Sarawak ITP Certification

Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd ("SST") is a natural forest, industrial tree plantation and timber processing company registered in Malaysia. One of the industrial tree plantations licenced to SST, under licence LPF/0014, has undergone the certification audit process according to the Malaysian Criteria & Indicators Forest Plantation.v2 of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) as established by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC).

The MTCS is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) — the world's largest forest certification programme, representing more than 249 million hectares of certified forests worldwide.

On 18 July 2014, Samling successfully received the MTCS certification for LPF/0014. The certified licenced planted forest (LPF) covers an area of 10,800 hectares.

Licenced planted forest (LPF/0006) in Lana is the second industrial tree plantation (ITP) to obtain the forest plantation management certificate in 2017 followed by LPF/0008 in Marudi in 2019.

SIRIM QAS International Managing Director, Pn Khalidah Mustafa, presenting the certificate for forest plantation management to Samling’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr James Ho, witnessed by representatives from Malaysian Timber Certification Council (Mr Harnarinder Singh), Forest Department Sarawak (Mr Wong Siong Kuan), Sarawak Forestry Corporation (En Abang Arabi bin Abang Aimran) and Certification Lead Auditor (Dr Yap Son Keong).