23 Corporations Affected by LHK Ministry Sanctions

23 Corporations Affected by LHK Ministry Sanctions

The MINISTRY of Environment and Forestry (LHK) released the initials of 23 Corporations exposed to administrative sanctions as the implications of forest and land fires (karhutla) this year. The administrative sanctions were dominated by 16 companies’ license freeze sanctions, then for government coercion in 4 companies, revocation of environmental permits in 2 companies, and 1 ...
Report finds SVLK fails to stop illegal logging

Report finds SVLK fails to stop illegal logging

Indonesia’s timber legality system has not been able to stop pulp and paper giants from using illegally sourced timber, as the system is filled with loopholes, an investigation has found. According to the investigation, pulp and paper companies PT Adindo Hutani Lestari (AHL) and PT Toba Pulp Lestari (TPL) have not been compliant with the ...
Jokowi Urged to Give Strict Sanctions on Illegal Timber Producers

Jokowi Urged to Give Strict Sanctions on Illegal Timber Producers

JAKARTA, SATUHARAPAN.COM – The government of Joko Widodo has been urged to give strict sanctions to companies that violate the implementation of the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK). Based on the results of monitoring conducted by the Independent Forest Monitoring Network (JPIK), Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI), and KSPPM, found a number of companies that did ...
During COP 21, Indonesia and China Discuss Timber

During COP 21, Indonesia and China Discuss Timber

PARIS, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia and China discussed the promotion of trade in legal timber from Indonesia based on the Timber Verification and Legality System (SLVK), to strengthen trade relations between the two countries. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP 21 on climate change in Paris, France, Tuesday (1/12/2015). The Indonesian ...
Back-Door Relaxation of Legal Timber Scheme Weakens Forest Governance Reform, Threatens EU Market

Back-Door Relaxation of Legal Timber Scheme Weakens Forest Governance Reform, Threatens EU Market

Jakarta & London, 2 November 2015. The last minute exemption of 15 product-groups from Indonesia’s timber legality verification system (SVLK) threatens to block EU market access for these products, delay or sabotage a long-negotiated EU-Indonesia timber trade agreement, and undermine Indonesia’s forest industry reputation, NGOs have warned. The warning, from Indonesia’s Independent Forest Monitoring Network ...
The Ministry of Trade Does Not Fully Support the Implementation of the SVLK

The Ministry of Trade Does Not Fully Support the Implementation of the SVLK

A surprising morning for independent monitors who continue to push for full implementation of the SVLK. How not, after the release of the news published by thejakartapost.com that the ministry of trade would withdraw the SVLK obligation for downstream industries, we were confronted with the fact that the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 89 of ...