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  • Merbau Logs

    The Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) congratulates the management and staff of PT Bina Balantak Utama (BBU), a member of the Kayu Lapis Group, in achieving FSC certification!

     

  • Merbau Logs

    Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) mengucapkan selamat kepada manajemen dan staf dari PT Bina Balantak Utama (BBU), anggota dari Kayu Lapis Group, dalam mencapai sertifikasi FSC!

     

  • Certification

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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    
  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Eight new Indonesian forest concessions sign up to the world’s largest forest certification support programme.

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    On June 28th, ‘The Borneo Initiative’ dramatically expanded its program activities by signing on another 8 forest concession companies making it the largest certification support facility of its kind in the world.

     

  • VLO Merbau Now Available

    VLO Program marks it's first successes...

    TFF and DLH-Nordisk, a Danish importer of tropical timbers, are pleased to announce the Legal Verification of a Papua concession...