Press Release/Position Paper

Revoke SVLK Certificates obtained by APP and APRIL Group

Pekanbaru, February 27, 2013. Examined 14 companies related to the forestry corruption case in Riau by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) involving a number of high officials and the Governor of Riau, HM Rusli Zainal is the fact that efforts to improve forest governance in Indonesia still have a long way to go.

Another interesting fact, of the 14 companies there are several companies that obtain certificates in the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) – one of the tools / rules issued by the government as an effort to improve the forest governance system in Indonesia. JPIK (Independent Forest Monitoring Network) questions the certificate obtained by the company and the parties issuing the certification.

LP & VI Must Be Independent in the SVLK Assessment

Press conference

Bogor, December 11, 2012. Monitoring conducted by Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI) and the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK) in four locations, still found weaknesses from the assessment process carried out by the Independent Assessment and Verification Institution (LP & VI).