Monitoring of 22 companies using rounded logs in 6 (six) provinces,  Riau, Banten, Central Java, East Java, Central Kalimantan and South Sulawesi was carried out by JPIK in March 2015. There is only one company in Central Kalimantan that complies with the rules for using V-Legal signs, although not all timber and wood products that are in the company use V-Legal Signs. The remaining 21 companies do not carry out their obligations in the use of V-Legal Signs.

From the monitoring carried out by JPIK East Java at the Port of Tanjung Perak and Gresik Port in 2015, many logs were found originating from West Papua (Fak-Fak, Manokwari, Bintuni), Maluku and Central Kalimantan which did not use V-Legal Signs. Similar events were also encountered in 2016. Even though the use of V-Legal Signs will differentiate between logs originating from IUPHHK-HA holders who have obtained S-PHPL or S-LK with logs originating from IUIPHHK-HA holders who have not been certified .

SVLK requires every IUPHHK-HA to use V-Legal Signs. The absence of this sign can be an indication of the circulation of illegal logs. The government, in this case the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, must take strategic steps towards the situation that occurs in the field, as happened in East Java Province. If this situation continues to be tolerated, illegal activities carried out by those seeking benefits will tarnish the implementation of the SVLK.

For information related to JPIK monitoring, it can be downloaded on the link “SVLK: Proses Tata Kelola Bertanggung Gugat”