Indigenous delegation from Borneo expects Dutch government to suspend Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme

May 13, 2022 Indigenous delegates from Malaysia visit the Netherlands, top importer of MTCS certified timber, to raise concerns about the certification scheme(THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigenous delegation from Malaysia is currently in the Netherlands to speak to the Dutch government about suspending its endorsement of the Malaysian Timber...

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NGOs demand MTCC acknowledge certification scheme’s shortcomings and take action

In conjunction with MTCC’s participation at PEFC International’s upcoming members meeting in Dublin, civil society organisations argue MTCC is unable to uphold timber certification standards. May 10, 2022(MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) attends the members’ meeting for the Programme for the Endorsement of...

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Environmental Organizations Chide Timber Giant Samling Group for Using One of Their Photos on Corporate Social Responsibility Webpage

Samling appropriated and claimed ownership over a photo featuring the work of community-based organization SAVE Rivers, which Samling is suing for publicly criticizing Samling’s lack of community engagement  January 25, 2022 (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia) — On a webpage highlighting its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Samling Timber Malaysia has posted...

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Baram communities start signature campaign against logging

Community signature campaign condemns selective consultations and requests a stop work order for timber giant Samling in Sarawak’s interior (BARAM / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) Indigenous communities of the Baram River Basin have launched a signature campaign against the misleading sustainability certification of logging activities on their ancestral land. Last week...

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Baram Communities Lodge Complaint about MTCC Failures with International Certification Body PEFC

Civil society organisations argue MTCC dispute resolution process is faulty, standards not met for Gerenai Forest Management Unit under timber giant Samling(MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) A group of organisations lodged an official complaint with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), the international body based in Switzerland...

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