Report: An Independent Evaluation of Indonesia's Timber Legality Certification System



Posted on 20 March 2014  | 
On Tuesday 18 March, a coalition of NGOs called on the Government of Indonesia to improve its forest management certification system known as Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK)
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Independent evaluation by NGOs reveals fundamental flaws in SVLK (Timber Legality Assurance System) allowing certification of illegal and unsustainable timber products

An in-depth investigation of SVLK and it’s implementation found a number of shortcomings, in its definition of “legal timber”, certification standard and criteria, actual certification of individual forest management units, and the performance of some certification agencies accredited by the Government.

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On Tuesday 18 March, a coalition of NGOs called on the Government of Indonesia to improve its forest management certification system known as Timber Legality Assurance System (SVLK)
© John E. Newby / WWF-Canon Enlarge

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