    The company received its FSC certification on June 30, 2011.

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Concession

    SJMThis is a 171,340 ha concession located in the southern portion of West Kalimantan and is the main concession of the Alas Kusuma Group supplying logs to the company’s industry in Ketapang. Base camp is situated outside the concession at the edge of the forest area.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has a relationship with SJM dating back to 2002. In 2003, TFF helped the company qualify for a certificate of legality and CoC issued by SmartWood. This was part of a TFF forest-market linking pilot project which demonstrated the feasibility of linking a forest management unit with a specific US market outlet. TFF has conducted extensive RIL training and research in this concession and has conducted a baseline assessment for WWF to qualify this concession for membership in the GFTN.
    More recently, TFF has facilitated an HCV assessment and the preparation of draft conservation management plan.

    Current Status
    SJM's certification efforts with intensive TFF support, resulted in the achievement of FSC certification in June 30, 2011.

    CV Pangkar Beggili - Concession

    SJMThis 30,195 ha West Kalimantan concession is typical of the new concession picture that is evolving out of the Ministry of Forests trend towards smaller concessions.  The need to amortize huge initial investments against a relatively small production capacity presents a major challenge for the concept of sustainable forest management.  Never-the-less, this new concession has requested assistance in achieving legality verification and meeting the TFF standard for RIL.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has implemented the first tow RIL training module under the RAFT project and is currently implementing complete set of RIL training modules for the concession under the USAID-IFACS project.

    Current Status
    To ensure successful uptake of RIL methods, TFF proposes the delivery of all three training modules in 2012.

    PT SBK - Tontang and Batasan - Concessions

    PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - TontangThe 75,200 ha concession area of PT. SBK-Tontang is managed along with the adjucent concession of PT Batasan (49,150 ha) in what is essentially a single integrated management unit.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has begun a program of RIL training in 2012.

    Current Status
    Completion of this training program will probably occur in 2013.

    PT Wanasokan Hasilindo - Concession

    PT Wanasokan HasilindoWanasokan Hasilindo a 49,000 ha concession recently become the third Alas Kusuma concession to commit to FSC certification.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF represents Wanasokan under The Borneo Initiative certification support program and is currently delivering a series of RIL trainings with IFACS funding support.

    Current Status
    Pre assessment and HCVF assessment have been carried out a major RIL training effort is underway.



  • Kegiatan di Kalimantan Selatan


    PT Surya Satrya Timur Corp. - Industry (Location : Banjarmasin)

    SSTThis is primarily a plywood industry located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. The industry sources its logs from its concessions in Central Kalimantan. The main source of logs is PT Indexim Utama which is working closely with TFF on RIL training and CoC issues.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a baseline assessment for setting up a CoC system in the industry for wood coming from PT Indexim Utama. This involvement has included CoC training and a number of follow-up visits.

    Current Status
    The company just undergone a legality and CoC audit starting with the Indexim concession and through the industry. TFF will continue collaborating with this industry in trying to bring market advantage to this audited supply chain.
  • Kegiatan di Kalimantan Tengah

     


    PT Carus Indonesia - Concession

    ED This is a 72,170 ha concession located in two district Gunung Mas and Katinggan of Central Kalimantan province and is one of the concessions of Dwima Group.

    Dwima Group is one of the oldest forest group concession in Indonesia. Begin operation in early 1970.

    TFF’s Involvement
    Carus Indonesia received various technical assistance inputs and RIL training and best practice forest management, specially road planning and construction from TFF.

    Current Status
    TFF continues to provide technical assistance on certification matters under an existing MOU. Recent inputs have been trainings in matters related to  technical assistance with RIL. Carus Indonesia is in a process for FSC certification.

    PT Dwimajaya Utama - Concession

    ED This is a 127,300 ha concession located in two district Gunung Mas and Katinggan of Central Kalimantan province and is one of the concessions of Dwima Group.

    Dwima Group is one of the oldest forest group concession in Indonesia. Begin operation in early 1970.

    TFF’s Involvement
    Dwima received various technical assistance inputs and RIL training and best practice forest management from TFF.

    In December, 2012, Dwimajaya Utama achieved FSC certification under a TFT certification assistance program.

    Current Status
    TFF continues to provide technical assistance on certification matters under an existing MOU. Recent inputs have been trainings in matters related to  technical assistance with RIL.

    PT Erna Djuliawati - Concession

    ED This is a 184,206 ha concession located along the western border of Central Kalimantan and is the only forest concession belonging to the Lyman Group. The concession supplies most of the log requirements for it’s plywood industry in Sanggau.

    PT Erna has long been a leader in sustainable forest management and was one of the first forest concession in Indonesia to achieve FSC certification.

    TFF’s Involvement
    Erna is one of the first partners in TFF’s forest market linking program and received various technical assistance inputs and RIL training. TFF also provide guidance in CoC issues.

    In September, 2005, Erna achieved FSC certification under a TFF certification assistance program.

    Current Status
    TFF continues to provide technical assistance on certification matters under an existing MOU. Recent inputs have been trainings in matters related to social issues as well as technical assistance with RIL.

    PT Graha Sentosa Permai

    GSP This is a relatively new concession carved out of an older forest management unit. Current size is 44,970 haof which much is still untouched.

    The concession pre-saws some of its volume in a local sawmill and ships rough lumber to it’s industry in Tangerang, Banten Province, Java. The remainder of the logs are sold to other industries.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided basic assessment of current operating conditions and CoC and legality conditions. TFF has recently implemented the first in a series of RIL trainings.

    Current Status
    Graha has made a commitment to achieve FSC certification and has requested a comprehensive RIL training program as well as technical assisstance for certification.

    PT Indexim Utama - Concession

    IUThis 52,480 ha concession is situated in gentle hilly terrain near the convergence of Central Kalimantan with East and South Kalimantan.

    Indexim Utama ships all of it’s logs to the corporate industrial complex of PT Surya Satrya Timur Corp., a plywood manufacturing industry located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimanatan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided a number of RIL training inputs and has advised Indexim on preparations for a legality and CoC audit.  TFF also represents Indexim to the Borneo Initiative.

    Current Status
    Indexim is a holder of the TFF “Legal Verified” certificate. Indexim has also undergone a pre-assessment evaluation against the FSC standard and is progressing rapidly towards full certification. The concession FSC certified in May 2013

    PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - Concession

    SBKThis well known 147,600 ha concession on the border with West Kalimantan and the Bukit Raya/Baka National Park is widely recognized as a leader in intensive forest management in Indonesia.

    The concession is the main wood supply for the Alas Kusuma industrial complex located in Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF’s involvement with SBK dates back to before 2000. TFF has provided a wide range of inputs from RIL training, technical guidance, CoC, and certification assistance. SBK was one of the initial participants in TFF’s forest-market linking project and subsequently went on to achieve FSC certification in September 2006 under a TFF certification support program.

    Current Status
    SBK maintains a close working relationship with TFF. Ongoing activities include: assistance with outstanding certification issues, specific training in social issues, and guidance on outstanding HCV issues. Now the concession FSC re-certified in September 2012, valid until 2017.


    PT Sarmiento Parakantja Timber (Sarpatim) - Concession

    SPTThis 216,580 ha forest is the ‘flagship’ concession of the Kayu Lapis group. Logs from this concession are processed at the company’s primary industry in Gresik, East Java.

    Sarpatim has embarked on a program of intensive forest management and is now working towards credible forest certification.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF’s initial involvement with Sarpatim dates back to 2003 with an introductory training in RIL. More recently, TFF has provided intensive follow-up training and is now assisting the company in preparing for a CoC and legality audit. TFF has also provided training in socio-economic evaluation and monitoring.

    Current Status
    TFF represents Serpatim under 'The Borneo Initiative', a Dutch funded certification support program. The concession was awarded the FSC certificate for SFM on December 21, 2011.

    PT Sindo Lumber - Concession

    SLThis 76,925 ha concession is situated in gentle hilly terrain near the convergence of Central Kalimantan with East and South Kalimantan.

    Sindo Lumber ships all of it’s logs to the corporate industrial complex of PT Surya Satrya Timur Corp., a plywood manufacturing industry located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimanatan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided RIL training and advice of legality and CoC.

    Current Status
    The company has passed a TUV audit against the 'Legal Compliance' standard and has been awarded a certificate of legal origin by TFF.

    PT SBK Delang - Concession

    Nursery PT SBK-DelangLocated in Central Kalimantan just across the border from PT Suka Jaya Makmur, this 60,700 ha concession is part of the wood supply equation for the Alas Kusuma factory in Ketapang.

    TFF’s Involvement
    Delang has joined the Alas Kusuma concession pursuing FSC certification and has requested representation from TFF.

    Current Status
    RIL training program is under way.

     

    PT Tingang Karya Mandiri - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
    TKMThis is a 44,925 ha swamp forest concession located on the Barito River.

    The concession practices railway logging and extracts primarily ‘Swamp Bankirai’ which is pre-cut in a small sawmill in the concession. Rough lumber is then shipped to the company’s industry in Surabaya into solid wood moulding products.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided base-line inputs on legality and CoC matters under a ‘verification of legal origin’ program.

    Current Status
    Smartwood has conducted a legality audit and issued VLO certificate.n.

    PT Sarang Sapta Putra - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
    SSPThis 49,500 ha concession is situated in hilly terrain of the Murung Raya district in Central Kalimantan.

    The concession company has made a commitment for achieving certification and has requested TFF assistance for RIL training.

    TFF’s Involvement
    To-date, three training sessions in RIL has been delivered to concession staff.

    Current Status
    This concession is currently inactive, but has enrolled in The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

    PT Kayu Tribuana Rama - Concession
    PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
    This 98,765 ha concession of KTR is situated on moderate to gently sloping terrain north of Sampit, Central Kalimantan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has recently signed an MOU with this company and has just completed an RIL training needs assessment.

    Current Status
    RIL training inputs has been delivered, however it is proposed that these trainings will be repeated due to the long period of inactivity.

    PT Akhates Plywood - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
    APThis 94,380 ha concession is located in the heart of Borneo stroddling the river Murung, a major tributary of the Barito river.

    The concession has been inactive for a number of years but plans to restart operations in 2010.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has signed an MOU with the company and has recently completed a base-line assessment of the concession.

    Current Status
    Currently inactive; future status uncertain .

    PT Sinergy Hutan Sejati - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
    This 68,980 ha concession is located on the Barito river approximately one hour by speedboat south of Muara Teweh. 

    Already into its second rotation, this concession includes both dry land forest as well as a unique form of swamp forest.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has recently signed an MOU for RIL training and technical cooperation.

    Current Status
    Future status uncertain.

      Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Activity in Banten Central Java  
      East Java West Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    
  • Kegiatan di Kalimantan Timur

     


    PT Amindo Wana Persada - Concession

    AWPThis relatively new concession is the result of a division of the former PT Alas Helau. The new area of 43,680 ha is located in a remote location in Berau District. The company is rapidly developing its human and physical resources with the aim of achieving sustainable forest management.

    Most of the logs from this concession are processed in the Samarinda industry of Tirta Mahakam.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has carried out a training needs assessment and has proposed a long-term training program in RIL and related issues concerned with legality and CoC. The first training in RIL was carried out in late 2006.

    Current Status
    Company management has experienced difficulty recruiting adequate competent staff, but is preparing for further training inputs.

    PT Belayan River Timber - Concession

    BRTThis 97,500 ha concession, located in the mid-reaches of the Mahakam River, has some of the richest timber stands in the country.

    Ownership of the concession changed hands in 2008 to a Surabaya based company.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted RIL training, base line assessment for certification and has prepared a certification action plan based on a full-assessment carried out by Control Union Certification.

    Current Status
    PT Belayan River Timber achieved FSC certification on April 28, 2012.

    PT Kemakmuran Berka Timber - Concession

    KBTThis 72,000 ha concession is located in the upper reaches of the Mahakam River and is a member of the Roda Mas Group. Logs are processed in the company’s industry, PT Tirtah Mahakam in Samarinda.

    Together with the adjacent PT Roda Mas Timber, this area is a prime candidate for forest certification.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a training needs assessment and has proposed this concession for further assistance under a certification support program.

    Current Status
    KBT management has chosen technical assistance offered by TNC in mapping, social issues, HCV, and certification support. Now the concession already FSC certified in May 2012.
     

    PT Narkata Rimba Timber - Concession

    NRTLocated in the mountainous terrain of East Kalimantan, this 68,000 ha concession is nearing the end of its first, 20 year license.

    Due to the terrain condition, the concession has been relatively lightly logged and logged over forests are in excellent condition.

    The Alas Kusuma Group, sold this concession to Surabaya based industry, in 2008.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against the RIL standard and has provided technical inputs in support of the company's certification effort.

    Current Status
    PT. Narkata Rimba achieved FSC certification on August 16, 2011.


    PT Ratah Timber - Concession

    RTThis 97,690 ha concession belonging to the Roda Mas Group, is located in the mid-reaches of the Mahakam drainage.

    The concession has weathered some difficult times but has now regrouped and is embarking on an aggressive program towards sustainable forest management with keen support of senior management at corporate headquarters.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF’s initial involvement dates back to TFF’s establishment in Indonesia. TFF has signed an MOU which commits the company to an intensive training program in RIL. Corporate management are also keen to prepare the company for legality and chain of custody audit.

    Current Status
    An ambitious training program in RIL was implemented in 2008 / 2009.  Ratah Timber has joined the Borneo Initiative under WWF - GFTN sponsorship. The concession received FSC certificate in March 2013.

    PT Roda Mas Timber - Concession

    RMTLocated in the upper reacher of the Mahakam River of East Kalimantan, this 99,520 ha concession is long-standing participant of TFF's training activities.

    Roda Mas ships all of its logs to the industry of PT. Tirta Mahakam located in Samarinda.

    TFF’s Involvement
    Roda Mas has long standing history of involvement with TFF for RIL training and more recently, with legality and CoC issues.  Roda Mas was awarded a certificate of legality in October 2007 by TUV-Indonesia as a recognition member of TFF's Forest-Market Linking Program and joined the TBI certification support program under TFF sponsorship.

    Current Status
    The company achieved FSC certification on April 29, 2012.

    PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya II - Concession

    SLJThis major concession of 276,600 ha has a solid reputation as one of Indonesia’s leaders in the forest sector. Sumalindo Unit II, was the second concession in the country to achieve FSC certification but has now allowed its certificate to expire.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided specific technical assistance related to harvesting practices and the utilization of logging waste. This has involved training and technical advice.

    Current Status
    TFF continues to provide technical advice on request from the company on specific issues primarily related to harvesting and utilization.
     

    PT Tirta Mahakam Resources - Industry (Location : Samarinda)

    TMRThis is a major plywood producer located in Samarinda, East Kalimantan.

    The industry receives its logs from its corporate concessions located on the Mahakam River as well as from a member of closely affiliated concessions.

    TFF’s Involvement
    This industry is the focal point for a major initiative to qualify all of its supplying concessions for a certificate of legality and independently monitored CoC systems. Once these systems are in place, this industry will be the largest supplier of Legally Verified plywood on the market.

    Current Status
    Tirta Mahakam Samarinda as well as its flooring industry in Gresik, were awarded a CoC certificate for "Legal Verified" in early 2008 and has also achieved FSC-CoC certification.

    PT Timberdana - Concession

    TMDThis 76,340 hectares concession is located in the gentle terrain typical of the lower reaches of the Mahakam River in East Kalimantan. Timberdana logs are processed in the plywood industry of PT. Rimba Karya Raya located downstream in the Samarinda area.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF delivered a full scale RIL training program which extend into 2010.

    Current Status
    The company is now considering joining the TBI certification support program with TFF assistance.


    PT Civika Wana Lestari - Concession

    CWLLocated in the upper reaches of the Kayan River in East Kalimantan, this 53,000 haconcession (along with its sister concession, the adjacent PT Sarana Trirasa Bhakti), are some of the most recent entries into the TFF RIL training program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    An MOU between the company and TFF has spelled out the framework for a RIL training program.  Three training modules were delivered in 2010.  Participants from both the CWL and the adjacent STB concession participated in the training.

    Current Status
    In mid-2012, TFF was contracted to provide refresher training in RIL.


    PT Sarana Trirasa Bhakti - Concession

    STBLocated in the upper reaches of the Kayan River in East Kalimantan, this 41,000 ha concession (along with its sister concession, the adjacent PT Civika Wana Lestari), are some of the most recent entries into the TFF RIL training program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    An MOU between the company and TFF has spelled out the framework for a RIL training program.  Three training modules were delivered in 2010.  Participants from both the STB and the STB concession combined for a joint training in RIL contour and tree position mapping.

    Current Status
    In mid-2012, TFF was contracted to provide refresher training in RIL.


    PT Balikpapan Forest Industries - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF

    BFIThis is one of the oldest concessions in Indonesia and is now well into its second cutting cycle. The concession supports a major plywood factory located nearby.

    Located across the inlet from the major city of Balikpapan, this 140,845 ha concession and its adjacent industry have faced many challenges over the 30+ years since its establishment. Faced with a shrinking concession area and an ever more demanding market situation, the management have requested assistance in achieving the management goal of forest certification.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has signed and MOU with BFI and has just completed a comprehensive gap assessment for certification as the first step in implementing this MOU.

    Current Status
    A wide range of activities proposed and now under review.


      Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Activity in Banten Central Java  
      East Java West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    



  • Kegiatan di Kalimantan Utara

    Map of North Kalimantan


    PT Civika Wana Lestari - Concession

    Civika Wana LestariLocated in the upper reaches of the Kayan River in East Kalimantan, this 53,000 haconcession (along with its sister concession, the adjacent PT Sarana Trirasa Bhakti), are some of the most recent entries into the TFF RIL training program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    An MOU between the company and TFF has spelled out the framework for a RIL training program. Three training modules were delivered in 2010. Participants from both the CWL and the adjacent STB concession participated in the training.

    Current Status
    In mid-2012, TFF was contracted to provide refresher training in RIL.


    PT Sarana Trirasa Bhakti - Concession

    Sarana Trirasa BhaktiLocated in the upper reaches of the Kayan River in East Kalimantan, this 41,000 ha concession (along with its sister concession, the adjacent PT Civika Wana Lestari), are some of the most recent entries into the TFF RIL training program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    An MOU between the company and TFF has spelled out the framework for a RIL training program. Three training modules were delivered in 2010. Participants from both the STB and the STB concession combined for a joint training in RIL contour and tree position mapping.

    Current Status
    In mid-2012, TFF was contracted to provide refresher training in RIL.


    PT Inhutani II - Malinau Unit - Concession

    PT Inhutani II - Malinau UnitIn March 2013, Inhutani II entered into an agreement with TFF to represent its three management units in the Malinau District as certification coach under The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    During the course of the past few months, TFF has delivered the first two modules of an RIL training program with funding from the Responsible Asia Forest & Trade (RAFT) program as well as preparing Inhutani II for an FSC Pre-Assessment which was carried out in October, 2013.
    Current Status
    This 29,040 ha concession has been much reduced from its original size to make way for massive coal mine developments. TFF remains actively involved in training, demonstration, and certification support activities.


    PT Inhutani II - Semamu Unit - Concession

    Inhutani II - Semamu UnitIn March 2013, Inhutani II entered into an agreement with TFF to represent its three management units in the Malinau District as certification coach under The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    During the course of the past few months, TFF has delivered the first two modules of an RIL training program with funding from the Responsible Asia Forest & Trade (RAFT) program as well as preparing Inhutani II for an FSC Pre-Assessment which was carried out in October, 2013.
    Current Status
    This 71,375 ha concession is located in rugged terrain to the north of the Malinau river and has only seen logging for a few years. TFF remains actively involved in training, demonstration, and certification support activities.


    PT Inhutani II - Sei Tubu Unit - Concession

    Inhutani II - Sei Tubu UnitIn March 2013, Inhutani II entered into an agreement with TFF to represent its three management units in the Malinau District as certification coach under The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

    TFF’s Involvement
    During the course of the past few months, TFF has delivered the first two modules of an RIL training program with funding from the Responsible Asia Forest & Trade (RAFT) program as well as preparing Inhutani II for an FSC Pre-Assessment which was carried out in October, 2013.
    Current Status
    This 99,100 ha concession is located in very rugged terrain. Very little logging has been done in this concession with a renewed effort initiated in mid-2013.


    PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya II - Concession

    SLJThis major concession of 276,600 ha has a solid reputation as one of Indonesia’s leaders in the forest sector. Sumalindo Unit II, was the second concession in the country to achieve FSC certification but has now allowed its certificate to expire.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided specific technical assistance related to harvesting practices and the utilization of logging waste. This has involved training and technical advice.

    Current Status
    "Inactive" with no involvement in the past year.

      Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Activity in Banten Central Java  
      East Java West Kalimantan Central Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
      South Sulawesi Moluku Papua    



  • Kegiatan di Moluku

    TFF Activity in Maloku, Indonesia


    PT Gema Hutani Lestari - Concession

    GHLThe 148,450 ha concession of Gema Hutani Lestari is located in two major blocks on the mountainous Island of Buru in the province of South Kalimantan. The company currently operates in the Northern block. This concession is the main log supply of the sister company, PT Katingan Timber Celebes, located in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has provided a number of RIL training inputs and the company is now building up its capacity for implementation. TFF has also conducted base-line assessments against legality and CoC standards.

    Current Status
    GHL has implemented an ITTO pilot project on timber tracking with TFF facilitation, and has now received a certificate of legal comlience from TUV.

    The company already FSC certified in November 2013.

    PT Telagabakti Persada - Concession

    TBPThis 63,405 ha concession is located on the island of Obi in North Maluku province. The concession is a member of the KLI Group and has enrolled in the Borneo Initiative certification support program with TFF technical support.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF will shortly commence field activities consisting of an RIL training program and a range certification support activities.

    Current Status
    The concession already signed MoU with TBI for certification support program. Rainforest Alliance preassessment for FSC in May 2013. Now starting implementation Certification Action Plan under assistance from TFF.
     
  • Kegiatan di Papua


    PT Hanurata II - Concession

    HIIThis 209,670 ha forest management unit is one of three concessions controlled by the Hanuratta Group in the Papua provinces. The concession is located northeast of Kaiman in West Papua province. At the present time, company only extracts Merbau from this concession at a rate of less than two trees per hectare.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.

    Current Status
    The company has been awarded a VLO certificate by Smartwood and TFF.

    PT Mamberamo Alas Mandiri - Concession

    MAt 691,700 ha, this is the largest timber concession in Indonesia. First active between 1992-2002 under the Kodeco Group, the concession has lain dormant till new ownership reactivated operations in 2006. The company is still building up its human resources. This concession is located along the West bank of the Memberamo River in Papua Province.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.

    Current Status
    Two RIL training session have already been delivered and a repeat of all three RIL modules is being planned. The concession licence already expired Nov. 2012 and it is in renewal licence process.

    PT Yotefa Sarana Timber- Concession

    YSTThis 182,000 ha concession is a member of the KLI Group. The concession has been in operation since 1992 and is a major supplier for the KLI industrial complex in Sorong.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.

    Current Status
    The company has not yet indicated its intentions regarding a continued engagement.


    PT Bina Balantak Utama - Concession

    BBU
    This 325,000 ha concession is a member of the KLI Group.

    The concession has been in operation since 1992 and is a major supplier for the KLI industrial complex in Sorong.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and CoC standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit. The company recently signed an MOU with TFF to engage in RIL training and technical support for certification.

    Current Status
    Field activities will commence before the end of 2012. The concession already signed MoU with TBI for certification support program. Rainforest Alliance preassessment for FSC in October 2013. Now starting implementation Certification Action Plan under assistance from TFF.

    PT Henrison Iriana Arar Sorong - Industry  (Location - Sorong)

    HIASThis industrial complex belonging to the KLI Group, includes a plywood mill processing peeler logs from the company’s Papua concessions and producing finished plywood.

    In addition, the complex includes a sawmill which cuts primarily Merbau into rough lumber which is then processed into finished product at the companies industry in Semarang, Central Java.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment for CoC to assist the company in preparing for a third party audit.

    Current Status
    A CoC training session is being planed.

    PT Wapoga Mutiara Timber II - Concession

    wmt This 196,900 ha concession is located on gently rolling terrain some 5 hours drive west of Jayapura.  Well over half of the concession is still virgin forest as Wapoga begins operations under its second license in mid-2012.

    TFF’s Involvement
    In the past year, TFF has completed three RIL training inputs to the concession. Smartwood has issued a VLO certificate under a TTAP sponsored project.

    Current Status
    TFF has recently signed an MOU with Wapoga in which the company commits to full implementation of RIL.  The company has also joined TBI certification assistance under the TFF technical support.

    PT Manokwari Mandiri Lestari - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF

     

    MML1This 83,240 ha concession located in the "neck" of West Papua province in the most recent concession to engage in TFF's verification of legal origin program in Papua.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a base-line assessment against legality and COC Standards to assist the company to prepare for a third party audit.


    Current Status
    Waiting for follow-up response from MML and its industry sponsor.

  • Kegiatan di Sulawesi Selatan


    PT Katingan Timber Celebes - Industry  (Location : Makassar)

    KTCThis is primarily a plywood industry located in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The company sources its logs from its licenses in Maluku and also buys logs from contract sources in East Kalimantan.

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFF has conducted a baseline assessment for setting up a CoC system in the industry for wood coming from the company’s timber concession PT Gema Hutani Lestari in South Maluku.

    Current Status
    The company is in the process of preparing for a CoC audit.

  • Kegiatan Pelatihan yg sukses

    USAID - IFACS (Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support)

    Successful training activities puts TFF ahead of schedule under the USAID-IFACS project...

     

  • Kegiatan Tahunan TFF

    A list of TFF-Indonesia annual activity :

    • TFF Activity 2016

    • TFF  Activity 2015

    • TFF  Activity 2014

    • TFF  Activity 2013

    • TFF  Activity 2012

    • TFF  Activity 2011

    • TFF  Activity 2010

    • TFF  Activity 2009

    • TFF  Activity 2008

    • TFF  Activity 2007

    • TFF  Activity 2006

    • TFF  Activity 2005

    • TFF  Activity 2004

    • TFF  Activity 2003

    • TFF  Activity 2002

    • TFF  Activity 2001

     

  • Kegiatan TFF - 2001

    Training Activity 2001
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    Jan. 29 - Feb. 6 Alas Kusuma Group,
    Sari Bumi Kusuma

    (2 concessions)
    Central Kalimantan Training in the use of ROADENG for contour and tree position mapping Pre-scoping Certification workshop. Personnel from 2 concessions plus key staff from the company’s regional and head offices.
    Feb. 26 - Mar. 1 APFC – RIL Conference Kuching, Sarawak Co-sponser and co-organizer of an international conference on RIL
    Feb.22 - Mar.16 Social Forestry Development Project (GFA/GTZ) West Kalimantan TFF trainer assist in translation, training, and demonstration in manual extraction techniques and the use of a portable sawmill in a community forest development Project.
    Mar. 27 - Apr. 7 Roda Mas Group
    PT Rata Timber
    (4 concessions)
    East Kalimantan Contour and tree mapping
    Certification workshop. Personnel from 4 concessions plus key staff from the company’s regional and head offices.
    Apr. 16 - 27 PT Daisy Timber East Kalimantan Contour and tree mapping. Linkage with buyer group based in Vietnam
    May 8 - 18 Tanjung Raya Group
    Unit I (2 concessions)
    Central Kalimantan Contour and tree mapping. Participants from 4 companies plus head office representatives
    Jun. 18 - 29 Intraca Wood Industries East Kalimantan Evaluation of training needs for RIL and certification. Report issued; follow-up training planned.
    July 2-8 PITC (forest concession) Perak State, Malaysia Training in forest inventory and contour surveys. Linkage with buyer group based in Vietnam
    July 12-21 Alas Kusuma Group
    Sari Bumi Kusuma

    (2 concessions)
    Central Kalimantan Training in RIL planning and implementation. Preparation for certification scoping.
    July 21-25 SFDP (Community Forestry Proj) West Kalimantan Assessment of training needs. Training program to be planned.
    July 30- Aug. 8 Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group
    Sarmiento Parakantja Timber

    (3 concessions)
    Central Kalimantan RIL planning, skid trail layout, opening of skid trail network; Certification workshop. Follow-up training in map editing is planned.
    Aug. 20 - Sep.2 PT Daisy Timber East Kalimantan RIL planning; identification of improvements required for certification; certification workshop. Further involvement requested; Linkage with buyer group based in Vietnam.
    Sep. 10 - 20 Roda Mas Group
    PT. Roda Mas Timber

    (4 concessions)
    East Kalimantan RIL planning, implementation and demonstration; certification workshop. Well received demonstration; plans to conduct more extensive trials in 2002.
    Sep. 21-24 Yayasan Iyapupai & AviaLift Vladivostok Papua Barat Assessment of training needs for community based helicopter logging. Training program to be developed.
    Sep. 25 Kayu Lapis Industries Jakarta Training in the edition of contour maps produced on GIS software. Follow-up involvement requested
    Oct.
    1 - 19
    TFF CIFOR,
    Bogor
    Three courses in the use of ROADENG program for contour and tree position mapping and road design. Participants from forest companies, universities, NGOs, and Government (Indonesia and Malaysia)
    Nov. 15 South-Central Kalimantan Production Forest Project (EU) Jakarta Workshop on “Management Role in Forest Certification”. For the management of the Dwima Jaya Group.
    Nov.
    24-26
    South-Central Kalimantan Production Forest Project (EU) Central Kalimantan Workshop on forest certification. For the staff of the Dwima Jaya concessions.
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2002

    Training Activity - 2002
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    Feb. 25
    Mar. 11
    PT. Daisy Timber / TFT East Kalimantan Refresher training in RIL surveys & mapping. Focus on quality, accuracy; involved approx. 20 personnel.
    Feb. 6-8 PT. Dwima Jaya / SCKPFP Central Kalimantan Certification workshop for managers.
    Mar. 29 - Apr.7 PT. Dwima Jaya / SCKPFP Central Kalimantan Surveying and mapping. In preparation for RIL implementation training.
    Apr.29 - May 3 PT. Dwima Jaya / SCKPFP Central Kalimantan Follow-up training and field direction in mapping.
    May. 21-24 Diamond Raya Riau Interviews and meetings re. Certification and marketing. Resulted in one market link with foreign investor.
    Jun. 18-21 Daisy Timber/ TFT East Kalimantan Photo interpretation and preparation of 5 yr and annual development strategy.
    Jul. 1-15 Daisy Timber/ TFT East Kalimantan Training and technical inputs into road planning, location, inventory and mapping. Set up basis to re-establish legality of operation and first phase of achieving sustainability.
    Aug. 19-27 Daisy Timber/ TFT East Kalimantan Training in computer assisted mapping.
    Sep. 5-15 Roda Mas East Kalimantan Training in RIL planning and implementation; set up financial research project in RIL. Further inputs will be required. It is expected that this operational research undertaking will yield productivity data of interest to the rest of the forest industry.
    Sep. 16-19 Sumalindo East Kalimantan Evaluation of planning and implementation of RIL, skyline logging, and road design and construction using low impact techniques.
    Nov. 19 Wana Inti / Symaco Trading Central Kalimantan Management workshop on certification and RIL. First step in a 5 part training and demonstration program in RIL implementation.
    Dec. 15-21 PT. Dwima Jaya / SCKPFP Central Kalimantan Field workshop on RIL; technical inputs into preparing for RIL demonstration. Will involve local forestry officials and assumes further training in early 2003.
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2003

    Training Activity - 2003
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    8 - 13
    January
    PT. Wana Intika Kahuripan Intiga Central Kalimantan Training in contour mapping
    11 Jan.
    5 Feb.
    PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Training and evaluation visit
    7 - 15
    February
    PT. Roda Mas East Kalmantan RIL training & demonstration study
    30 March
    7 April
    PT. Dwima Jaya Central Kalimantan RIL implementation and demonstration - SCKPFP
    14-21 April PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Prepare for audit and further training
    22-25 April PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Smartwood CoC audit
    16 - 20 June PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Confirm trial site; discuss changes to CoC Monitoring CoC; RIL; planning for RIL research
    23 - 29 July PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Check road location and prepare for RIL demo
    14 - 21
    August
    PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Prepare RIL demo; address CoC preconditions for SJM; CoC scoping for SBK
    7 Sept.
    12 Oct.
    PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Start implementation of RIL demo and research trial
    16 - 23
    October
    PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Continued TFF presence on the RIL research trial
    Oct.30 – Nov.12 PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Final phase of research trial. FAO staff as observer. Study tour visit to trial.
    Nov.12 – Dec.17 PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Continued TFF monitoring of research trial
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2004

    Training Activity - 2004
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    10-18 Feb.
    PT. Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan Contour and tree position mapping training
    25-28 Feb.
    PT. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan RIL adoption audit
    3-7 March
    PT. Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan Briefing on RIL training, preparing for certification, preparing for CoC
    8-12 March
    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan Briefing and review of situation with respect to preparation for certification including the preparation for a CoC audit
    25-31 March
    Workshop on RIL and Biodiversity CIFOR / Vietnam Enhancement and participation in regional cooperation
    6-9 May
    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan Review of CoC issues, monitoring of field operations in the concessions, and discussions of response strategy to FSC assessment report.
    10-24 May
    PT. Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan Demonstration and training of RIL implementation
    7-12 June
    CFET Bogor Training of Trainers for CFET : Contour and Tree posistion mapping and RIL planning
    22-24 June
    PT. Finantara Intiga West kalimantan Certification Workshop
    6-9 July
    PT.Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody surveillance
    12-20 July
    PT. Indexim Utama / Sindo Lumber Central Kalimantan RIL demonstration and implementation training
    28-30 July
    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma, PT Hardjon Timber West & Central Kalimantan CoC trial audit and planning for RIL Monitoring and training
    30 Aug -1 Sept
    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma, PT Hardjon Timber West & Central Kalimantan CoC training
    2-3 Sept
    PT.Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan CoC training
    16-17 Sept
    WTK Industries Sarawak, Malaysia Regional promotion of RIL & Discussion of RIL Training Program
    28-29 Sept
    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma, PT Hardjon Timber West & Central Kalimantan CoC supervision and preliminary audit
    27 Sept -2 Oct
    PT. Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan Post Harvesting Evaluation Training for RIL
    12-14 Oct
    SCKPFP, Dinas and many companies Jakarta Workshop on RIL
    14-17 Dec.
    Perum Perhutani Central Java Internal Audit
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2005

    Training Activity - 2005
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    8-17 Jan.
    CIFOR / Dinas, Local government, companies Bogor RIL Training and Orientation; Clients : CIFOR, local government, companies, dinas kehutanan.
    21 Jan. - 4 Feb. CIFOR Bogor Workshop on RIL and Biodiversity 2nd
    24-28 Jan.
    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan RIL Audit
    31 Jan -
    4 Feb.
    CIFOR Bogor Workshop on RIL and Biodiversity 2nd
    30 Jan -
    5 Feb
    FAO / APFC LAOS Enhancing Sustainable Forest Harvesting
    15-19 Feb.
    PT Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan RIL audit and assessment of training needs. Informasion session
    7-11 March
    Forest Dialogue Hong Kong Forest Dialogue : -Conference on illegal logging and, WWF producer group workshop
    14-18 March
    PT. Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan RIL audit / certification audit
    11-15 April
    PT. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru Island, Maluku Training needs assessment and RIL audit
    25 April - 2 May
    PT. Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan Training in Social Aspects
    16-20 May
    PT. Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan RIL audit & training needs assessment. Chain of custody scoping.
    15-24 June
    PT. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru Island, Maluku Training in countour and tree position mapping
    26-29 June
    FAO, industry, gov't, NGOs, research, etc. Jakarta Training in the use of RILSIM financial analysis program
    31 July - 6 Aug
    CFET - Center for Forestry Education and Training, Indonesia Bogor Participation in CFET training course
    8-12 Aug.
    University of Nusa Bangsa Bogor Training in contour & tree mapping
    22-24 Aug.
    WWF / TNC Jakarta Workshop on High Conservation Values
    25 Aug - 1 Sept
    Papua New Guinea Forest Authority Papua New Guinea Evaluation of concept for training program in RIL
    5-13 Sept
    PT. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru Island, Maluku Training in RIL planning and demonstration of operational aspects of RIL implementation
    26-28 Sept.
    LEI + NGOs Jakarta Workshop on harmonization of the legality standard for Indonesia
    25-26 Nov.
    WWF Jakarta Regional Producer Group Workshop. GFTN coordinating meeting
    5-9 Dec.
    Environmental Services Program - Aceh Aceh, Indonesia Evaluation of training needs
    13-22 Dec.
    PT. Gema Hutani Lestari and PT. Katingan Timber Celebes Buru Island, Maluku Post Harvesting Evaluation (training, demonstration, research, CoC assessment)
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2006

    Training Activity - 2006
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    January - July Tropical Forest Foundation Jakarta TFF completed and published the remaining 3 technical manuals. These three and the 2 previously published represent the core of the field training activities of the Tropical Forest Foundation. Remaining 3 technical manuals completed : #3 - Operational Considerations for Reduced Impact Logging; #4 - Planning, Location, Survey, Construction and Maintenance for Low Impact Forest Roads; #5 - Management Consideration for Successful Implementation of Reduced Impact Logging
    16 - 21 Jan. PT. Indexim Utama Corp. - concession Central Kalimantan RoadEng Training - Computer assisted mapping of tree position and contour.
    25-28 Jan. FORM, WWF Amsterdam, Netherlands Meeting with FORM and WWF. Presentation on certification support program.
    15-16 Feb ITTO Project Bogor Regional end of project workshop on RIL.
    17-18 Feb LEI - Indonesian Eco-Labeling Institute Anyer, Indonesia LEI - Legality Workshop
    26 Feb. - 1 Mar. Aceh Mangrove Rehabilitation Project Gampung Pande, Aceh Monitoring implementation of mangrove planting. Project supervision.
    13-18 March PT Erna Djuliawati - concession Central Kalimantan SW - FSC for certification and RIL Monitoring
    23-29 March PT. Suka Jaya Makmur - concession West Kalimantan Evaluation implementation training and RIL
    19-20 April PT Gema Hutani Lestari - concession and Ketingan Timber Celebas - Industry Buru Island, Maluku and South Sulawesi Chain-of-Custody Workshop
    7-9 May Workshop CoC Experts Hotel Anyer, West Java CoC Experts Panel held by LEI
    18-24 May PT Suka Jaya Makmur - concession West Kalimantan Topography and Tree Position Mapping Training
    7 June Aceh Mangrove Rehabilitation Project Gampung Pande, Aceh Monitoring and evaluation. Project supervision.
    21-22 June CIFOR Bogor CIFOR Workshop on RIL
    24-29 June PT. Indexim Utama Corp. - concession Central Kalimantan RIL Planning & Implementation monitoring
    26-28 June Amsterdam Holland RIL Standard meeting
    31 July - 1 Aug PT Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan CoC trial run
    31 July - 6 Aug. PT Sari Bumi Kusuma and Suka Jaya Makmur - concessions West & Central Kalimantan Compilation of PT SBK and PT SJM Legal Harvest Verification LHV and Legal Origin Verification
    20-22 Aug. Regional Forest Management Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Presented paper at regional forest management conference
    24-31 Aug. PT Erna Djuliawati - concession Central Kalimantan Training on community development issues
    13-17 Sept. PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - concession Central Kalimantan  
    11-12 Oct. PT Karya Guna Ekatama - Industry Sudoarjo, East Java Wood tracking investigation, legality verification
    14 -17 Nov. PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - concession Central Kalimantan Preparation for pre-condition audit
    14 Nov. CIFOR Bogor CIFOR - MoF strategic workshop
    21 Nov. FLEGT, EU Jakarta FLEGT - Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, European Union - Workshop
    10-13 Dec. Global Development Alliance Bali Workshop - Global Development Alliance, "Lesson Learned"
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2007

    Training Activity - 2007
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    Mar. - Apr. Tropical Forest Foundation Jakarta TFF negotiated and gained funds to support production and publication of a sixth manual titled "Reduced Impact Logging & High Conservation Value Forest"

    17-22 Jan.

    Narkata Rimba East Kalimantan RIL Baseline Assessment
    26-27 Jan. Sari Bumi Kusuma & Harjhon Central Kalimantan Preparation for Legal Verification Assesssment
    14 Feb. HSBC Jakarta Workshop and presentation hosted by HSBC
    5 - 15 Feb. Kemakmuran Berkah Timber, Tirta Mahakam Resources - Industry, Amindo Wana Persada East Kalimantan Preliminary Observation
    20-21 Feb. Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industry Central Java Prelimenary Observation for supply chain

    26 Feb. - 3 Mar.

    Belayan River Timber East Kalimantan RIL Baseline assessment

    6-9 Mar.

    STIK Aceh Aceh, Sumatra Mangrove Rehabilitation
    10-22Mar. Armstrong China China trip Armstrong suppliers
    12-16 Mar. Erna Djuliawati - Concession Central Kalimantan Facilitate social condition & RIL evaluation
    25-28 Mar. Agung Kharisma East Java Baseline Audit for Verification Legal of Origin (VLO)
    9-14 Apr. Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan RIL training and CoC assessment
    23 Apr. - 4 May Roda Mas East Kalimantan RIL field training

    7 May

    Tirta Mahakam Resources - Industry East Kalimantan Prelimenary Assessment
    7-8 May Karya Guna Ekatama East Kalimantan VLO Baseline assessment

    8-12 May

    Sarmiento Parakantja Timber Central Kalimantan Refreshing training and partial audit
    13-16 May FAO Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia FAO workshop on sustainable forest management and RIL
    23-25 May Tingang Karya Mandiri Central Kalimantan Baseline and training needs assessment

    28 May - 4 June

    Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan RIL refreshing training
    13-15 Jun. TKPI - Armstrong Medan, North Sumatra Rubber wood supply study
    17-19 July Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industry Semarang, Central Java Investigation of Albizia & rubber wood source
    25 July CIFOR Bogor HCVF planning meeting

    20-25 Aug.

    Sumalindo Unit II East Kalimantan RIL / waste evaluation and audit

    22-23 Aug.

    Tirta Mahakam - Industry East Java CoC Preparation
    27 Aug. - 2 Sept. Amindo Wana Persada East Kalimantan Topografi & tree position mapping training
    3-8 Sept. SmartWood Denpasar, Bali Lead Assessor Training, Smartwood
    5-6 Sept. Sari Bumi Kusuma / Harjhon Central Kalimantan Praparation for SmartWood Chain-of-Custody (CoC)
    7-8 Sept. Tirta Mahakam - Industry East Java CoC Awareness Workshop
    18-21 Sep. EU - China Beijing, China EU-China, FLEG conference
    19-25 Sept. Gema Hutani Lestari - Concession Buru Island, Moluku RIL, legality and CoC evaluation
    23-25 Sept. Ketingan Timber Celebes - Industry South Sulawesi Industry CoC check
    27-28 Sept. Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan Preparation for SmartWood CoC assessment
    2-5 Oct. Indexim Utama Corp. - concession Central Kalimantan Preparation Legal Audit
    29 Oct. - 5 Nov. Sumalindo Lestari Jaya II East Kalimantan Waste Survey
    29 Oct. - 3 Nov. Hanurata II - concession Papua Baseline assessment for legality and CoC
    7-9 Nov. Graha Santosa Permai - concession Central Kalimantan Baseline Assessment for RIL adoption
    13-15 Nov. Sari Bumi Kusuma - concession Central Kalimantan CoC Workshop
    21-22 Nov. Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industries Central Java CoC Workshop
    26-30 Nov. Mamberamo Alas Mandiri Papua Baseline Assessment for Legality & CoC
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2008

    Training Activity - 2008
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    7-9 Jan.
    Tanjung Kreasi Parket - Industry Semarang Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Workshop
    14 -19 Jan. Graha Santosa Permai Central Kalimantan Training - Topography & Tree Position Mapping
    25 Jan. - 1 Feb. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Scoping Visit for FSC - Part I
    10 - 15 Feb. Sarmiento Parakantja Timber Central Kalimantan Legal & RIL Verified baseline assessment
    22 Feb. Surya Mahkota Timber - Industry Tanggerang, Banten Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Workshop
    21 Feb. - 1 Mar. Yotefa Sarana Timber & Bina Balantak Utama Papua Verification Legal of Origin (VLO) Baseline assessment
    25 Feb. Agung Kharisma Industry Surabaya, East Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Facilitation
    25 - 28 Feb. Tingang Karya Mandiri Central Kalimantan Verification Legal of Origin (VLO) Facilitation
    4 - 8 Mar. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru Island, Molucas Verification Legal of Origin (VLO) Preparation
    12 - 14 March RAFT Workshop Sandakan, Saba Regional Program Workshop (TNC)
    11 - 15 March Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan Review of Smart Wood CAR's
    18 - 19 March Kayu Lapis Indonesia - Industry Central Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation
    27 - 28 March Tanjung Kreasi Parket - Industry Central Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation
    24 March - 2 April F A O Myanmar RIL Training for MTE and Forest Department
    14 - 15 April Seng Fong - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Workshop
    14 - 18 April Graha Santosa Permai Cental Kalimantan Reprocessing Contour maps
    20 - 24 April Sarmiento Parakantja Timber Central Kalimantan Verification Legal of Origin (VLO) Preparation
    27 - 28 April Tanjung Kreasi Parket - Industry Central Java Chain-of-Custody Preparation

    28 April - 8 May

    Ratah Timber East Kalimantan Training on Countour & Tree position mapping
    5 - 8 May Timberdana East Kalimantan Baseline Scoping
    12 - 13 May Seng Fong - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody Training
    13 - 14 May Karya Guna Ekatama - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody Preparation
    12 - 17 May Manokwari Mandiri Lestari Papua Verification of Legal Origin (VLO) Baseline Audit
    28 May - 2 June Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Field Review
    11 - 14 June Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan HCVF Training
    16 - 21 June Graha Santosa Permai Central Kalimantan RIL Training
    23 - 27 June Sari Bumi Kusuma Central Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Audit
    10 - 17 July Timberdana East Kalimantan Contour & Tree Mapping Training
    10 - 14 July Narkata Rimba East Kalimantan Base Line Assessment
    21 - 26 July Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan RIL Annual Evaluation
    4 - 8 Aug. Sindo Lumber Central kalimantan RIL Observation
    8 - 16 Aug. Ratah Timber East Kalimantan RIL Planning & Implementation - Training
    13 - 14 Aug. Agung Kharisma - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation
    15 Aug. Surya Mahkota Timber - Industry Tangerang, Banten Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation
    23 - 30 Aug. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan HCV Preparation
    8 - 16 Sep. Timberdana East Kalimantan RIL Planning & Implementation - Training

    23 - 27 Sep.

    Manokwari Mandiri Lestari Papua Verification of Legal Origin (VLO)
    15 - 16 Oct. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Industry West Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Maintenance
    17 - 18 Oct. Bukit Hijau - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation
    20 - 25 Oct. Graha Santosa Permai Central Kalimantan Verification Legal of Origin (VLO)Preparation
    29 - 31 Oct. Harjhon Industry West Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Maintenance

    27 Oct. - 1 Nov.

    Hanurata Papua Legality & CoC audit

    3 - 5 Nov.

    KP. Hasil Medan, Sumatra Source Verification

    5 - 6 Nov.

    USAID Bogor, West Java 5 year plan strategy

    8 - 13 Nov.

    Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan Field Visit

    18 - 19 Nov.

    Katingan Timber Celebes - Industry South Sulawesi Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation

    1 - 5 Dec.

    Batasan Papua Legality & Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Audit

    4 - 5 Dec.

    Agung Kharisma - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Audit

    9 - 17 Dec.

    Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua Coutour, Tree Mapping Training

    18 - 19 Dec.

    Karya Guna Ekatama - Industry East Java Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Preparation
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2009

    Training Activities - 2009

    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    7-8 Jan. Katingan Timber Celebes - Industry South Sulawesi Final check simulation CoC
    14-24 Jan. Belayan River Timber - Concession East Kalimantan Observer of TNC training on a forest planning.
    22-23 Jan.

    Agung Kharisma - Industry

    East Java Final check simulation CoC
    2-7 Feb. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Concession Central Kalimantan Prepare response to SmartWood Corrective Action Request (CAR).
    8-14 Feb. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Concession Central Kalimantan TPTI-I Research
    10-14 Feb. Sarmiento Parakantja Timber - Concession, KLI Central Kalimantan Annual RIL evaluation
    16-20 Feb. Tingang Karya Mandiri - Concession Central Kalimantan Final check Verification Legal Origin (VLO) audit
    23 Feb. - 3 Mar Ratah Timber - Concession East Kalimantan Refreshing training on contour, tree position mapping
    23 - 27 Feb. TNC Sandakan, Malaysia RAFT workshop
    9 - 12 March PNG Forestry Authorities Port Moresby Workshop on National Training Proposal for RIL
    19-23 March Graha Santosa Permai Central Kalimantan RIL legality and CoC evaluation - industry
    23 - 27 March Sarmiento Prakantja Timber Central Kalimantan Research into TPTII silviculture system
    30 March - 9 April Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Final check for certification assessment
    20 - 25 April Erna Djuliawati Central Kalimantan Research into TPTIIsilviculture system
    28 April - 6 May Sarang Sapta Putra Central Kalimantan Contour & Tree position mapping training
    12 - 20 May Roda Mas Timber East Kalimantan RIL evaluation and certification training
    8 - 13 June Indexim Utama & Sindo Lumber Central Kalimantan Evaluasi RKT 2009 - Indexim Utama, Field Trip RKT 2008-2009 Sindo Lumber
    15 - 17 June Sari Bumi Kusuma & Suka Jaya Makmur Pontianak, West Kalimantan Workshop HCVF SBK, Workshop HCVF SJM
    24 - 26 June PT ANRO Lampung, South Sumatra Field visit, sawmill - assessment
    29 June - 6 July Timberdana East Kalimantan RIL training Modue 2 : Skid trail marking, felling and skidding
    16 - 17 July Sari Bumi Kusuma Pontianak, West Kalimantan HCV Public Consultation
    23 - 30 July Ratah Timber East Kalimantan RIL Planning Training, Evaluation
    27 Jul - 5 Aug Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua TTAP - RIL Training Module 2 : Skid trail marking, felling and skidding, field evaluation
    2 - 5 Aug. Sarmiento Prakantja Timber Central Kalimantan Field preparation RKT 2009, together with TUV auditor
    10 - 18 Aug Flora and Fauna International West Kalimantan FFI, field visit to Ketapang project area
    24-25 Aug Agung Kharisma Jaya Abadi Surabaya, East Java Respond on SmartWood CAR's
    31 Aug - 9 Sep Belayan River Timber East Kalimantan RIL Training, planning, evaluation, Certification general overview
    31 Aug - 7 Sep. Flora and Fauna International West Kalimantan FFI, field visit to Putussibau project area
    20-22 Sept Suka Jaya Makmur - Industry Ketapang, West Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody Training
    26 Oct - 3 Nov Sarang Sapta Putra Central Kalimantan RIL training - Module 2 - Skid trail marking, felling and skidding, evaluation
    16 - 24 Nov. Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua TTAP RIL training - Module 3, field damage and waste, evaluation
    30 Nov - 4 Dec Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimatan PSP Evaluation, CAR review, PSP field visit
    7 - 16 Dec. Rodamas Timber East Kalimantan RIL Training, review of maps
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2010

    TFF Indonesia Activities - 2010
    No.
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    1. 11-15 Jan. Kayu Tribuana Rama Central Kalimantan Field trip RKT 2008 / 2009
    2. 12 Jan. The Borneo Initiative (TBI) Hotel Mandarin, Jakarta, INDONESIA TBI - Support Program Agreement, Signing Ceremony - 1st round. Signing certification support agreement between TBI and six forest concession i.e. PT Suka Jaya Makmur, PT Roda Mas, PT Sarpatim, PT Sarang Sapta Putera, PT Belayan River Timber, PT Indexim Utama.
    3. 18-23 Jan. Akhates Plywood Central Kalimantan RIL training needs assessment
    4. 25 Jan - 3 Feb. Erna Djuliawati West Kalimantan Document review, visit to Tb. Setawai & Tb. Darap villages, overview camp facility, log yard, RV, etc.
    5. 8 - 12 Feb Narkata Rimba East Kalimantan Reduce Impact Logging (RIL) Audit
    6. 9 - 15 Mar. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru island, Maluku Field trip RKT 2009-2010, SOP, regulation, PUP, wildlife corridor, SPAS
    7. 24-25 Mar. Kayu Alam Perkasa Raya Samarinda, East Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody - industry
    8. 8 - 15 Apr Civika Wana Lestari East Kalimantan RIL Training - Module #1, contour and tree mapping, collecting field data
    9. 20 - 28 Apr Belayan River Timber East Kalimantan Evaluation of CAR progress report
    10. 6 - 13 May Sarang Sapta Putra Central Kalimantan RIL training - Module #3, field observation, data processing, SOP development
    11. 25 May - 3 Jun Memberamo Alas Mandiri Papua RIL training - Module #1, contour and tree mapping, field data collection
    12. 26 - 29 May Ratah Timber East Kalimantan RIL training - Module #2, planning, consideration, opening skid trails, felling, skidding
    13. 2 - 3 June RAFT Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT) Program - 3rd Implementing Partner’s Meeting
    14. 6 - 11 June APFC Thimpu, BHUTAN 23rd Session of Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission
    15. 28 June The Borneo Initiative (TBI) Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, INDONESIA TBI - Support Program Agreement, Signing Ceremony - 2nd round. Signing certification support agreement between TBI and eight forest concession i.e. PT. Indexim Utama, PT. Narkata Timber, PT. Sinergi Hutan Sejati, PT. Kemakmuran Berkah Timber, PT. Dwima Jaya Utama, PT. Ratah Timber, PT. Gema Hutani Lestari, PT. Wapoga Mutiara Timber Unit II
    16. 25 Jun - 2 July Pusat Diklat Kehutanan dan APKINDO Bogor Diklat Auditor VLK bagi IUIPHHK dan IUI Lanjuitan.
    17. 5 - 10 July CV. Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan Training needs assessment for this 30,145 ha concession, located at West Kalimantan.
    18. 26 - 31 July PT. Narkata Rimba Timber East Kalimantan The Borneo Initiave Action Plan
    19. 4 - 16 Aug. PT. Mamberamo Alas Mandiri Papua Baseline Assessment
    20. 21 - 24 Sept. PT. Roda Mas East Kalimantan Meeting with Roda Mas certification team
    21. 27 - 29 Sept. APHI Yogyakarta Roundtable discussion for HTI Development Strategy
    22. 27 Sept - 3 Oct. PT Kayu Tribuana Rama Central Kalimantan RIL Training - Module 1
    23. 5 - 8 Oct. PT. Timberdana East Kalimantan RIL Training - Module 2
    23. 29 Oct - 5 Nov. CV. Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan RIL Training - Module 1
    24. 22 Nov. - 6 Dec. PT. Belayan River Timber East Kalimantan TFF Legal Pre-audit, RIL Verified audit
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2011

    TFF Indonesia Activities - 2011
    No.
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    1. 11-15 Jan. Sarmiento Parakantja Timber Central Kalimantan Preparation for Certification Action Plan under The Borneo Initiative
    2. 18 Jan. The Borneo Initiative (TBI) Hotel Indonesia, Kempinski, Jakarta, INDONESIA TBI - Support Program Agreement, Signing Ceremony - 3rd round. Signing certification support agreement between TBI and six forest concession i.e. PT Mamberamo Alas Mandiri, PT Wukirasari, PT Rizki Kacida Reana, PT Salaki Suma Sejahtera.
    3. 24-28 Jan. Suka Jaya Makmur West Kalimantan Prepare CARS respond of Control Union full assessment report
    4. 16-18 Feb. SBK - Alas West Kalimantan Chain-of-Custody Workshop
    5. 22 Feb. - 1 Mar. Ratah Timber East Kalimantan Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) - Training
    6. 14 - 20 Mar. Roda Mas Timber East Kalimantan Refreshing RIL training, Review Action Plan, Monitoring Certification
    7. 22 - 28 Mar. Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan Review Field Assessment
    8. 28 Mar. - 6 Apr. Mamberamo Alasmandiri Papua Training on Reduced Impact Logging - Module III, socialization of FSC standards
    9. 25 Apr. - 3 May Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan Legality Audit, map correction from the first training
    10. 28 May - 3 June Dwima Jaya Utama Central Kalimantan RIL Training
    11. 19 May - 2 June PNG New Britain island, Papua New Guinea Planning, location, survey, construction & maintenance for low-impact forest roads
    12. 6 - 16 June Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan RIL Training
    13. 13-21 July Dwima Jaya Utama Central Kalimantan RIL Training - Modul II
    14. 10-15 Aug. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru Island, Maloku Preparation for Certification Action Plan under The Borneo Initiative
             
             
             
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2012

    TFF Indonesia Activities - 2012
    No.
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    1. 10 - 14 Jan. Dwimajaya Utama Central Kalimantan RIL training - Module III
    2. 5 - 6 Jan. Tropical Forest Foundation Cibodas, West Java, INDONESIA Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) training and Verification of Legal Origin (VLO). With participants from PT. Kayu Lapis Indonesia, PT Sarpatim, PT Telagabakti Persada, PT Bina Belantak Utama, PT. Diadyani Timber, PT. Yotefa Sarana Timber,
    3. 25 - 29 Mar. PT. Graha Santosa Permai Central Kalimantan Training on Sutainable Forest Management
    4. 27 Mar. - 1 Apr. IFACS - CV. Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan Training on Topographic Forest Survey and Tree Position Mapping
    5. 18 - 21 April Alas Kusuma Group West Kalimantan Training on Topographic Forest Survey and Tree Position Mapping. Participants from PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma dan PT. Wanasokan
    6. 8 - 11 May PT. Bina Belantak Utama Papua Evaluation and Training needs assessmen
    7. 12 - 13 May PT Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua Baseline assessment
    8. 22 - 25 May PT Graha Satosa Permai Central  Kalimantan RIL Training - Module #1, contour and tree position mapping, collecting field data
    9. 12 - 20 June PT Mamberamo Alas Mandiri Papua Evaluation of Reduced Impact Logging trials. Discussion of FSC certification and Baseline assessment
    10. 12 - 13 June The Borneo Initiative (TBI) Hotel Four Season, Jakarta TBI - Support Program Agreement, Signing Ceremony - 5th round. Signing certification support agreement between TBI and five forest concession i.e. PT. Mitra Pembangunan Global, PT. Bina Belantak Utama, PT. Telagabakti Persada, PT. Perum Perhutani KPH Banten, PT. Manokwari Mandiri Lestari
    11. 18 - 20 June PT Erna Djuliawati West Kalimantan Socialization and Implementation of the new FSC standard for Chain-of-Custody, (FSC-STD-40-004-V2-1, FSC-STD-40-004a-V2-0, FSC-STD-50-001-V1-2)
    12. 4 - 8 July PT. Sarana Trirasa Bhakti and PT Civika Wana Lestari East Kalimantan Training on Planning and harvesting operations in Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) implementation
    13. 7 July Winrock International East Kalimantan Research on Carbon calculator that influence the adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) practices in forest concession in Indonesia.
    14. 4 - 10 July CV Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan RIL Module 2
    15. 11-14 Sept. PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - Delang West Kalimantan Training on Planning and harvesting operations in Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) implementation
    16. 11-16 Sept. PT. Wanasokan Hasilindo West Kalimantan Training on Planning and harvesting operations in Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) implementation
    17. 17-22 Sept. PT Dwimajaya Utama Central Kalimantan Baseline assessment
    18. 24 Sep. - 5 Oct. Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Fiji, Fiji RIL review for Logging Code of Practice
    19. 15-24 Oct. CV. Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan RIL Training Module #3
    20. 28 Oct. - 4 Nov PT Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua RIL Training Module #1. Soccialisation of FSC principles
    21. 5-14 Nov. PT. Bina Belantak Utama Papua RIL Training Module #1. Soccialisation of FSC principles
    22. 26 Nov. GIZ - SPC - TFF Jakarta, Hotel Atlet Century Park, Indonesia Workshop on Reduced Impact Logging. Part of the GIZ - SPC "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries" - RIL Study Tour to Indonesian forest concession.
    23. 27 - 30 Nov. GIZ - SPC - TFF West Kalimantan RIL Study Tour to PT Sari Bumi Kusuma an Indonesian forest concession. Part of the GIZ - SPC "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries"
    24. 3 Dec. GIZ - SPC - TFF Jakarta, Hotel Atlet Century Park, Indonesia Workshop on Reduced Impact Logging. Part of the GIZ - SPC "Climate Protection through Forest Conservation in Pacific Island Countries" - RIL Study Tour to Indonesian forest concession.
    25. 3 -12 Dec. The Borneo Initiative, TFF Cloudy Bay, PNG TBI assessment & RIL Training
    26. 14 - 25 Dec. PT. Telaga Bakti Obi island, North Maluku RIL training needs assessment and certification workshop
    27. 10 - 13 Dec. RAFT - II Bangkok, Thailand RAFT II Partners Coordination Meeting
    28. 12 - 21 Dec. PT Bintuni Usaha Murni Wood Industries Papua, Indonesia FSC pre-assessment
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2013

    TFF Indonesia Activities - 2013
    No.
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    1. 17 - 24 Jan. PT. Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua, Indonesia Pre Assessment. Certification Action Plan. AH & BCN
    2. 25 - 31 Jan. Asia Pacific Certification Solution / PT Pandu Maha Wana Bali, Indonesia Group Certification Pre Assessment with SCS
    3. 28 Jan - 1 Feb. PT. Indexim Utama West Kalimantan, Indonesia Verification of FSC certification action request (CAR).  HSB
    4. 4 - 6 Feb. PT. Dwima Jaya Utama Central Kalimantan, Indonesia RIL Forest Road Construction Training. AWK, AH, BCN
    5. 7 - 12 Feb. PT Carus Indonesia Central Kalimantan, Indonesia RIL Forest Road Construction Training. AWK, AH, BCN
    6. 13 - 17 Feb. PT Hutan Mulia Central Kalimantan, Indonesia RIL Training - Module I, AH, BCN
    7. 18 - 25 Feb. PT Graha Sentosa Permai Central Kalimantan, Indonesia RIL Training - Module III, AH, BCN
    8. 19 - 23 Feb. IFACS West Kalimantan, Indonesia HSB
    9. 25 Feb. - 5 Mar. PT. Rodamas Timber East Kalimantan HSB
    10. 19 Feb. - 6 Mar. Cloudy Bay Ltd., PNG. Papua New Guinea The Borneo Initiative, AWK
    11. 12 - 19 Mar. British Petroleum (BP) Papua, Indonesia Quality control assistance BP, Bogor University, Papua University, for land clearing - HSB
    12. 13 -16 Mar. PT. Carus Indonesia Central Kalimantan Facilitating legality / PHPL - AH, BCN, CASP
    13. 17-19 Mar. PT. Hutan Mulia Central Kalimantan Facilitating legality / PHPL - AH, BCN, CASP
    14. 20-24 Mar. PT. Hutan Mulia Central Kalimantan RIL Training - Module II - AH, BCN, CASP
    15. 26 Mar. - 1 Apr. PT. Hanurata III West Papua Facilitating Verification Legal Compliance - AH, BCN
    16. 8-18 Apr. PT. Erna Djuliawati West Kalimantan Internal annual audit regarding RIL, CoC, SFM, SVLK - HSB
    17. 22-28 Apr. PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Delang Central Kalimantan RIL Training - Module 3, evaluation of soil disturbance, impact after harvesting, AH, MEW
    18. 22-30 Apr. PT. Wanasokan Hutanindo West Kalimantan RIL Training - Module 3, evaluation of soil disturbance, impact after harvesting, BCN, CASP
    19. 5-14 May PT. Inhutani II North Kalimantan Rapid Assessment, HVSC, RIL, SVLK - AWK, AH
    20. 8-10 May CV. Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan SVLK, PHPL, Assessment - BCN, CASP
    21. 13-18 May PT. Sindo Lumber / Indexim Central Kalimantan PHPL, RIL, Review Legality - HSB, MEW
    22. 3 - 10 Jun. PT. Gema Hutani Lestari Buru Island, South Maluku Certification surveillance and RIL refresher - HSB, BCN
    23. 10-25 Jun. PT Inhutani II - Unit Malinau & Semamu, North Kalimantan Malinau & Semamu, North Kalimantan RIL Module I, Baseline - AWK, AH, CASP
    24. 12-16 Jun. PT. Roda Mas East Kalimantan HSB
    25. 20-26 Jun. British Petroleum (BP) Pupua, Indonesia Quality control assistance BP, Bogor University, Papua University, for land clearing - HSB
    26. 24 Jun. -  2 Jul. PT. Multi Pembangunan Global Pupua, Indonesia Pre Assessment - BCN
    27. 4-11 July PT. Hutan Mulia - Concession Central Kalimantan RIL Training, PHPL facilitation, AH, BCN
    28. 27-28 Aug. PT. Sky Line - Industry Surabaya, East Java SVLK facilitation for industry, HSB, CASP
    29. 27-28 Aug. PT. Tamara Danielle Interior's - Industry Jepara, Central Java SVLK facilitation for industry, AH, BCN
    30. 29-30 Aug. PT. Devonshire Tunggalindo - Industry Semarang, Central Java SVLK facilitation for industry, AH, BCN
    31. 2-3 Sep. Surya Abadi Furniture - Industry Sukoharjo, Central Java SVLK facilitation for industry, AH, BCN
    32. 4-5 Sep. PT. Talaindo - Industry Yogyakarta SVLK facilitation for industry, AH, BCN
    33. 9-16 Sep. SCS PT. Multi Wahana, forest concession West Papua - Indonesia As SCS Assessor, BCN
    34. 19-24 Sep. British Petroleum West Papua - Indonesia Quality control assistance BP, Bogor University, Papua University, for land clearing - HSB
    35. 10-21 Sep. PT Inhutani II Malinau, North Kalimantan RIL Training - Module II, AWK, AH, CASP
    36. 21-28 Sept. Cloudy Bay Ltd. - Forest Concession Central Province, Papua New Guinea Certification surveillance and RIL refresher, AWK, MEW
    37. 29 Sep. - 5 Oct. PNG Balsa, Forest Plantation Rabaul, New Britain, Papua New Guinea Certification Pre Assessment, AWK, MEW
    38. 6-9 Oct. PNG Forest Authority Port Morsby, Papua New Guinea Training Needs Workshop, PNG Forest Authority, AWK, MEW
    39. 1 - 5 Oct. PT. Indexim Utama Central Kalimantan Surveillance Audit I, Certification PHPL Mandatory, HSB, CASP
    40. 3 - 4 Oct. CV. Aquiva Galery - Industry Yogyakarta, Central Java SVLK facilitation
    41. 7-10 Oct. PT Graha Sapta Pratama Central Kalimantan Develop Certification Action Plan, HSB, BCN
    42. 16-17 Oct. PT. Talaindo Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia SVLK facilitation, BCN, AH
    43. 19-25 Oct. PT. Telaga Bakti Persada Obi Island, North Maluku Develop Certification Action Plan, HSB, BCN
    44. 24 -25 Oct. PT. Tarita Furniture - Industry Bali, Indonesia SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    45. 25 Oct. - 5 Nov. Community Base Forest Management, IFACS Project Papua, Indonesia Study on Community Base Forest Management, HSB, BCN
    46. 26-27 Oct. UD. Tri Utami - Industry Bali, Indonesia SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    47. 28-29 Oct. PT. Tunas Jaya Perkasa Mandiri Solo, Central Java SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    48. 30-31 Oct. PT. Aura Living - Industry Jepara, Central Java SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    49. 1 - 2 Nov. PT. Sinar Agung Putra - Industry Jepara, Central Java SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    50. 18 Nov. RIL Workshop - Study Tour Hotel Santika, Jakarta RIL Workshop - GIZ Study tour
    51. 19 - 24 Nov. RIL Study Tour West & Central Kalimantan RIL Study Tour - showcase of Indonesian leading forest concession (PT Erna Djuliawati) and industry (PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma), AWK, HSB, BCN
    52. 23 Nov. PT. Aura Living Jepara, Central Java SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    53. 24 Nov. UD. Sinar Agung Putra Jepara, Central Java SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    54. 25 Nov. PT. Tarita Furniture Bali, Indonesia SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    55. 26 Nov. UD. Tri Utami Bali, Indonesia SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    56. 27 Nov. CV. Aquiva Gallery Yogya, Central Java SVLK facilitation, AH, CASP
    57.        
             
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2014

    Kegiatan TFF-Indonesia - 2014
    No.
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    1. 15 - 22 Jan. PT. Inhutani II Malinau, North Kalimantan CAP, Preparation for GIZ study -  AWK & AH
    2. 22 - 25 Jan. IFACS - Timika, Papua Timika, Papua, Indonesia Workshop - HSB
    3. 3 - 11 Feb. CV. Pangkar Begili West Kalimantan IFACS, RIL Evaluation, PHPL facilitation - BCN, CASP
    4.  17 - 27 Feb. PT. Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua RIL Training, Module 2 - BCN, AH
    5. 24 Feb. - 3 Apr. PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Noah Central Kalimantan RIL Training
    6.  6 - 14 Mar. PT. Surya Kirana Dutamas Halmahera RIL Training, Module 1 - HSB, BCN
    7. 3 Mar. - 2 Apr. PT. Inhutani II, Malinau North Kalimantan GIZ Carbon Research Trial, AWK, AH, CASP, MEW
    8.  24 - 27 Mar. Myanmar Mynamar AWK
    9.  10 - 18 Apr. 2014 PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma, Tontang West Kalimantan Training RIL - Modul III & Evaluation, BCN, HSB
    10.  5 - 14 May 2014 PT. Inhutani, Malinau North Kalimantan GIZ Carbon Research Trial, AH, CASP
    11.  11 - 22 May 2014 PT. Bina Belantak Utama Papua, Indonesia Training RIL - Modul II & Development Certification Action Plan (CAP) - BCN, HSB, AWK 
    12. 19 - 26 May 2014  PT. Erna Djuliawati West Kalimantan Internal Audit - HSB
    13.  9 - 16 June 2014 PT. Inhutani II, Malinau North Kalimantan GIZ Carbon Research Trial - AWK, AH, CASP
    14. 9 - 27 June 2014 Ketapang West Kalimantan IFACS - Workshop - HSB, BCN, JI
    15. 11 - 15 Aug. PT. Dwimajaya Utama & Hutan Mulia Central Kalimantan RIL evaluation - HSB, BCN
    16.  28 Aug. - 5 Sep.  PT. Gema Hutani Lestari  Buru Island, Maloku  Survaialance preparation - AWK, HSB, CASP
    17.  8 - 14 Sep. Sarmi district, Papua Sarmi, Papua Training Workshop IFACS Project
    18.  15 - 20 Sep. Timika district, Papua Timika, Papua Training Workshop IFACS Project
    19. 28 Oct. - 5 Nov. PT. Surya Kirana Dutamas

    Halmahera

    RIL Training, Module 2 - BCN, CASP
    20. 29 Oct. - 5 Nov. PT. Sumalindo IV East Kalimantan RIL Training, Module I - HSB, AH
    21. 10 - 19 Nov. PT. Wapoga Mutiara Timber Papua, Indonesia Training RIL - Modul III, evaluation
    22. 9 - 13 Nov. PT Graha Sentosa Permai Central Kalimantan FSC CAR's assessment & RIL evaluation
             
             
  • Kegiatan TFF - 2015

    Kegiatan TFF - 2015
    No.
    Date / Period
    Client / Project
    Location
    Description of Activity
    1. 17 Jan - 7 Feb. PT. Rodamas Sei Boh, East Kalimantan Carbon Monitoring, Winrock - NASA -  CAH & MEW
    2. 16 Feb. - 22 Feb. PT. Sumalindo IV Berau, East Kalimantan RIL Modul II - AWK, BCN, AH
    3.  23 Feb. - 14 Mar. PT. Sumalindo IV Berau, East Kalimantan RIL Modul II - CASP
    4.  4 - 12 May PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma - Noah Central Kalimantan HSB
    5.  24 May - 2 June PT. Telaga Bakti Persada Obi island, Molucas RIL Modul II - AWK, BCN
    6. 11 May - 6 June PT Inhutani II, Malinau Malinau, North Kalimantan RIL-C, GIZ Carbon Project - AH
    7.  25 May - 6 June PT Inhutani II, Malinau Malinau, North Kalimantan RIL-C, GIZ Carbon Project - MEW, CASP 
    8. 6 - 14 June PT Hanurata Kaimana, Papua CAP Assessment - AWK, BCN
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    Kehutanan - indonesia

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  • KfW

    K f W - english

  • Kolaborasi dgn DLH

    Inspecting Merbau logsCollaboration with DLH

    VLO Program marks it's first successes...

    TFF and DLH-Nordisk, a Danish importer of tropical timbers, are encouraged by the recent progress in verification of legal origin...

  • Kontrak TFF dengan Proyek USAID-IFACS

    USAID - IFACS (Indonesia Forestry and Climate Support)

    On February 21, 2012, the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) signed a three year subcontract agreement with Tetra Tech ARD...

  • LEGALITAS

    LEGALITAS

  • LESTARI …. “everlasting”

    Evaluation of avoidable waste

    LESTARI..."everlasting"

  • Librari

    Librari - english

  • Link Berguna

    Link Berguna

  • List of FSC certified forest in Indonesia

    SUMMARY OF FSC CERTIFIED FOREST MANAGEMENT UNITS IN INDONESIA

    TFF = Technical assistance by the Tropical Forest Foundation                    TBI = funding support from The Borneo Initiative

    TFF Supported Certifications under the FSC Standard
    Concession and Location Date Certified & Certifying Body Note Concession Area (ha) Annual Harvest(+/- m3) Industry & Location Products
    PT Erna Djuliawati(Central Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2005)

    Technical assistance by TFF

    184,206

    255,260

    Erna Djuliawati

    Sanggau,

    (West Kalimantan)

    Tangerang

    Container flooring, truck flooring,

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Fancy panels and door skins

    Engineered flooring

    PT Sari Bumi Kusuma

    (Central Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2007)

    Technical assistance by TFF

    147,600

    282,190

    SBK Industry & Harjohn Timb.Pontianak    (West Kalimantan)

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Bankirai decking and moulding products

    PT Intracawood Manufacturing

    (North Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2012)    145,110  200,000 Tarakan, North Kalimantan Plywood, all standard sizes

    PT Narkata Rimba

    (East Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2011)

    TFF

    TBI

    41,540

    27,000

    PT Intertrend

    PT Interkraft

    Surabaya (E.Java)

    Sales of FSC certified logs.

    Garden furniture, general indoor and bedroom funiture (assembled and knock down)

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur

    (West Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2010)

    TFF

    TBI

    171,340

    191,514

     

    SJM Industry in (W. Kalimantan)

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Moulding products in Meranti and Bangkirai

    PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber(Central Kalimantan)

    Smartwood (2011)

    TFF

    TBI

    216,580

    227,600

    KLI Industry (Central Java)

    Plywood – all standard sizes and oversized

    Engineered flooring, fencing systems, miscellaneous moulding products, garden furniture

    PT Belayan River Timber

    (East Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2011)

    TFF

    TBI

    97,500

    170,282

    PT Intertrend

    PT Interkraft

    Surabaya  (E. Java)

    Sales of FSC certified logs.

    Garden furniture, general indoor and bedroom funiture (assembled and knock down)

    PT Roda Mas Timber

    (East Kalimantan)

    Control Union (2012)

    TFF

    TBI

    69,620

    75,121

    Tirta Mahakam

    Samarinda

    (E. Kalimantan)

    Plywood – all standard sizes

    Moulding products

    PT Gema Hutani Lestari

    (Buru Island, Maloku)

    Woodmark Soil Association

    TFF

    TBI

    148,450 105,000 PT Katingan Timber Celebes (Makassar, South Sulawesi)  Plywood, all sizes, mouldings
    Other FSC Certification

    PT Diamond Raya

    (Riau)

    S G S (2001) - 90,956 51,086 None

    Log sales

    Legal source of Cites listed Ramin

    PT Xilo Inda Pratama

    (South Sumatera)

    Smartwood (2012) - 15,035 29,000 Xylo Indah Pratama South Sumatera FSC certified pencils
    Koperasi Hutan Jaya Lestari (S.E. Sulawesi) Smartwood (2005) - 767 535   Teak logs and squares

    Koperasi Taman Wijaya Rasa (Central Java)

    Smartwood (2009) - 141 268   Log sales of teak, albezia, acacia, and other plantation species
    Koperasi Wana Lestari Manoreh (Yogyakarta) Smartwood (2011) - 130 336   Log sales of teak albezia, mahogany and snokeling
    Perum Perhutani KPH Kendal (Central Java) Soil Association (2011) - 20,390 16,982   Log sales of teak and mahogany
    Perum Perhutani KPH Kebonharjo (Central Java) Soil Association (WSA)  (2011) - 17,739 15,000   Log sales of teak, snokeling and mahogany
    Perum Perhutani KPH Ciamis (West Java) S G S (2012) - 29,857 30,000   Log sales of Merkusii pine, Agathis, and other plantation species
    Perum Perhutani KPH Cepu (Central Java) S G S (2012) - 33,047 35,000   Log sales of teak, gmelina, mahogany, sonokeling gmelina, acacia, and other plantation species. Moulding products and furniture.
    Perum Perhutani KPH Randublatung (Central Java) S G S (2012) - 32,464 35,000   Log sales of teak, mindi, mahogany and other plantation species
    KSU Alas Mandiri KTI (KAM KTI) (East Java) Soil Association (WSA) (2008) - 1,004 3,000   Log sales of mahogany, teak, gmelina, albezia
    PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber (East Kalimantan) Smartwood (2012) TBI 82,810 85,000   Plywood - all standard sizes Moulding products

    PT Dwimajaya Utama

    (Central Kalimantan)
    S C S (2012) TBI 127,300 140,920   Log sales

    PT Ratah Timber

    (East Kalimantan)

    S G S

    (2013)

    TBI 97,216 95,000 Tirta Mahakam Samarinda     (East Kalimantan) Plywood - all standard sizes Moulding products

    PT Indexim Utama

    (Central Kalimantan)

    S G S

    (2013)

    TBI 52,480 41,000 Surya Satrya Timur, Banjarmasin, South Kalimatantan Plywood - all standard sizes, blockboard products

    PT Carus Indonesia

    (Central Kalimantan)

    S C S

    (2014)

    TBI 72,100 90,000 Log market Log sales
    T O T A L  ( Ha & m3 ) 1,895,082 2,211,200    
  • List of Participating FMUs

    List of Participating Forest Management Units (FMU)

    No. Company Name Type Area (Ha) Location
    1.   Akhates Plywood  Forest Concession  94.380     Central Kalimantan
    2.   Amindo Wana Persada  Forest Concession  43.680     East Kalimantan
     3.   Anugerah Pratama Inspirasi  Forest Concession  43.525     Bengkulu, Sumatera
    4.   Balikpapan Forest Industri  Forest Concession  140.883     East Kalimantan
    5.   Belayan River Timber  Forest Concession 97.500     East Kalimantan
    6.   Bina Balantak Utama  Forest Concession 325.000     Papua
    7.   Carus Indonesia  Forest Concession 72.170     Central Kalimantan
    8.   Civika Wana Lestari  Forest Concession 53.000     East Kalimantan
    9.   Dwimajaya Utama  Forest Concession 127.300     Central Kalimantan
    10.   Erna Djuliawati  Forest Concession 184.206     Central Kalimantan
    11.   Gema Hutani Lestari  Forest Concession 148.450     Buru island, Moluku
    12.   Graha Sentosa Permai  Forest Concession 44.970     Central Kalimantan
    13.   Hanurata III  Forest Concession 209.670     West Papua
    14.   Hutan Domas Raya  Forest Concession 110.489     Central Kalimantan
    15.   Hutan Mulya  Forest Concession 52.100     Central Kalimantan
    16.   Indexim Utama  Forest Concession 52.480     Central Kalimantan
    17.   Inhutani II - Unit Malinau  Forest Concession 29.040     North Kalimantan
    18.   Inhutani II - Unit Sei Tubu  Forest Concession 99.100     North Kalimantan
    19.   Inhutani II - Unit Semamu  Forest Concession 71.375     North Kalimantan
    20.   Kayu Tribuana Rama  Forest Concession 98.765     Central Kalimantan
    21.   Kayu Waja  Forest Concession 38.260     Central Kalimantan
    22.   Kemakmuran Berka Timber  Forest Concession 72.000     East Kalimantan
    23.   Mamberamo Alas Mandiri - Not Active  Forest Concession 691.700     Papua
    24.   Manokwari Mandiri Lestari  Forest Concession 83.240     Papua
    25.   Multi Wahana Wijaya  Forest Concession 134.708     West Papua 
    26.   Narkata Rimba Timber  Forest Concession 68.000     East Kalimantan
    27.   Pangkar Begili  Forest Concession 30.145     West Kalimantan
    28.   Ratah Timber  Forest Concession 97.690     East Kalimantan
    29.   Roda Mas Timber Kalimantan  Forest Concession 99.520     East Kalimantan
    30.   Sarana Trirasa Bhakti  Forest Concession 41.600     West Kalimantan
    31.   Sarang Sapta Putra  Forest Concession 49.500     Central Kalimantan
    32.   Sari Bumi Kusuma  Forest Concession 147.600     Central Kalimantan
    33.   Sari Bumi Kusuma - Kalbar  Forest Concession 72.200     West Kalimantan
    34.   Sari Bumi Kusuma - Delang  Forest Concession 60.700     West Kalimantan
    35.   Sarmiento Parakantja Timber  Forest Concession 216.580     Central Kalimantan
    36.   Sikatan Wana Raya  Forest Concession  48.557     Central Kalimantan
    37.   Sindo Lumber  Forest Concession 76.925     Central Kalimantan
    38.   SIPEF Biodiversity Indonesia  Restoration Ecosystem 12.800     Bengkulu, Sumatera
    39.   Suka Jaya Makmur  Forest Concession 171.340     West Kalimantan
    40.   Sumalindo Lestari Jaya II  Forest Concession 276.600     East Kalimantan
    41.   Sumalindo Lestari Jaya V  Forest Concession 41.000     East Kalimantan
    42.   Telaga Bakti Persada  Forest Concession 63.405     North Moluku
    43.   Timberdana  Forest Concession 76.340     East Kalimantan
    44.   Tingang Karya Mandiri  Forest Concession 44.925     Central Kalimantan
    45.   Yotefa Sarana Timber  Forest Concession 182.000     Papua
    46.   Wanasokan Hasilindo  Forest Concession 49.000     West Kalimantan
    47.   Wapoga Mutiara Timber  Forest Concession 196.900     Papua
             
    T O T A L 5.241.318    
  • List of Participating Industries

    List of participating forest industries :

    No. Company Name Product Location

    1. 

      PT. Agung Kharisma Jaya Abadi  decking, fences, trellis, garden screen   Surabaya, East Java
     2.    PT. Anugrah Jaya Indonesia  furniture   Semarang, Central Java
     3.    PT. Aquiva Gallery  furniture   Yogyakarta, Central Java
     4.    PT. Aura Living  furniture   Jepara, Central Java
     5.    CV. Cahaya Sukses Abadi  furniture   Semarang, Central Java
     6.    CV. CM3G  furniture   Semarang, Central Java
     7.    PT. Devonshire Tunggalindo  furniture    Semarang, Central Java 
    8.    PT. Erna Djuliawati Industry  plywood, veneers, flooring, etc.   Kayu Tunu Village, Sanggau, West Kalimantan
     9.    PT. Harjohn Timber  plywood, polyester panels, block boards
      Pontianak, West Kalimantan
    10.    PT. Henrison Iriana Arar Sorong     Papua
    11.    PT. Karya Guna Ekatama     East Java
    12.    PT. Katingan Timber Celebes     South Sulawesi
    13.    PT. Kayu Lapis Indonesia  plywood, flooring, garden furniture   Kendal, Central Java, Central Kalimantan, Papua
    14.    PT. Matahari Terbit Elok  furniture   Central Java
     15.    CV. Natural  wood carpet   Palembang, South Sumatera
    16.    PT. Sari Bumi Kusuma Industry  plywood, moulding, sawn timber   Pontianak, West Kalimantan
     17.    UD. Sinar Agung Putra  furniture   Jepara, Central Java
     18.    PT. Sky Line  furniture   Surabaya, East Java
    19.    PT. Suka Jaya Makmur  Ketapang, Industry   Ketapang, West Kalimantan
    20.    UD. Surya Abadi Furniture  furniture    Solo, Central Java
    21.    PT. Surya Mahkota Timber     Banten
    22.    PT. Surya Satrya Timur Corp.     South Kalimantan
     23.    PT. Talaindo Interior  furniture   Yogyakarta
    24.    PT. Tamara Danielle Interior’s  furniture   Jepara, Central Java
    25.    PT. Tanjung Kreasi Parquet Industries     Central Java
     26.    UD. Tarita Furniture  furniture   Bali
    27.    PT. Tirta Mahakam Resources      East Kalimantan
    28.    PT. Tirta Mahakam     East Java
     29.    UD. Tri Utami  crafts   Bali 
     30.    PT. Tunas Jaya  furniture   Solo, Central Java

     

    PT. Tamara Danielle Interior’s

  • LOWONGAN KERJA SEBAGAI ASSISTEN PELATIH

    The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) adalah Lembaga Nirlaba atau Non Profit yang mendedikasikan sebagai lembaga Pelatihan dan Pendampingan dalam Penerapan Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) atau Pemanenan Ramah Lingkungan serta Pencapaian Sertifikasi Pengelolaan Hutan Lestari bagi Perusahaan Kehutanaan dan Industri Kehutanan di Indonesia dan Wilayah Asia Pasifik sekitarnya.


    Untuk menjalankan Program Pelatihan, TFF membutuhkan Assissten Pelatihan dengan periode kontrak kerja selama dua (2) tahun.

    Qulaifikasi :

    1. Sarjana Kehutanan atau D3 Kehutanan yang mempunyai pengalaman kerja antara 2 – 5 tahun pada kegiatan Perencanaan dan Operasional di IUPHHK-HA atau HPH.
    2. Berbadan Sehat dan mampu melakukan pekerjaan dilapangan (Camp Operasional HPH)
    3. Mengerti dan dapat mengoperasikan Program Computer khususnya Aplikasi GIS
    4. Mempunyai kemampuan berkomunikasi dan bekerja dalam sebuah tim
    5. Bersedia berkantor di Bogor dengan melakukan kegiaan pelatihan dilapangan (Areal Kerja HPH) lebih dari 70 % dari waktu kerja.



    TFF akan meberikan Gaji dan Fasilitas lainnya yang sangat bersaing
    Bagi yang berminat silahkan mengirim lamarannya beserta lampiran lainnya yang mendukung serta foto terbaru ke kantor TFF : Komplek Cimanggu Permai Jl. Tumapel Blok O-IV No. 17 Bogor (16164) atau email ke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. paling lambat 15 April 2017.


    Bagi pelamar yang memenuhi qualifikasi akan dipanggil untuk di wawancara antara tanggal 17 – 20 April 2017.

     

  • LSM

    LSM

  • Mario Ekaroza

    Tropical Forest Foundation Jl. Tumapel Blok O - IV, No. 17 Komplek Cimanggu Permai
  • Market Linking dan Peserta

    Legal Verified woodForest Market Linking Program Update and List of Participants.  PT Sarmiento Parakantja Timber is upgraded to "RIL Verified" status...

     

  • Menutup program RAFT

    Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT)

    After a hugely successful five years, a landmark program closes its doors...

  • Modul dan Jadwal Pelatihan

    Training Modules & Training Schedule

    Field training in Reduced Impact Logging, certification, or related topics, are organized by TFF on an individual request basis.

    Interested forest management units may choose one of the following training modules, or discuss their individual training needs directly with TFF. TFF will then prepare a detailed training proposal for approval by the company.

    Field training and demonstrations are normally organized within the context of a working forest concession and involve relevant management, staff, and workers of the forest concession.

    Training schedules are arranged on an individual concession basis. For the latest training schedule, contact TFF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    SAMPLE TFF TRAINING MODULES in RIL

    (The following modules provide some indication of the training which TFF can provide. Additional training can be tailored to meet specific need. Contact TFF to discuss training options)

    Technical Procedures for Topographic Forest Surveys This module covers the theory and practice of contour and tree position mapping based on the 100% inventory required under the Indonesian TPTI system. Candidates learn how to collect the necessary data and then how to process it and produce detailed contour and tree position maps. 5-7 days of field and office training, usually out of a forest concession camp. Follow-up support services and training are strongly recommended to help develop interpretive skills and to ensure the achievement of adequate quality control.
    Road Planning and Field Location A field-orientated training in road planning and location. The course covers road network planning using contour maps. Special emphasis is placed on actual road location and survey techniques. 5-6 days field and office training,
    RIL Planning and Implementation This module focuses on the application of petak-level contour and tree position maps for maximum operational benefit. Participants are required to develop a detailed harvesting plan including the location of skid trails. Environmental concerns such as steep slopes and riparian protection zones are included in the planning exercise. The course then requires participants to carry out field location of the skid trails according to technical guidelines. Skid trails are opened using company equipment and the felling and extraction process is initiated. A final day in the office introduces the concept of guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures. 8-12 days field and office training based in a HPH camp. Length of course depends on the depth of coverage required and the level of integration with company planning and harvesting operations.

    The ability to produce accurate contour and tree position maps is a recommended pre-requisite for this module.

    (This module can be divided two parts for easier assimilation)

    Workshop on Forest Certification This module is intended for companies who are interested in learning how forest certification works. The activities can vary from a simple, introductory workshop on forest certification, to a pre-scoping field evaluation followed by a detailed analysis of the company performance as measured against certification standards presented in a workshop environment. One day introductory workshop to three day scoping and workshop combinations.
    Management’s Role in Implementing RIL Workshop on what management needs to do to make adoption of RIL an operational reality. Emphasis is placed on structural and functional adjustments within a clearly defined framework based on a set of Standard Operating Procedures. One day workshop
    Post Harvesting Activities This module introduces the ‘follow-up’ activities of RIL which tie it into the overall management system. Emphasis is placed on monitoring of logging activities, deactivation of skid trails, and post harvesting evaluation and mapping of logging impact. The practical role of a system of Standard Operating Procedures is emphasized. Four to six days of office and field training
    Training for Computer Assisted Contour Mapping This module is a step-by-step approach to the use of the ROADENG program for the purpose processing general survey data from various sources and producing contour and tree mapping. The training uses real field data collected during conventional 100% inventory surveys The ROADENG training has been held in the past in collaboration with CIFOR, as a 5 day course.

    These training modules are currently not covered under any funding arrangement. Courses may be offered based on adequate expressions of interest and/or the procurement of adequate funding.

    Training for Computer Assisted Road Design This module is a step-by-step approach to the use of the ROADENG program for the purpose of road design. The training also includes data collection requirements and procedures.
    Community Development and Conflict Mitigation Training, workshops, directed studies etc. designed to address specific needs of concession TFF draws on contacts in the social sciences community to tailor inputs to specific needs of a forest concession. Funding is through negotiated consultancy arrangement.
    To discuss your training needs and options, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • NASA / Winrock

    NASA / Winrock LogoWith funding from the NASA Carbon Monitoring System, a consulting group called Applied GeoSolutions (AGS) is leading an effort to improve forest monitoring capabilities in Indonesia.

    The project team, with members from Winrock, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of New Hampshire, Wageningen University, and the University of Virginia, is working closely with LAPAN, the Indonesian space agency, to collect and analyse LiDAR imagery from across Kalimantan.

    TFF’s role in this project is defined in a contract with Winrock, one of the key project partners. TFFs role is to collect biomass data in various forest concessions where LiDAR coverage has been acquired.

  • Newsletter - RIL & Certification

    Newsletter - english

  • Newsletter - RIL & Sertifikasi

    Newsletter - indonesia

  • NGO

    NGO - Non Government Organization

  • October 2014

    Newsletter - October 2014

  • Organisation

    TFF Board of Directors

    The headquaters of the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) is located in Alexandria, Virginia. An Executive Director coordinates Regional Programs based in Brazil, Indonesia, Guyana, and Gabon. Biannual board meetings ensure close participation from an international slate of Directors, many of which have close involvement with TFF’s Regional Programs.

    Each Regional Program operates under specific funding arrangements and manages individual programs directly.

    TFF’s clear sense of direction owes much to its Board of Directors, who despite their diverse backgrounds, share a strong agreement on key principles, that:

    •  To conserve the tropical forests, it is necessary to ensure that they maintain their economic value to all stakeholders, and,
    •  To improve the management of the tropical forests, representatives from concerned areas should forge alliances rather than remain adversarial.

     

     

  • Our Partners

    Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Indonesia)    Ministry of Environment and Forestry (Indonesia)
    Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade   Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade
      TBI 01    The Borneo Initiative
      The Nature Conservancy
      US Agency for International Development
     Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit   Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit
     Winrock International   Winrock International
      United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
      Center for International Forestry Research
      Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders
     Indonesia Forestry and Climate Change   Indonesia Forestry and Climate Change
      International Tropical Timber Organization
      USDA Forest Service Office of International Programs
         
  • Our Partners

      The Nature Conservancy
      US Agency for International Development
      United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
      Center for International Forestry Research
      Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders
      International Tropical Timber Organization
      USDA Forest Service Office of International Programs
         
  • Panji

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  • Pelatihan

  • Pelatihan di Lapangan

    Field Training & Extension Services

    The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) is an international non-profit, non-government, foundation which specializes in training for the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and sustainable forest management.

    Building on over 8 years of experience in Indonesia and SE Asia, TFF has developed a modular approach to training which recognizes that each company or forest management unit has different needs. Individual training modules focus on particular technical aspects of the RIL process and, emphasize “hands-on” practical training through “learning by doing”. TFF has refined its RIL training program into three basic modules which are delivered as an extension services.

    The TFF also offers an extension service which provides technical evaluation, assessments, and recommendations for companies interested in solving problems in forest engineering, planning, harvesting, and certification. This service is offered on a consulting basis.

    Most training modules are offered free of direct charge. This includes the trainer's time as well as basic training materials. TFF, however, requires that participating companies cover the full travel and accommodation cost for the TFF Trainer(s).

    Training requirements are usually discussed at an initial planning meeting. A detailed training proposal is then prepared based on these discussions. Once the training proposal has been accepted, the scheduling and logistical arrangements for the actual field training are made on an individual basis depending on the company requirements.

    Despite the global financial crisi, demand for training remains strong. Funding support has been secured from two main sources.

  • Permintaan Kuat untuk Pelatihan RIL

    Training in RIL involves both classroom and field exercisesDemand and Support for RIL Training Remains Strong

    Despite the global economic downturn, demand for TFF training is on the rise and funding support is meeting the chellenge...

  • Pesan dari RAFT

    Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT)The Message of RAFT

    For the past four years, TFF has received funding support under the RAFT (Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade) partnership arrangement,  a regional  USAID-sponsored program based in Bangkok, Thailand, and managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC).

  • Peserta RIL Terverifikasi

    RIL Verified Participants

    RIL verified concession areas under the TFF program, are now approaching one million hectares and growing...

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  • Program Regional

    Program Regional

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    Program TFF

  • Program Update & Participants

    Legal Verified woodForest Market Linking Program Update and List of Participants.  PT Sarmiento Parakantja Timber is upgraded to "RIL Verified" status...

     

  • Proyek Bantuan Sertifikasi ITTO

    SJM

    ITTO Certification Support Project Nearing Completion

    In mid 2009, Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) signed an agreement with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), launching a significant initiative to support the forest concession of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) to assist the forest certification process.

  • Proyek Bantuan Sertifikasi ITTO berakhir

    SJM

    ITTO Certification Support Project Nearing Completion

    In mid 2009, Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) signed an agreement with the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), launching a significant initiative to support the forest concession of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) to assist the forest certification process.

  • Proyek DAFF

    Australian GovernmentDAFF Project

    For the past year, the Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provide direct support to TFF under its Asia Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building Programme (APFSCBP).

  • PT Erna Djuliawati - A Veteran of Certification in Indonesia

    www.timber.lyman.co.id

    F S C-1Rainforest2On September 23, 2005, the Rainforest Alliance issued a press release announcing the certification of PT Erna Djuliawati, a 184,206 ha  forest concession in Central Kalimantan.  With this achievement, PT Erna joined PT Diamond Raya as the second natural forest concession certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme in Indonesia.


    PT Erna Djuliawati has never looked back since that eventful day in 2005 and has moved ahead from strength to strength. Now in its 9th year of certification, the management and staff of PT Erna are confident and proud of their achievement.

     

    The Company
    PT Erna Djuliawati is a subsidiary of the Lyman Group.  PT Erna operates a 184,206 ha concession in Central Kalimantan and a plywood factory near Sanggau, West Kalimantan.

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    Like most Indonesian companies, corporate history has evolved through various mergers and takeovers.  In 1999, the company negotiated a new contract with the Ministry of Forests, which issued a 70 year license based on the adoption of the TPTJ silvicultural system 1).

     

    Market Orientation
    The company transports its logs by road to a log pond on the Melawi River, a few kilometers upstream from the town of Nanga Pinoh in West Kalimantan.  From here the logs are transported by river to its industry situated on the Kapuas River near the town of Sanggau.

     

    PT Erna operates a modern and efficient plywood factory which features 9 peeler lines and a fancy veneer section.  Apart from the wide range of plywood sizes, PT Erna has developed a reputation as a manufacturer of high quality container flooring.  Its fancy veneer line feeds into a sizeable  production of engineered flooring products which are finished off in its subsidiary mill in Tangerang on the Island of Java.


     

    Social Context
    Access to the concession is from West Kalimantan, however, traditionally access has been along the major rivers draining the concession to the East. Indigenous Dayak peoples have long since converted the area along these rivers to shifting cultivation.

     

    The concession is home to 14 villages.  Almost 4,000 people live within the concession boundary and engage in subsistence agriculture, a land use practice which is fundamentally at odds with the practice of sustainable forest management.

     

    Good community relations, is one of the company’s strengths.  The company has a full time doctor on staff and provides free medical services as well as transportation to the local communities within the concession.  Community awareness of the company’s health care facilities is very high and access and use of these facilities is free to the community.

     

    The backbone of the company’s community relations is its PMDH program2).   The program includes joint demarcation of areas considered by the villages as belonging to them under a system referred to as PGM3) or, community land use areas.  In addition, the company actively solicits input for local communities regarding culturally significant sites and then protects those sites from logging and demarcates them both in the field and on its maps.

     

    PT Erna has established primary schools in 6 villages and supports 13 teachers.  At its base camp, some 50% of the students come from local communities in the concession.  In addition, the company provides over 20 university scholarships per year for advanced studies in Palangkaraya or Pontianak.

     

    One of the areas where PT Erna has truly excelled is in the development of its management systems.   However, insisting on quality systems costs money, hence optimizing efficiency had to become a major consideration.  As a result, the concept of reduced impact logging (RIL) was quickly recognized as having the potential to contribute to increased efficiency while at the same time enhancing environmental performance.

     

    1. PT Erna implements a modified version of the TPTJ system (Tebang Pilih tanaman Jalur), or Selective Cutting and Line Planting System
    2. The PMDH (Pembinaan Masyarakat Desa Hutan) or Forest Village Development Program is run by the Community Assistance Department and employs approximately 50 staff.
    3. PGM (Pemukiman dan Garapan Masyarakat) is a land demarcation recognized at the District level of government.
  • PT Erna Djuliawati - A Veteran of Certification in Indonesia

    On September 23, 2005, the Rainforest Alliance issued a press release announcing the certification of PT Erna Djuliawati, a 184,206 ha  forest concession in Central Kalimantan.  With this achievement, PT Erna joined PT Diamond Raya as the second natural forest concession certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme in Indonesia.

  • PT Erna Djuliawati dan TFF menjadi tuan rumah delegasi dari rimbawan Pasifik Selatan ...

    Studi Tur ke Erna Djuliawati

    PT Erna Djuliawati dan TFF menjadi tuan rumah delegasi dari rimbawan Pasifik Selatan...

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  • PT Narkata RImba - Small But Commited

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    On August 16, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded Narkata with the FSC  certificate of sustainable forest management.  This achievement was realized a mere thirteen months after the company joined the TBI certification support program.

     

    Narkata Rimba - forest concessionNarkata joined the TBI certification support program on July 28, 2010, with the Tropical Forest Foundation as its Chief Technical Advisor in the certification process.  TFF has provided detailed technical analysis of Narkata’s operation as well as a certification action plan that has helped the company navigate its way through the complexities of certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard and protocols.

     

    Formerly one of the Alas Kusuma Group of companies, Narkata was acquired by PT Integra in April, 2009 without any prior intention to seek FSC certification.

     

    Probably the best explanation for the company’s remarkable progress lies with the strong motivation of its ownership and the professionalism of its technical staff and operations management.

     

    PT Integra, the new owner of PT Narkata Rimba, is an integrated wood working industry strongly orientated towards finished and ‘knock down’ furniture, for both indoor and garden applications.  However, this industry uses very little wood from the natural forest since most of its raw materials are sourced from forest plantations.

     

    narkata-3 resizeHowever, the Narkata ownership has recognized a clearly defined demand for FSC certified Meranti housing components such as scantling, door frames and window frames in the European market.  With the acquisition of the Narkata concession and the installation of an FSC dedicated wood processing facility at its Surabaya complex, Integra expects to capitalize on its new investment of providing high quality, FSC certified housing components to the European market.

     

     

     

  • PT Narkata Rimba - Small But Commited

    On August 16, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded Narkata with the FSC  certificate of sustainable forest management.  This achievement was realized a mere thirteen months after the company joined the TBI certification support program.

  • PT Narkata Timber joins PT Suka Jaya Makmur as the first two concessions to achieve FSC

    PT Narkata Timber joins PT Suka Jaya Makmur as the first two concessions to achieve FSC certification under ‘The Borneo Initiative’ certification support program.

     

    The successful certification of PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) on June 30th, 2011, was a noteworthy achievement for both the company, The Borneo Initiative (TBI) who provided funding support, and the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) who has been a long-standing provider of technical and management support for SJM.

     

    Perhaps it is true that “success breeds success” as on August 16, 2011, PT Narkata Rimba (NR) was the second forest concession to achieve full FSC certification under the tutelage of Control Union Certifications. The Tropical Forest Foundation congratulates the management and staff of NR on their success and takes some measure of pride from the fact that NR is the recipient of technical guidance from TFF under The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

     

    PT Narkata Timber

     

    PT Narkata TimberThe original concession license for NT was issued to the Alas Kusuma Group in 1989 for a total of 68,000 ha. In 2008, the Ministry of Forests proposed a land swap in order to create a orang-utan rehabilitation concession in northern part of the former NR area and in the process, reducing the effective concession area to 41,540 ha.

     

    In April 2009, the Alas Kusuma Group sold NR to Integroup (http://integroup-indonesia.com), an integrated wood processing company with its main factories located at Sidoarjo outside Surabaya, East Java.

     

    Currently most logs from NT are sold to outside buyers but Integroup is expanding its manufacturing facility. Most of the corporate group’s manufacturing is currently orientated towards finished or ‘knock down’ indoor and garden furniture. The new, FSC production line will directly address the European demand for FSC certified housing components and moulding products.

     

    TFF has had a long-standing relationship with NT dating back when it was under the ownership of the Alas Kusuma Group. Currently, TFF represents NT to TBI as chief technical advisor under the certification support program.

     

     

     

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur

     

    On  30, 2011, Control Union Certifications issued the FSC certificate for sustainable forest management and chain-of-custody to PT Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM).  SJM first signed an MOU  with TFF in late 2002 and has been a recipient of TFF technical assistance since then.

     

    SJM is a member of the Alas Kusuma group and is located in the District of Ketapang in West Kalimantan province.  Alas Kusuma’s strong commitment to sustainable forest management resulted in the formation of a partnership with TFF in early 2000.  Initially this collaboration focused on RIL training for the concession of PT Sari Bumi Kusuma (SBK).  With continued TFF involvement and guidance, this led to the FSC certification of SBK in 2006.

     

    PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Scoping TeamSJM has been the recipient of an exceptional amount of external assistance which has contributed to its recent success.  In 2003, TFF conducted RIL training and research in SJM and was able to demonstrate the feasibility of forest-market linking with the establishment of a legality and CoC audit and the delivery of the first shipment of “RIL Verified” plywood to Norfolk, Virginia for sale to Home Depot and Lowes.

     

    The next major external input came in the form of an ITTO grant to the TFF-SJM partnership under ITTO’s ‘Civil Society-Private Sector Partnership Program.  Achievements under this funding support move SJM within sight of full certification.

     

    However, it was SJM’s acceptance under The Borneo Initiative certification support program in January 2010, that assured continued technical support by TFF and other organizations, to complete the course and achieve full certification.

     

    Other organizations willingly contributed their expertise to further their specific agendas and at the same time, assist SJM in achieving FSC certification.  These included:

     

     

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and F&F International which used SJM as a training ground for implementation of the newly revised HCVF toolkit for Indonesia.

    The Orangutan Conservation Support Program (OCSP) which used SJM to develop a model conservation management and monitoring plan.

    WWF with furthered its understanding of orang-utan populations by conducting a comprehensive orang-utan census and habitat assessment in the SJM concession.

     

    TFFs continued support and guidance throughout these inputs, has provided the continuity and cohesion necessary to achieve FSC certification.  TFF congratulates SJM on its remarkable accomplishment and looks forward to a continuing, mutually beneficial collaboration.

     

  • PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - A Leader in Intensive Forest Management

    www.saribumikusuma.com                  www.saribumikusuma.net


    F S C  logoRainforest Alliance - logoAchievement of the Ultimate Goal!
    It took more than five years but finally, in September 2007, Rainforest Alliance  issued PT Sari Bumi Kusuma with its FSC certificate of sustainable forest management !

     

    Location
    To reach the PT Sari Bumi Kusuma (SBK) concession, one must cross the province of West Kalimantan to the small town of Nanga Pinoh.  From here the road becomes more torturous as it wanders through the ex-Inhutani III lands which are rapidly being taken over by local settlers.  The last stretch of the journey is along the company corridor road across the vast alang alang grasslands which extend almost to the border of Central Kalimantan.

     

    SBK-Seruyan is a  147,600 ha frontier concession whose intensively  managed forests form  a stark contrast to the vast area of adjacent deforestation that is the legacy of  a long history of shifting cultivation and repeated fires.

     

    A Short History
    Logging in the SBK concession started in 1980 under a 20 year concession license.  SBK was quick to establish its leadership role in the Indonesian forestry community by welcoming collaboration with researchers from various forest faculties in Indonesia to carry out a wide range of research and investigations within the concession area.

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    In 1990, SBK began a collaboration with the USAID funded, Natural Resource Management Project which was to last 10 years.  One of the more durable outputs of this collaboration, has been the adoption of a reduced impact logging strategy for the entire concession.

     

    Initial trials in 1995/96 designed to evaluate the impact and the benefits of RIL, lead to a corporate decision a few years later, to adopt RIL for the entire concession. In 2000, TFF added its support to SBK’s efforts to adopt all aspects of RIL.    This stimulus culminated in SBK’s participation in the TFF “Forest-Market Linking” pilot project and the achievement of the “RIL Verified” mark in 2003, and ultimately to the  achievement of FSC certification under continued TFF mentorship.

     

    In 1998, in response to a Ministry of Forestry initiative, SBK was one of two concessions which agreed to implement the experimental Tebang Pilih Tanam Jalur (TPTJ) silvicultural system and was granted a 70 year licenses as an assurance for security of tenure.  Since then research efforts have intensified, particularly with respect to the intensive management of the planted stock within the natural forest setting.

     

    SBK is unquestionably a leader in the implementation of selective logging and enrichment planting. One of the motivating factors in designing this system, was the perception that the effective monitoring of this system should be possible using remote sensing techniques.  Another rationale for the systematic strip planting after logging, related to the perception that local communities would be more likely to respect these areas since the act of planting has a strong connotation of ownership.

     

    SBK-1 resizeTo ensure the best results for its efforts, SBK has been actively seeking to select seed stock from superior quality trees.  To date, more than 500 such trees have been selected throughout the concession.  The area around these trees is kept free of competing vegetation and is used as a source for the collection of wildlings which are then reared in the nursery to the right size for planting out.


    It has long been known that different species grow at different rates, SBK working with university researchers have conducted species trials as part of the TPTJ program.  Based on these trials, five locally common species have been chosen to be the core species for the TPTJ planting program.

     

    Certification and Market Benefits
    SBK operates an integrated industrial complex in Pontianak consisting of a plywood mill, a sawmill and a moulding industry.  Pak Hadianto, the marketing manager for solid wood products, admits to “…significant premiums for Bankirai products” as the main market incentive for the use of the FSC label.

     

    However, it’s a different story for plywood products which offer little room for premium pricing.  While premiums for plywood in the main market, Japan, are very small to non-existent, it is interesting to note that some of  SBK’s Japanese buyers are requesting the FSC label, perhaps an indicator of things to come.

     

     

  • PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - A Leader in Intensive Forest Management

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    Rainforest Alliance - logoAchievement of the Ultimate Goal!!!   It took more than five years but finally, in September 2007, Rainforest Alliance  issued PT Sari Bumi Kusuma with its FSC certificate of sustainable forest management !

  • PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber - Improving Utilization

    www.sarpatim.com

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    (Modified from the original article first published in the TFF December 2011 Newsletter)

     

    The much anticipated success of PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber (Sarpatim) in achieving FSC certification, has been the culmination of a long process of improvements for this ‘flagship’ concession of the Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group, one of Indonesians largest timber companies.

     

    Sarmiento Parakanca Timber, mapSarpatim is the third forest concession to achieve certification under The Borneo Initiative certification support program and, together with the concessions of PT Sari Bumi Kusuma and PT Erna Djuiliawati, it is now part of the largest contiguous area of  FCS certified forest in southeast Asia at some 535,520 hectares

     

    Kayu Lapis Indonesia (KLI)
    Sarpatim is one of a number of concessions managed by the Kayu Lapis Indonesia group.  All of Sarpatims log production is shipped to KLI’s industrial complex outside Semarang, Central Java.

     

    This complex includes Indonesia’s largest plywood factory, a sawmill, moulding plant, engineered flooring factory, and facilities for the manufacture of a wide range of secondary products from knock-down furniture to fencing products.

     

    From Illegal Logging to SFM
    The Sarpatim concession emerged from the unsettled decentralization efforts of the early 2000’s, badly bruised.  A number of major rivers drain the vast concession area and are the access corridors to numerous communities. During the peak of illegal logging activities, they were also the transportation routes of highly organized illegal logging operations.  It took determined government efforts and close collaboration with the company to bring under control, and eventually stamp out entirely, the illegal logging activities in and around the concession.

     

    PT Sarmiento Parakanca TimberChallenges & Innovations
    Sarpatim is  one of the five concessions in Indonesia that are actively participating in the Ministry of Forests initiative to implement a more intensive form of silviculture, commonly referred to as the “Silin System”.  This requires  the systematic enrichment planting over all of the areas that the company logs in exchange for a reduced diameter limited.

     

    Implementation of the Silin system, brought with it additional  challenges, as well as opportunities.  The clearing of planting lines, plus the high incidence of pioneer species in the second rotation cutting cycle, produced very significant quantities of small diameter wood, particularly from pioneer species such as Jabon.

     

    In most Indonesian forest concessions this is considered ‘waste’ and left in the forest.  However, Sarpatim has availed itself of the MoF facility to utilize waste as an add-on to its annual production quota.

     

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFFs first engagement with Sarpatim began in 2001 with the implementation of the first stage of an RIL training program.  Over the next few years, TFFs engagement increased to include assistance in preparing the company for an independent legality and chain-of-custody audit.  This lead, in 2008, to the successful establishment of a chain-of-custody and legality certificate and has brought greater assurances to KLI’s international marketing efforts.

     

    TFF’s assistance to Sarpatim during this period also expanded to include the delivery of socio-economic inputs and trainings arranged with funding from the Responsible Asia Forest and Trade (RAFT) program.   Sarpatim joined The Borneo Initiative certification support program under TFF sponsorship in January 2010 and was awarded the FSC certificate on December 21, 2011 by SmartWood-Rainforest Alliance.

     

  • PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber - Improving Utilization

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    (Modified from the original article first published in the TFF December 2011 Newsletter)

     

    The much anticipated success of PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber (Sarpatim) in achieving FSC certification, has been the culmination of a long process of improvements for this ‘flagship’ concession of the Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group, one of Indonesians largest timber companies.

  • PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Home of the Orangutan

    www.pt-sjm.com

    F S C-1Orangutan di Suka Jaya MakmurOn June 30, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded the concession of PT. Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) with the coveted certificate of sustainable forest management certification under the global certification scheme of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).


    The story behind this noteworthy achievement provides an outstanding case study of collaboration and determination.  SJM, probably more than any other Indonesian forest concession, has received external assistance towards the goal of sustainable forest management.  At the same time, it is clear that without the strong motivation of the ownership of this company, combined with a dedicated management and staff, the achievement of certification would not have been possible.

     

    TFF’s Involvement
    As a result of the successful RIL trials in SBK, SJM invited TFF to initiate a series of RIL trainings and operational trials which were implemented in 2003.  This lead to the establishment of the first pilot project demonstrating the feasibility of ‘forest-to-market linking’.  Under this TFF lead project, SJM demonstrated the market advantage of linking an independent audit of legality and chain-of-custody with the commitment to adopt RIL management practices, and benefited the company through direct access to the North American market and specific retail outlets.

     

    In early 2008, TFF conducted a thorough baseline evaluation of the SJM operation against the FSC certification standard.  This was made possible with funding from the WWF and eventually resulted in SJM joining the Global Forest and Trade Network.

     

    Further RIL training inputs by TFF followed with funding support from the USAID Responsible Asia Forest & Trade (RAFT) project.

     

    PT Suka Jaya MakmurIn May, 2009, TFF was awarded an ITTO grant under the Civil Society-Private Sector Partnership arrangement, to support SJM in moving towards forest certification.  With solid external support from ITTO and the RAFT partnership fund, TFFs collaboration with SJM intensified and rapid progress was made in achieving a series of benchmarks on the road to certification.

     

    It was also during this period that The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Flora & Fauna International (FFI), with facilitation through TFF, chose the SJM concession to conduct one of the first operational tests of the newly revised Indonesian toolkit for High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) assessment.

     

    TFF support of SJM continued uninterrupted despite the completion of the ITTO grant.   In early 2010, TFF represented SJM to The Borneo Initiative (TBI) certification support platform.  Under this program, TFF was able to assist SJM through the final stages of certification leading to the achievement of the FSC recognition on June 30, 2011.

     

    During this final year of intense activity leading up to certification, TFF facilitated an engagement with WWF for the purpose of conducting a census of the orangutan population that has been known to exist in the concession since  long before SJM began operating in the area.  The resulting data, along with the results of the HCVF assessment, was then integrated into a draft conservation management plan under the Orangutan Conservation Services Program, a support facility organized through close cooperation with TFF.

     

    The SJM Industry
    SJM is one of six forest management units belonging to the Alas Kusuma Group located in the border region between West and Central Kalimantan.   SJMs industry consists of a plywood factory and sawmill located in the West Kalimantan town of Ketapang and is strongly orientated towards the Japanese market.

     

     

     

  • PT Suka Jaya Makmur - Home of the Orangutan

    F S C-1Orangutan di Suka Jaya MakmurOn June 30, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded the concession of PT. Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) with the coveted certificate of sustainable forest management certification under the global certification scheme of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

  • PT. Belayan River Timber - An Innovator in the use of RIL Technology

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    On June 30, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded the concession of  PT. Belayan River Timber with full FSC certification.  The company’s innovative use of low impact logging technology was, no doubt, an important factor in reaching this decision.


    During the initial years of decentralization, chaos prevailed in the Indonesian forestry sector.  District and Provincial Governments issued harvesting licenses, frequently in contradiction with permits issued by the central Ministry of Forests.   The Government bowed to pressure from the IMF and World Bank to reopen the possibility of log exports.  And illegal loggers took advantage of the resulting chaos to expand their activities throughout Indonesia.

     

    Now that order has been restored, a potential benefit of those chaotic times has emerged in the form of a technical innovation pioneered by the illegal loggers.  The innovation is a simple machine used for pulling logs along the ground through the forest, thus eliminating the need for skid trails from much of  the area being logged.  Local loggers call this the “monocable”.  

     

    It is a scaled up version of extraction equipment commonly used on small private European woodlots but it is manufactured in Samarinda from locally available components.   More importantly, it offers great promise of achieve a number of objectives central to the goals of Reduced Impact Logging.

     

    txt-box resizeFirst of all, it is relatively inexpensive to operate.  Experience to-date suggests that a felling and skidding costs of Rp.90,000/cu.m . is achievable for a skidding distances totaling up to 200 m.

     

    Secondly, since the machine can winch itself into position and then pull logs to the machine from a distance of 100 meters for a maximum of two such set-ups  per operating area, the need for skid trails are eliminated from this area thus dramatically reducing site disturbance, erosion risk, and impact to the residual stand.

     

    Finally, by contracting out a portion of its annual cutting area (RKT) to community based private enterprises, the concession company has an opportunity to stimulate the development of small business and to offer a meaningful way in which local communities can participate in forest concession management thereby creating the basis for a more constructive relationship with its community neighbors.

     

    PT Integra, the new owner of PT Belayan River Timber, is an integrated wood working industry located in Surabaya and specializes in finished and ‘knock down’ furniture, for both indoor and garden applications.  The Intergra ownership has recognized a clearly defined demand for FSC certified Meranti housing components such as scantling, door frames and window frames in the European market.  With the acquisition of the Belayan concession and the installation of an FSC dedicated wood processing facility at its Surabaya complex, Integra expects to capitalize on its new investment of providing high quality, FSC certified housing components to the European  market.

     

    TFF has provided RIL training and technical guidance for certification for Belayan River Timber under The Borneo Initiative certification support program and is pleased to congratulate the management and staff of Belayan for their proactive role in furthering the cause of  reduced impact logging and forest certification.

     

  • PT. Belayan River Timber - An Innovator in the use of RIL Technology

    On June 30, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded the concession of  PT. Belayan River Timber with full FSC certification.  The company’s innovative use of low impact logging technology was, no doubt, an important factor in reaching this decision.

  • PT. Gema Hutani Lestari - Perseverance in Paradise

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    PT Gema Hutani LestariLocated on the idyllic “Palau Buru” in the Moluccan Island group of the Indonesian archipelago, PT Gema Hutani Lestari would seem to have little reason to concern itself with the complexities of forest certification, yet a corporate vision backed by perseverance resulted in the FSC certificate of sustainable forest management awarded to the company by the Woodmark Soil Association on November 20, 2013.


    The island of ‘Pulau Buru’ is not a place you would at first glance, associate with logging.  The coastal road extends along the northern coast, meandering through sleepy villages, coconut palms and along deserted  beaches.  Behind the coastal strip, the landscape is one of rolling hills covered in alang alang grasslands interspersed with patches of low forest set against a backdrop of forest clad mountains.  And to the right, always the deep blue sea stretching to the horizon.

     

    The geology is a rugged complex of uplifted sedimentary shists and degraded limestones around a central volcanic heartland.  The overlying soils are deep, very fertile, and easily eroded.  Pioneer species including Red Jabon and an endemic Red Meranti dominate and give the forest a resilience that ensures rapid recovery after logging disturbance.

     

    PT Gema Hutani Lestari, a 148,450 hectare concession straddles the rugged topography of the island with two separate blocks.  The blocks are separated by extensive protection forest which includes a crater lake.  This is the traditional homeland of an ethnically distinct indigenous population of shifting cultivators which, until very recently, has been living in isolation from the outside world.

     

    GHL-3 resizeThe GHL concession license was issued in 1999 and extends for 55 years.  However, logging over most of the concession occurred as early as 30+ years ago under the license held by PT Gema Sanubari.  Little evidence of this early logging is visible as GHL implements the second cutting cycle.

     

    TFFs engagement started with a memorandum of understanding (MoU)  in early 2005, which defined the scope of a reduced impact logging (RIL) training program.  The magnitude of the challenges, were recognized from the beginning.  The ruggedness of the terrain and the highly erodible nature of the soils were seen as serious constraints on the possibility of  reducing the physical impact.  The industrial demand for high quality logs constrained utilization policy.  And the remoteness of  the location served as a disincentive for the recruitment and retention of adequate qualified staff.

     

    Improvements were gradually realized and in July 2010, the company joined The Borneo Initaitive (TBI) certification facility under the technical guidance of TFF.  The magnitude of challenges facing the company expanded to include dealing with the complex social issues of clan ownership which, on Pulau Buru , is remarkably similar to that found in Indonesias Papua provinces or in Papua New Guinea.

     

    Perseverance finally paid off when on November 20, 2013, the Woodmark Soil Association announce the awarding of an FSC certificate for sustainable forest management had been awarded to GHL.  However, the certification has caveats.  A large number of  minor corrective action requests (CARs) served notice that improvements were still necessary  in many aspects of the company’s operations.

     

    GHL has retained TFF to continue providing technical guidance and inputs to help the company address its outstanding CARs within the timeline provided under the certification.  Perseverance will remain the watchword for some time to come.

     

     

     
  • PT. Gema Hutani Lestari - Perseverance in Paradise

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    Located on the idyllic “Palau Buru” in the Moluccan Island group of the Indonesian archipelago, PT Gema Hutani Lestari would seem to have little reason to concern itself with the complexities of forest certification, yet a corporate vision backed by perseverance resulted in the FSC certificate of sustainable forest management awarded to the company by the Woodmark Soil Association on November 20, 2013.

  • PT. Indexim Utama - Doing is Believing

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    TFF’s engagement with PT Indexim Utama dates back to 2004 and a reduced impact logging research trial.  The company has since moved on to achieve FSC certification with TFF guidance.


    PT Indexim Utama - forest concessionThe Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) has long asserted that a pragmatic adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) practices not only reduces the physical impact on the forest in some easy-to-measure ways, but that it can also generate cost savings and/or measurable increases in logging productivity.  This second claim does not come without some caveats, but it does hold true for most situations.

     

    The problem is how to convince a forest management unit to change to an RIL management system when they have become so used to conducting operations in a certain way, particularly when the potential savings are not always easy to demonstrate.  For a handful of converts to RIL, there is no longer any doubt that RIL does, in fact, deliver on its promise of cost savings.  PT Indexim Utama is one of these companies that came to believe by doing.

     

    It began with a company instigated operational scale trial comparing a conventional approach to logging with a RIL approach.  TFF provided the training and technical guidance in collaboration with the company’s close engagement from initial inventory, planning, operational activities right through to the post harvesting evaluation.  The cost savings proved significant enough to convince the company to operationalize the RIL approach for its entire concession .

    Indexim Utama - forest concession

    The axiom, “success breeds success”, held true for Indexim.  Based on the successful demonstration trial of the RIL system, the company confidently embarked on a more ambitions goal, to achieve forest management certification.

     

    Motivation to take on this bigger challenge came from the company’s industry, PT Surya Satria Timur.  The industry had already achieved chain-of-custody certification under the FSC system but had no certified wood to process under its certification license.  

     

    Indexim took the opportunity offered by The Borneo Initiative (TBI) certification support facility by joining TBI in July 2010 with technical sponsorship provided by TFF.

     

    The Company
    PT Indexim Utama is a member of the Surya Satria Timur Group and is the main supplier of logs to the industry by the same name located in the South Kalimantan capital of Banjarmasin.  Logs are transported down the Barito River and processed into a variety of panel products in the company’s  industry.

     

    Indexim is a 52,480 hectare concession located in the moderately hilly terrain of Central Kalimantan near the convergence of the border with East and South Kalimantan.  The area is known for its rich biodiversity and the company’s certification helps to ensure its survival as a core area within this ecosystem threatened by advancing conversion to other land uses.

     

  • PT. Indexim Utama - Doing is Believing

    TFF’s engagement with PT Indexim Utama dates back to 2004 and a reduced impact logging research trial.  The company has since moved on to achieve FSC certification with TFF guidance.

  • PT. Roda Mas Timber - Certification Success in the Very Heart of Borneo

    Certified by Control  Union
    Certification on April 29, 2012

    www.rodamastimber.co.id

    Roda Mas Timber - dayak

    Located in the geographic center of Borneo, PT Roda Mas and its sister company PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber are the last upstream timber concessions on Indonesia’s largest river, the Mahakam.  This is also the Dayak country where ancient traditions still feature strongly in day to day life.

     

    Reaching the concession from the East Kalimantan town of Melak takes some seven hours by speedboat to Long Bagun.  At this busy transfer point, supplies are loaded into long boats for the much more dangerous two hour run up the rapids of the Mahakam gorge to the log pond and base camp of PT Roda Mas.

     

    Getting the logs down to the company’s industry in Samarinda is equally fraught with hazard.  Logs are secured in small rafts for  the perilous run down the rock strewn Mahakam gorge.  Near Long Bangun, they are consolidated into much larger rafts for the long float down to the industry.

     

    Roda Mas Timber

    Roda Mas is one of  three concessions located along the Mahakam River which provide the majority of the wood supply for the large plywood factory of Tirta Mahakam located near the provincial capital of Samarinda.

     

    Tirta Mahakam produces a wide range of panel products but one of its specialties is floor base which is then manufactured into finished engineered flooring products at the company’s secondary industry located in Gresik, East Java.

     

    Roda Mas has a long history of involvement with TFF from training and research in reduced impact logging to the establishment of chain-of-custody systems.  In January 2010, Roda Mas joined The Borneo Initiative certification support program and with technical assistance and guidance from TFF, the company succeeded  achieving full certification in April 2012.

     

    The challenges on this long road to international recognition have been significant.  The 69,620 hectare  concession is located in three blocks along the upper reaches of the Mahakam River.  Terrain conditions are challenging but were not they only barrier to certification.  This part of Kalimantan is the heartland of the Dayak people who have occupied this wild but beautiful terrain for centuries.  Finding an amicable accommodation with the local communities who practice shifting cultivation along the Mahakam and its tributaries, has played a huge role in the company’s certification success.

     

    The success of Roda Mas in achieving the prestigious FSC certification for sustainable forest management, is a clear beacon to other concession that certification is achievable despite complex issues, challenging terrain, and pre-existing cultural prerogatives.

     

    TFF takes pride in having contributed to this success and maintains a close working relationship with Roda Mas as it continues to improve its management in the heart of Borneo.

     

     

  • PT. Roda Mas Timber - Certification Success in the Very Heart of Borneo

    Certified by Control  Union
    Certification on April 29, 2012

    Located in the geographic center of Borneo, PT Roda Mas and its sister company PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber are the last upstream timber concessions on Indonesia’s largest river, the Mahakam.  This is also the Dayak country where ancient traditions still feature strongly in day to day life.

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    Papua New Guinea’s main policy instrument for regulating management practices in the natural forest concession industry is the ‘Logging Code of Practice’.

     

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    The RIL & Certification Newsletter is a publication of the Tropical Forest Foundation funded by the ITTO with assistance from the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires. The Newsletter is intended to stimulate thought and action leading to the adoption of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and sustainable forest management. Articles on RIL, Sustainable Forestry, and Forest Certification, are welcomed. This newsletter is circulated at the discretion of TFF. If you want to be certain to receive future copies of this newsletter, contact us to have your name added to the mailing list. Articles, ideas, and news items should be submitted to :

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  • RIL & Forest Market Linking

    The concept of linking a forest management unit to specific market access was first pioneered by TFF as a pilot project in 2003.

    The primary motivation to creating this pilot project was to test the feasibility of using market access as a lever to stimulate adoption of RIL.

    The success of this pilot project has resulted in a major shift in the TFF - Indonesia program toward market oriented engagement with the forest industry. The forest market linking concept is now central to many of TFF's activities.

    Details of this program are posted under Forest Market Linking Program.

  • RIL and Certification

    REDUCED IMPACT LOGGING (RIL), SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND CERTIFICATION

    Reduced Impact Logging and Sustainable Forest Management

    The connection between the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) strategies and the achievement of SFM is quite straightforward. It starts with the recognition that under most tropical forest jurisdictions, the regulatory and/or enforcement capabilities have been inadequate in ensuring that forests are left in a good enough condition to ensure the maintenance of all forest values.

    In Indonesia, natural forests are managed under a 35 year cutting cycle. Harvesting is regulated using a minimum diameter limit of 50 centimeters (60 centimeters for steeper areas).  

    It is assumed that each hectare will have at least 25 trees between the diameters of 20 – 49 centimeters prior to felling and it is further assumed that sufficient numbers of these trees will be retained to form the next cutting cycle of equal or greater volume. Assumptions on growth rate are reasonable and expressed in terms of an anticipated annual increment of one cubic meter per hectare per year as well as an anticipated increment of one centimeter to the diameters of trees in the 20-49 centimeter range.

    Most researchers agree that these are reasonable and safe assumptions, which can guarantee sustainable production of equal or better volumes during subsequent cutting cycles. However, there is one additional assumption and that is that the forest is left in a good enough condition to ensure an equal harvest by the time of the next cutting cycle.

    In the regulatory framework of the Indonesian silvicultural system, there is no clear and enforceable criteria which adequately defines the level of “acceptable” impact. It could well be argued that regulations of this nature are almost impossible to formulate and even more difficult to enforce.

    The failure of the Indonesian silvicultural system, indeed, the failure of the Saba or Sarawak systems to ensure that the forests are left in a condition where they can fully recover within the target rotation cycle, lies not in the lack of regulations, but rather in the failure to enforce existing regulations.

    This is where RIL enters the picture. As the realization that existing forest administration systems have failed to deliver on the promise of physical sustainability of the productive functions of the forest, foresters began to explore the reasons why, and to define the corrective actions needed to get back on the “sustainability” track, hence, the development of a concept which we now refer to as “Reduced Impact Logging”.

    The contribution of RIL to the achievement of sustainable forest management is primarily focused on the achievement of sustainability of the productive functions of the forest. Most commonly this is seen as the maintenance of age class distributions, natural species mix, and minimization of impact on a number of physical attributes of the forest.

    However, RIL’s contribution goes well beyond the achievement of the purely productive commercial functions of the forest. Environmental standards are essential for good planning. Such standards must address the maintenance of hydrological function and water quality by such measures as restricting machine movements in riparian zones and establishing stream buffer zones. This implicitly deals with the issue of erosion.

    Steep slopes are another contentious issue and need to be addressed in an RIL system. Proper planning is the cornerstone of an RIL system. Environmental issues as well as productivity concerns are addressed at the planning stage and then incorporated into all aspects of the production activities.

    The result is forest planning and operational activities, which take into account environmental concerns while at the same time seeking to improve the efficiency of the productive functions.

    While a properly implemented RIL system can ensure that the silvicultural and production objectives of sustainable forest management are met, RIL does not guarantee sustainable forest management as defined under a forest certification system. In this context, sustainable forest management takes on a much broader meaning that embraces concepts such as social equity, maintenance of biodiversity, etc. As an introduction to the topic of RIL and certification, it could be stated that certification is not possible without the adoption of RIL but RIL adoption alone does not guarantee the achievement of certification.

    Reduced Impact Logging and Forest Certification

    The FSC principles and criteria set out a basic framework against which any forest management unit can be evaluated. The nine FSC principles and the accompanying 47 criteria pertaining to natural forest management, are a generic guide and, as such, can present interpretation problems for forest managers who’s perceptions are more attuned to the practicalities of day-to-day operations. Even though Regional clarifications and guidelines for these criteria have in many cases, been developed by accredited certifiers, the challenge for the forest manager remains one of understanding what changes need to be made in planning and operational activities to satisfy the FSC criteria.

    Reduced impact logging is not specifically mentioned in the FSC guidelines or criteria although it is acknowledged as a necessity for forest certification by certifiers who operate in the polycyclical management regimes commonly applied to forest harvesting in the humid tropics.

    The role of RIL in achieving compliance with the FSC principles and criteria is generally poorly understood and warrants clarification. How much and where an RIL activity potentially contributes to FSC certification, depends to a certain extent on what is included in the activity definition of RIL.

    There are a number of areas where RIL interfaces with the FSC principles and criteria. These interactions are widely acknowledged by FSC and LEI certifiers working within the Indonesian context and are frequently referred to in certification scopings and assessments of forest management units.  


    RIL has very strong relevance for this principle. This applicability is probably best detailed in the context of the individual criteria.

    Criteria 5.1 Forest management should strive toward economic viability, while taking into account the full environmental, social, and operational costs of production, and, ensuring the investments necessary to maintain the ecological productivity of the forest.

    There is a significant contribution which RIL can make to this criterion. Many of the RIL studies and demonstrations carried out to date, show significant financial and economic benefits can be expected through improvements in production efficiencies and better recovery of felled trees by applying systematic planning and improved supervision as required under a RIL system.

    Criteria 5.3 Forest management should minimize waste associated with harvesting and on-site processing operations and avoid damage to other forest resources.

    RIL emphasizes the development of falling and bucking guidelines and the adoption of a comprehensive system of standard operating procedures (SOPs). This is in recognition that utilization of felled trees under a conventional, relatively unplanned operation, results in very high inefficiencies in bucking utilization and in a high incidence of felled trees “forgotten” during the skidding operation.

    Very few studies have actually looked at felling and bucking utilization, however, the few which have been carried out, have found common ground in the quantification of a potential for 20-30% improvements in high-quality wood recovery from the felled trees achievable through improvements in bucking standards and supervision. A thorough discussion of issues concerning the minimization of high quality logging waste has been presented in a paper titled, “Reduced Impact Logging: A Cost Effective Way to Reduce Utilization Waste in the Natural Forest Management Unit”.

    The role of RIL in reducing damage to soils, residual stems, regeneration, and forest streams, is much better studied and documented. It would be safe to say that no researcher has failed to find a significant correlation between the adoption of a RIL system and major reduction in impacts for all or most of the common parameters used to evaluate forest harvesting impact. A significant body of research related to the benefits of RIL has now been published as the proceedings of an “International Conference on the Application of RIL to Advance Sustainable Forest Management, held in Kuching, Sarawak, from 26th February to 1 March, 2001.

    Criteria 5.5 Forest management operators shall recognize, maintain, and, where appropriate, enhance the value of forest services and resources such as watersheds and fisheries.

    One of the biggest environmental (and social impacts) of harvesting in an uncontrolled manner, is the impact on the forest hydrology. Heavy sedimentation of streams and rivers are common sights throughout many of the logging concessions in Indonesia and Malaysia. Such sedimentation, apart from being a clear indicator of productive soil loss, also has a profound effect on stream ecology resulting in sharp declines in fish populations and degradation of domestic water supplies.

    Concession managers are becoming increasing aware of this issue as local communities in or downstream from their concessions, are becoming increasing vocal in their objection to industrial harvesting upstream of their water supply and on the detrimental effect this activity is having on the availability of fish.

    Through the use of detailed and appropriately scaled maps and the incorporation of guidelines related to the treatment of riparian zones, steep slopes, and by deactivating skid trails, a comprehensive RIL strategy can result in logging which significantly reduces or eliminates the degradation of forest streams.

     
     

    As with the previous Principle, RIL has very strong applicability for issues concerned with Environmental Impact.

    Criteria 6.1 Assessment of environmental impacts shall be completed – appropriate to the scale, intensity of forest management and the uniqueness of the affected resources – and adequately integrated into management systems. Assessments shall include landscape level considerations as well as the impacts of on-site processing facilities. Environmental impacts shall be assessed prior to commencement of site-disturbing operations.

    Although much of the emphasis of this criteria is focused on the landscape, it also has clear applicability to activities such as road construction and logging.

    One of the requirements under an RIL system is the need for monitoring and evaluation. This requirement is widely acknowledged as being necessary to ensure successful implementation of RIL by providing Management with immediate feed-back and by providing a process for recommending mitigating measures. There is no one, simple methodology that could be applied to the adoption of a monitoring and evaluation function. What is clear, however, is that the methodology should be appropriate to the operation in terms of evaluating the key indicators of impact and in providing feed-back in a way that can be easily interpreted and acted on.

    The monitoring and evaluation function should result in a simple block report with an attached map. This information could form part of the block dossier, which would be available for audit review such as that undertaken by a certification assessment. Information on logging history, including a monitoring and evaluation block report, could become a very powerful indicator that the forest manager is aware of and is effectively addressing issues related to logging impact and sustainable forest management.

    Criteria 6.2 Safeguards shall exist which protect rare, threatened and endangered species and their habitats (eg. Nesting and feeding areas). Conservation zones and protection areas shall be established, appropriate to the scale and intensity of forest management and the uniqueness of the affected resources.

    This criteria is often interpreted in the context of broad-based safeguards, but it is easy to incorporate many of these safeguards into a comprehensive RIL system. The 100% inventory under an RIL system, should capture more information than just tree data. With very little additional effort, tees of special value to cavity dwellers or fruit producing trees can be identified, recorded, and mapped. Planning and operational guidelines which are necessary under an RIL system, will subsequently give guidance to the management activities as they pertain to the preservation of such ecological values. The operational inventory can also be used as a baseline information gathering tool for information related to biodiversity issues.

    Criteria 6.3 Ecological functions and values shall be maintained intact, enhanced, or restored, including: (a) forest regeneration and succession, (b) Genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity, (c) Natural cycles that affect the productivity of the forest ecosystem

    This criteria relates most strongly to the need to minimize site disturbance and damage to forest regeneration, a key issue in an RIL system. This criteria is, therefore, influenced by the adoption of RIL practices which seek to minimize such disturbances through proper planning and operational control. As in previous discussions, research and demonstration have clearly demonstrated the improvements that an RIL system can bring to the reduction of site disturbance. Such disturbance is frequently quantified by the number of square meters of skid trail per hectare which is a parameter easy to measure and evaluate.

    Criteria 6.5 Written guidelines shall be prepared and implemented to: control erosion; minimize forest damage during harvesting, road construction, and all other mechanical disturbances; and , protect water resources.

    This relates directly to another fundamental aspect of RIL, namely the need for detailed guidelines, often referred to as a set of Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) in which scope and objectives of the various activities are clearly stated and their implementation instructions are described in a “how-to-do” format. TFF is in the process of developing such a SOP system for RIL and expects to publish the results in the form of a booklet during the next year.

    Criteria # 7.1 The management plan and supporting documents shall provide: a) . . . . h) Maps describing the forest resource base including protected areas, planned management activities and land ownership. i) . . . .

    In RIL, one activity stands out as having particular relevance to this principle and that is the creation and use of maps.

    Mapping of tree positions is the only mapping requirement under the Indonesian TPTI - Tebang Pilih Tanaman Indonesia (Indonesian Selective Cutting and Planting Silvicultural System) silvicultural and administrative system. However, in the undulating to hummocky terrain which is typical of much of Sumatra and Kalimantan, topography usually plays a more important role in logging planning than tree positions. RIL prescriptions, therefore, call for the creation of contour maps which, when combined with tree positions and planimetric detail, provide an extremely powerful planning tool which permits optimization of road and skid trail planning and, the planning for minimal stream crossings, avoiding steep slopes and, generally integrating operational and environmental constraints into the planning process.

    The same maps can also be used by the production personnel to guide and control harvesting activities. Finally, these maps can also be the basis for post-harvesting evaluation and can be used to create a permanent record of management activities on a block by block basis.

     
     

    The relevance of RIL to Principle 8, relates primarily to the emphasis which RIL places on accurate tree identification and mapping. This is the first step in a chain-of-custody system without which, the benefits of a certified management unit cannot be transferred to the final product and the market place.

    Various tree marking systems have been developed but the most common one is probably the 3-part, ‘tear-off’, plastic tag which provides a means for the original tree number from the forest inventory, to be kept with the tree during skidding while at the same time retaining the identification of the tree stump.

    Mapping of tree positions is a time-consuming activity probably only possible in a low labor cost environment such as those found in Indonesia. Tree positions are recorded on tally sheets during systematic surveys of the forest and either recorded graphically on a note sheet or, recorded in relationship to a sampling grid using an “x” and “y” coordinate system. Processing options vary from manual plotting to a sophisticated integration of various computer software systems.

    Similarly, RIL places emphasis on reliable tracking systems and records and is therefore, in full support of chain-of-custody certification.

    These represent the main connections between and RIL system and forest certification, although numerous other connections can be made within the overall Principles and Criteria which make up a forest certification system.

  • RIL dan Forest Market Linking

    The concept of linking a forest management unit to specific market access was first pioneered by TFF as a pilot project in 2003.

    The primary motivation to creating this pilot project was to test the feasibility of using market access as a lever to stimulate adoption of RIL.

    The success of this pilot project has resulted in a major shift in the TFF - Indonesia program toward market oriented engagement with the forest industry. The forest market linking concept is now central to many of TFF's activities.

    Details of this program are posted under Forest Market Linking Program.

  • RIL dan Sertifikasi

    REDUCED IMPACT LOGGING (RIL), SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT AND CERTIFICATION

    Reduced Impact Logging and Sustainable Forest Management

    The connection between the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) strategies and the achievement of SFM is quite straightforward. It starts with the recognition that under most tropical forest jurisdictions, the regulatory and/or enforcement capabilities have been inadequate in ensuring that forests are left in a good enough condition to ensure the maintenance of all forest values.

    In Indonesia, natural forests are managed under a 35 year cutting cycle. Harvesting is regulated using a minimum diameter limit of 50 centimeters (60 centimeters for steeper areas).  

    It is assumed that each hectare will have at least 25 trees between the diameters of 20 – 49 centimeters prior to felling and it is further assumed that sufficient numbers of these trees will be retained to form the next cutting cycle of equal or greater volume. Assumptions on growth rate are reasonable and expressed in terms of an anticipated annual increment of one cubic meter per hectare per year as well as an anticipated increment of one centimeter to the diameters of trees in the 20-49 centimeter range.

    Most researchers agree that these are reasonable and safe assumptions, which can guarantee sustainable production of equal or better volumes during subsequent cutting cycles. However, there is one additional assumption and that is that the forest is left in a good enough condition to ensure an equal harvest by the time of the next cutting cycle.

    In the regulatory framework of the Indonesian silvicultural system, there is no clear and enforceable criteria which adequately defines the level of “acceptable” impact. It could well be argued that regulations of this nature are almost impossible to formulate and even more difficult to enforce.

    The failure of the Indonesian silvicultural system, indeed, the failure of the Saba or Sarawak systems to ensure that the forests are left in a condition where they can fully recover within the target rotation cycle, lies not in the lack of regulations, but rather in the failure to enforce existing regulations.

    This is where RIL enters the picture. As the realization that existing forest administration systems have failed to deliver on the promise of physical sustainability of the productive functions of the forest, foresters began to explore the reasons why, and to define the corrective actions needed to get back on the “sustainability” track, hence, the development of a concept which we now refer to as “Reduced Impact Logging”.

    The contribution of RIL to the achievement of sustainable forest management is primarily focused on the achievement of sustainability of the productive functions of the forest. Most commonly this is seen as the maintenance of age class distributions, natural species mix, and minimization of impact on a number of physical attributes of the forest.

    However, RIL’s contribution goes well beyond the achievement of the purely productive commercial functions of the forest. Environmental standards are essential for good planning. Such standards must address the maintenance of hydrological function and water quality by such measures as restricting machine movements in riparian zones and establishing stream buffer zones. This implicitly deals with the issue of erosion.

    Steep slopes are another contentious issue and need to be addressed in an RIL system. Proper planning is the cornerstone of an RIL system. Environmental issues as well as productivity concerns are addressed at the planning stage and then incorporated into all aspects of the production activities.

    The result is forest planning and operational activities, which take into account environmental concerns while at the same time seeking to improve the efficiency of the productive functions.

    While a properly implemented RIL system can ensure that the silvicultural and production objectives of sustainable forest management are met, RIL does not guarantee sustainable forest management as defined under a forest certification system. In this context, sustainable forest management takes on a much broader meaning that embraces concepts such as social equity, maintenance of biodiversity, etc. As an introduction to the topic of RIL and certification, it could be stated that certification is not possible without the adoption of RIL but RIL adoption alone does not guarantee the achievement of certification.

    Reduced Impact Logging and Forest Certification

    The FSC principles and criteria set out a basic framework against which any forest management unit can be evaluated. The nine FSC principles and the accompanying 47 criteria pertaining to natural forest management, are a generic guide and, as such, can present interpretation problems for forest managers who’s perceptions are more attuned to the practicalities of day-to-day operations. Even though Regional clarifications and guidelines for these criteria have in many cases, been developed by accredited certifiers, the challenge for the forest manager remains one of understanding what changes need to be made in planning and operational activities to satisfy the FSC criteria.

    Reduced impact logging is not specifically mentioned in the FSC guidelines or criteria although it is acknowledged as a necessity for forest certification by certifiers who operate in the polycyclical management regimes commonly applied to forest harvesting in the humid tropics.

    The role of RIL in achieving compliance with the FSC principles and criteria is generally poorly understood and warrants clarification. How much and where an RIL activity potentially contributes to FSC certification, depends to a certain extent on what is included in the activity definition of RIL.

    There are a number of areas where RIL interfaces with the FSC principles and criteria. These interactions are widely acknowledged by FSC and LEI certifiers working within the Indonesian context and are frequently referred to in certification scopings and assessments of forest management units.  


    RIL has very strong relevance for this principle. This applicability is probably best detailed in the context of the individual criteria.

    Criteria 5.1 Forest management should strive toward economic viability, while taking into account the full environmental, social, and operational costs of production, and, ensuring the investments necessary to maintain the ecological productivity of the forest.

    There is a significant contribution which RIL can make to this criterion. Many of the RIL studies and demonstrations carried out to date, show significant financial and economic benefits can be expected through improvements in production efficiencies and better recovery of felled trees by applying systematic planning and improved supervision as required under a RIL system.

    Criteria 5.3 Forest management should minimize waste associated with harvesting and on-site processing operations and avoid damage to other forest resources.

    RIL emphasizes the development of falling and bucking guidelines and the adoption of a comprehensive system of standard operating procedures (SOPs). This is in recognition that utilization of felled trees under a conventional, relatively unplanned operation, results in very high inefficiencies in bucking utilization and in a high incidence of felled trees “forgotten” during the skidding operation.

    Very few studies have actually looked at felling and bucking utilization, however, the few which have been carried out, have found common ground in the quantification of a potential for 20-30% improvements in high-quality wood recovery from the felled trees achievable through improvements in bucking standards and supervision. A thorough discussion of issues concerning the minimization of high quality logging waste has been presented in a paper titled, “Reduced Impact Logging: A Cost Effective Way to Reduce Utilization Waste in the Natural Forest Management Unit”.

    The role of RIL in reducing damage to soils, residual stems, regeneration, and forest streams, is much better studied and documented. It would be safe to say that no researcher has failed to find a significant correlation between the adoption of a RIL system and major reduction in impacts for all or most of the common parameters used to evaluate forest harvesting impact. A significant body of research related to the benefits of RIL has now been published as the proceedings of an “International Conference on the Application of RIL to Advance Sustainable Forest Management, held in Kuching, Sarawak, from 26th February to 1 March, 2001.

    Criteria 5.5 Forest management operators shall recognize, maintain, and, where appropriate, enhance the value of forest services and resources such as watersheds and fisheries.

    One of the biggest environmental (and social impacts) of harvesting in an uncontrolled manner, is the impact on the forest hydrology. Heavy sedimentation of streams and rivers are common sights throughout many of the logging concessions in Indonesia and Malaysia. Such sedimentation, apart from being a clear indicator of productive soil loss, also has a profound effect on stream ecology resulting in sharp declines in fish populations and degradation of domestic water supplies.

    Concession managers are becoming increasing aware of this issue as local communities in or downstream from their concessions, are becoming increasing vocal in their objection to industrial harvesting upstream of their water supply and on the detrimental effect this activity is having on the availability of fish.

    Through the use of detailed and appropriately scaled maps and the incorporation of guidelines related to the treatment of riparian zones, steep slopes, and by deactivating skid trails, a comprehensive RIL strategy can result in logging which significantly reduces or eliminates the degradation of forest streams.

     
     

    As with the previous Principle, RIL has very strong applicability for issues concerned with Environmental Impact.

    Criteria 6.1 Assessment of environmental impacts shall be completed – appropriate to the scale, intensity of forest management and the uniqueness of the affected resources – and adequately integrated into management systems. Assessments shall include landscape level considerations as well as the impacts of on-site processing facilities. Environmental impacts shall be assessed prior to commencement of site-disturbing operations.

    Although much of the emphasis of this criteria is focused on the landscape, it also has clear applicability to activities such as road construction and logging.

    One of the requirements under an RIL system is the need for monitoring and evaluation. This requirement is widely acknowledged as being necessary to ensure successful implementation of RIL by providing Management with immediate feed-back and by providing a process for recommending mitigating measures. There is no one, simple methodology that could be applied to the adoption of a monitoring and evaluation function. What is clear, however, is that the methodology should be appropriate to the operation in terms of evaluating the key indicators of impact and in providing feed-back in a way that can be easily interpreted and acted on.

    The monitoring and evaluation function should result in a simple block report with an attached map. This information could form part of the block dossier, which would be available for audit review such as that undertaken by a certification assessment. Information on logging history, including a monitoring and evaluation block report, could become a very powerful indicator that the forest manager is aware of and is effectively addressing issues related to logging impact and sustainable forest management.

    Criteria 6.2 Safeguards shall exist which protect rare, threatened and endangered species and their habitats (eg. Nesting and feeding areas). Conservation zones and protection areas shall be established, appropriate to the scale and intensity of forest management and the uniqueness of the affected resources.

    This criteria is often interpreted in the context of broad-based safeguards, but it is easy to incorporate many of these safeguards into a comprehensive RIL system. The 100% inventory under an RIL system, should capture more information than just tree data. With very little additional effort, tees of special value to cavity dwellers or fruit producing trees can be identified, recorded, and mapped. Planning and operational guidelines which are necessary under an RIL system, will subsequently give guidance to the management activities as they pertain to the preservation of such ecological values. The operational inventory can also be used as a baseline information gathering tool for information related to biodiversity issues.

    Criteria 6.3 Ecological functions and values shall be maintained intact, enhanced, or restored, including: (a) forest regeneration and succession, (b) Genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity, (c) Natural cycles that affect the productivity of the forest ecosystem

    This criteria relates most strongly to the need to minimize site disturbance and damage to forest regeneration, a key issue in an RIL system. This criteria is, therefore, influenced by the adoption of RIL practices which seek to minimize such disturbances through proper planning and operational control. As in previous discussions, research and demonstration have clearly demonstrated the improvements that an RIL system can bring to the reduction of site disturbance. Such disturbance is frequently quantified by the number of square meters of skid trail per hectare which is a parameter easy to measure and evaluate.

    Criteria 6.5 Written guidelines shall be prepared and implemented to: control erosion; minimize forest damage during harvesting, road construction, and all other mechanical disturbances; and , protect water resources.

    This relates directly to another fundamental aspect of RIL, namely the need for detailed guidelines, often referred to as a set of Standard Operating Procedures(SOP) in which scope and objectives of the various activities are clearly stated and their implementation instructions are described in a “how-to-do” format. TFF is in the process of developing such a SOP system for RIL and expects to publish the results in the form of a booklet during the next year.

    Criteria # 7.1 The management plan and supporting documents shall provide: a) . . . . h) Maps describing the forest resource base including protected areas, planned management activities and land ownership. i) . . . .

    In RIL, one activity stands out as having particular relevance to this principle and that is the creation and use of maps.

    Mapping of tree positions is the only mapping requirement under the Indonesian TPTI - Tebang Pilih Tanaman Indonesia (Indonesian Selective Cutting and Planting Silvicultural System) silvicultural and administrative system. However, in the undulating to hummocky terrain which is typical of much of Sumatra and Kalimantan, topography usually plays a more important role in logging planning than tree positions. RIL prescriptions, therefore, call for the creation of contour maps which, when combined with tree positions and planimetric detail, provide an extremely powerful planning tool which permits optimization of road and skid trail planning and, the planning for minimal stream crossings, avoiding steep slopes and, generally integrating operational and environmental constraints into the planning process.

    The same maps can also be used by the production personnel to guide and control harvesting activities. Finally, these maps can also be the basis for post-harvesting evaluation and can be used to create a permanent record of management activities on a block by block basis.

     
     

    The relevance of RIL to Principle 8, relates primarily to the emphasis which RIL places on accurate tree identification and mapping. This is the first step in a chain-of-custody system without which, the benefits of a certified management unit cannot be transferred to the final product and the market place.

    Various tree marking systems have been developed but the most common one is probably the 3-part, ‘tear-off’, plastic tag which provides a means for the original tree number from the forest inventory, to be kept with the tree during skidding while at the same time retaining the identification of the tree stump.

    Mapping of tree positions is a time-consuming activity probably only possible in a low labor cost environment such as those found in Indonesia. Tree positions are recorded on tally sheets during systematic surveys of the forest and either recorded graphically on a note sheet or, recorded in relationship to a sampling grid using an “x” and “y” coordinate system. Processing options vary from manual plotting to a sophisticated integration of various computer software systems.

    Similarly, RIL places emphasis on reliable tracking systems and records and is therefore, in full support of chain-of-custody certification.

    These represent the main connections between and RIL system and forest certification, although numerous other connections can be made within the overall Principles and Criteria which make up a forest certification system.

  • RIL Manual

    RIL Manual - indonesia

  • RIL Manuals

    RIL Manuals - english

  • RIL Verified Participants

    RIL Verified Participants

    RIL verified concession areas under the TFF program, are now approaching one million hectares and growing...

  • Rodamas

    Certified by Control  Union
    Certification on April 29, 2012

    www.rodamastimber.co.id

    Roda Mas Timber - dayak

    Located in the geographic center of Borneo, PT Roda Mas and its sister company PT Kemakmuran Berkah Timber are the last upstream timber concessions on Indonesia’s largest river, the Mahakam.  This is also the Dayak country where ancient traditions still feature strongly in day to day life.

     

    Reaching the concession from the East Kalimantan town of Melak takes some seven hours by speedboat to Long Bagun.  At this busy transfer point, supplies are loaded into long boats for the much more dangerous two hour run up the rapids of the Mahakam gorge to the log pond and base camp of PT Roda Mas.

     

    Getting the logs down to the company’s industry in Samarinda is equally fraught with hazard.  Logs are secured in small rafts for  the perilous run down the rock strewn Mahakam gorge.  Near Long Bangun, they are consolidated into much larger rafts for the long float down to the industry.

     

    Roda Mas Timber

    Roda Mas is one of  three concessions located along the Mahakam River which provide the majority of the wood supply for the large plywood factory of Tirta Mahakam located near the provincial capital of Samarinda.

     

    Tirta Mahakam produces a wide range of panel products but one of its specialties is floor base which is then manufactured into finished engineered flooring products at the company’s secondary industry located in Gresik, East Java.

     

    Roda Mas has a long history of involvement with TFF from training and research in reduced impact logging to the establishment of chain-of-custody systems.  In January 2010, Roda Mas joined The Borneo Initiative certification support program and with technical assistance and guidance from TFF, the company succeeded  achieving full certification in April 2012.

     

    The challenges on this long road to international recognition have been significant.  The 69,620 hectare  concession is located in three blocks along the upper reaches of the Mahakam River.  Terrain conditions are challenging but were not they only barrier to certification.  This part of Kalimantan is the heartland of the Dayak people who have occupied this wild but beautiful terrain for centuries.  Finding an amicable accommodation with the local communities who practice shifting cultivation along the Mahakam and its tributaries, has played a huge role in the company’s certification success.

     

    The success of Roda Mas in achieving the prestigious FSC certification for sustainable forest management, is a clear beacon to other concession that certification is achievable despite complex issues, challenging terrain, and pre-existing cultural prerogatives.

     

    TFF takes pride in having contributed to this success and maintains a close working relationship with Roda Mas as it continues to improve its management in the heart of Borneo.

     

     

  • Sarpatim

    www.sarpatim.com

    F S C-1

    (Modified from the original article first published in the TFF December 2011 Newsletter)

     

    The much anticipated success of PT Sarmiento Parakanca Timber (Sarpatim) in achieving FSC certification, has been the culmination of a long process of improvements for this ‘flagship’ concession of the Kayu Lapis Indonesia Group, one of Indonesians largest timber companies.

     

    Sarmiento Parakanca Timber, mapSarpatim is the third forest concession to achieve certification under The Borneo Initiative certification support program and, together with the concessions of PT Sari Bumi Kusuma and PT Erna Djuiliawati, it is now part of the largest contiguous area of  FCS certified forest in southeast Asia at some 535,520 hectares

     

    Kayu Lapis Indonesia (KLI)
    Sarpatim is one of a number of concessions managed by the Kayu Lapis Indonesia group.  All of Sarpatims log production is shipped to KLI’s industrial complex outside Semarang, Central Java.

     

    This complex includes Indonesia’s largest plywood factory, a sawmill, moulding plant, engineered flooring factory, and facilities for the manufacture of a wide range of secondary products from knock-down furniture to fencing products.

     

    From Illegal Logging to SFM
    The Sarpatim concession emerged from the unsettled decentralization efforts of the early 2000’s, badly bruised.  A number of major rivers drain the vast concession area and are the access corridors to numerous communities. During the peak of illegal logging activities, they were also the transportation routes of highly organized illegal logging operations.  It took determined government efforts and close collaboration with the company to bring under control, and eventually stamp out entirely, the illegal logging activities in and around the concession.

     

    PT Sarmiento Parakanca TimberChallenges & Innovations
    Sarpatim is  one of the five concessions in Indonesia that are actively participating in the Ministry of Forests initiative to implement a more intensive form of silviculture, commonly referred to as the “Silin System”.  This requires  the systematic enrichment planting over all of the areas that the company logs in exchange for a reduced diameter limited.

     

    Implementation of the Silin system, brought with it additional  challenges, as well as opportunities.  The clearing of planting lines, plus the high incidence of pioneer species in the second rotation cutting cycle, produced very significant quantities of small diameter wood, particularly from pioneer species such as Jabon.

     

    In most Indonesian forest concessions this is considered ‘waste’ and left in the forest.  However, Sarpatim has availed itself of the MoF facility to utilize waste as an add-on to its annual production quota.

     

    TFF’s Involvement
    TFFs first engagement with Sarpatim began in 2001 with the implementation of the first stage of an RIL training program.  Over the next few years, TFFs engagement increased to include assistance in preparing the company for an independent legality and chain-of-custody audit.  This lead, in 2008, to the successful establishment of a chain-of-custody and legality certificate and has brought greater assurances to KLI’s international marketing efforts.

     

    TFF’s assistance to Sarpatim during this period also expanded to include the delivery of socio-economic inputs and trainings arranged with funding from the Responsible Asia Forest and Trade (RAFT) program.   Sarpatim joined The Borneo Initiative certification support program under TFF sponsorship in January 2010 and was awarded the FSC certificate on December 21, 2011 by SmartWood-Rainforest Alliance.

     

  • Sertifikasi

    Sertifikasi

  • Sertifikasi PT Roda Mas

    TFF Announces PT Roda Mas Certificate

    In a modest ceremony held at Manggala Wanabakti on May 22, 2008, the Tropical Forest Foundation recognazed the forest concession of PT Roda Mas Timber for it's achievements under TFF's "Forest Market Linking" program.

    Roda Mas received the "Legal Verified" certificate in recognition of its successful achievement of the TFF Standard for Legal Compliance awarded by TUV International - Indonesia in November 2007.

    PT Roda Mas has received a member of RIL training inputs from TFF and under a new agreement, Roda Mas now has two year to complate full implementation of RIL on its entire annual operating area.

    The industries of PT Tirta Mahakam Samarinda and PT Tirta Mahakam Gresik will shortly be awarded chain-of-custody certificate by TUV. This will permit a wide range of products to reach hte market under the "Verified Legal" mark.

    PT Roda Mas is the first new company to be recognized by TFF after it launched its "forest market linking" program in mid-2007

    Announcements of additional participating companies will be made shortly.

  • SJM

    www.pt-sjm.com

    F S C-1Orangutan di Suka Jaya MakmurOn June 30, 2011, Control Union Certifications awarded the concession of PT. Suka Jaya Makmur (SJM) with the coveted certificate of sustainable forest management certification under the global certification scheme of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).


    The story behind this noteworthy achievement provides an outstanding case study of collaboration and determination.  SJM, probably more than any other Indonesian forest concession, has received external assistance towards the goal of sustainable forest management.  At the same time, it is clear that without the strong motivation of the ownership of this company, combined with a dedicated management and staff, the achievement of certification would not have been possible.

     

    TFF’s Involvement
    As a result of the successful RIL trials in SBK, SJM invited TFF to initiate a series of RIL trainings and operational trials which were implemented in 2003.  This lead to the establishment of the first pilot project demonstrating the feasibility of ‘forest-to-market linking’.  Under this TFF lead project, SJM demonstrated the market advantage of linking an independent audit of legality and chain-of-custody with the commitment to adopt RIL management practices, and benefited the company through direct access to the North American market and specific retail outlets.

     

    In early 2008, TFF conducted a thorough baseline evaluation of the SJM operation against the FSC certification standard.  This was made possible with funding from the WWF and eventually resulted in SJM joining the Global Forest and Trade Network.

     

    Further RIL training inputs by TFF followed with funding support from the USAID Responsible Asia Forest & Trade (RAFT) project.

     

    PT Suka Jaya MakmurIn May, 2009, TFF was awarded an ITTO grant under the Civil Society-Private Sector Partnership arrangement, to support SJM in moving towards forest certification.  With solid external support from ITTO and the RAFT partnership fund, TFFs collaboration with SJM intensified and rapid progress was made in achieving a series of benchmarks on the road to certification.

     

    It was also during this period that The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Flora & Fauna International (FFI), with facilitation through TFF, chose the SJM concession to conduct one of the first operational tests of the newly revised Indonesian toolkit for High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) assessment.

     

    TFF support of SJM continued uninterrupted despite the completion of the ITTO grant.   In early 2010, TFF represented SJM to The Borneo Initiative (TBI) certification support platform.  Under this program, TFF was able to assist SJM through the final stages of certification leading to the achievement of the FSC recognition on June 30, 2011.

     

    During this final year of intense activity leading up to certification, TFF facilitated an engagement with WWF for the purpose of conducting a census of the orangutan population that has been known to exist in the concession since  long before SJM began operating in the area.  The resulting data, along with the results of the HCVF assessment, was then integrated into a draft conservation management plan under the Orangutan Conservation Services Program, a support facility organized through close cooperation with TFF.

     

    The SJM Industry
    SJM is one of six forest management units belonging to the Alas Kusuma Group located in the border region between West and Central Kalimantan.   SJMs industry consists of a plywood factory and sawmill located in the West Kalimantan town of Ketapang and is strongly orientated towards the Japanese market.

     

     

     

  • Standar Umum RIL

    Over the past two years, a technical committee within the TFF board of directors and in close collaboration with TFF regional program directors, has developed a generic RIL Standard and a protocol for administering the TFF Forest-Market Linking Program.

     

    This standard has been designed to serve as a quality reference for timber harvesting procedures and techniques in natural tropical forests. The document also sets out the administrative details for participation in TFF's forest-market linking program and for the use of the market oriented logos awarded to qualifyaing producers.

  • Supply Chain Support Services

    Supply Chain Support Services

    Over the past few years, the attention of importers has become noticeably more focused on supply chain issues.  “Where did the wood … come from?” “Was it sourced and produced legally?” “Is the forest from which it came being sustainably managed?” These are some of the questions being raised by importers.

    The environmental lobby has played its part in raising awareness on illegal logging and unsustainable practices, but it is concrete measures such as the passage of the Lacey Act Amendment in the US and the Due Diligence Regulation due to be passed later this year by the European parliament that has helped to focus the attention of manufacturers and importers on supply chain issues.

    TFF-Indonesia provides a range of services aimed at bringing assurances of legality to the exporting industry or the importing company by facilitating preparations for third party legality and chain-of-custody audits and by providing individually tailored investigations and reports.  This range of services can be supported by a retainer contract or can be provided under a ‘one off’ service fee arrangement.

  • Tahun - Kegiatan

    Kegiatan Tahunan