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

Posted on 20 March 2014

Independent evaluation by NGOs reveals fundamental flaws in SVLK allowing certification of illegal and unsustainable timber products

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)
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