Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation

03-Dec-2012

The Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC) has been approved as a National Governing Body member of the PEFC Council for Indonesia. The IFCC decision to join the world's largest forest certification system was founded in PEFC's unique bottom-up approach, which respects the uniqueness of sovereignty, ecosystem diversity, and the culture of every country.

By becoming a PEFC member, IFCC has fulfilled an important prerequisite for applying for PEFC endorsement. IFCC is currently facilitating a multi-stakeholder process at national level to develop an Indonesian forest management standard, and the organisation is committed to then seeking international recognition via the PEFC endorsement process.

There are currently no PEFC certified forests in Indonesia as it is not possible to achieve PEFC forest management certification until there is an endorsed national standard and certification scheme in place.