Why LEI Certification?

LEI Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion schemes designed specif­i­cally for Indone­sian context.

We have a focus on com­mu­nity forestry and com­mit­ment to involv­ing with tra­di­tional communities.

A multi stake­holder approach, sup­ported by NGOs, indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties, for­est com­pa­nies and government.

Three indi­vid­ual sys­tems tai­lored to for­est type; plan­ta­tions, com­mu­nity man­aged for­est, nat­ural pro­duc­tion forest.

A regional com­mu­ni­ca­tion forum to ensure trans­parency, con­flict res­o­lu­tion, and local rep­re­sen­ta­tion in deci­sion making.

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a mar­ket instru­ment to pro­vide insur­ance for the pub­lic that a prod­uct has met a par­tic­u­lar qual­i­fi­ca­tion of a fair and sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment stan­dard. There are var­i­ous for­est cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme all over the world, some of them are: Cert­for Chile, CSA, FSC, LEI, MTCC, PEFC, and SFI. Each of the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme has its own qual­ity, depend­ing on the prin­ci­ples and objectives.

LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme devel­op­ment is based on Indonesia’s need in achiev­ing the pre-conditions towards a sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment prac­tices. Due to the com­plex­ity of Indone­sian for­est man­age­ment prob­lems, many par­ties have expected that LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem can be used as one of the instru­ments to address it.

Some com­po­nents that caused for­est man­age­ment com­plex­ity are over­lap­ping of cen­tral and regional gov­ern­ment poli­cies, poli­cies that not accu­rate, great num­ber of par­ties involved, and dif­fer­ent exist­ing for­est man­age­ment types in Indonesia.

With such back­ground, LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme is the only cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme in Indone­sia that is sup­ported by Indone­sian for­est stake­hold­ers to achieve the jus­tice and sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment. The qual­ity of jus­tice and sus­tain­abil­ity is trans­ferred into the assess­ment cri­te­ria and indi­ca­tors imposed in LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process.

Why Being LEI Cer­ti­fied ?
LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ben­e­fits us all :

For­est com­pa­nies can prove the sus­tain­abil­ity of their man­age­ment prac­tices and their com­mit­ment to envi­ron­men­tal stan­dards, while increas­ing oper­a­tional trans­parency and ensur­ing legal­ity. This increases access to envi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive wood markets.

Con­sumers can exer­cise their pur­chas­ing power to pro­mote sus­tain­able forestry, pro­tect ecosys­tem ser­vices and sup­port rural for­est com­mu­ni­ties by choos­ing cer­ti­fied wood prod­ucts. Labels make the choice clear: unla­beled prod­ucts may come from any­where, but labeled prod­ucts come from legal, sus­tain­able forests.

Retailer/manufacturers can use cer­ti­fied raw mate­ri­als to meet increas­ing con­sumer demand for envi­ron­men­tally friendly products.

For­est com­mu­ni­ties can ben­e­fit from mar­ket access and poten­tial price increases. Sus­tain­ably man­aged wood prod­ucts pre­serve for­est based livelihoods.

LEI Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a tool to make a dif­fer­ence. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion can make a dif­fer­ence. By choos­ing cer­ti­fied wood prod­ucts, you are sav­ing forests, pre­serv­ing bio­di­ver­sity, and engag­ing local com­mu­ni­ties in conservation.

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is about social jus­tice and con­ser­va­tion, and every­one – for­est com­pa­nies, wood traders, for­est com­mu­ni­ties, con­sumers and gov­ern­ments — is part of the solution.

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion can make a dif­fer­ence. By improv­ing the imple­men­ta­tion of gov­ern­ment pol­icy regard­ing for­est man­age­ment and tim­ber legality.

Min­istry of Forestry has re-manage the way they grant­ing the exten­sion of for­est con­ces­sion license through a ver­i­fi­ca­tion sys­tem over for­est con­ces­sion, or as we know as Manda­tory Ver­i­fi­ca­tion. Assess­ment of manda­tory ver­i­fi­ca­tion is con­ducted to assess whether or not the for­est con­ces­sion ful­fill their oblig­a­tion towards sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment. For­est con­ces­sion that pass the assess­ment is then granted the exten­sion of con­ces­sion license. The ones that failed because of bad per­for­mance must improved their man­age­ment. To the ones that neglect their legal require­ments, Min­istry of Forestry may deac­ti­vate their licenses and close down their activities.

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LEI’s Certified Forests

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2.388.775,35 Ha Plan­ta­tion Forests
36.917,080 Ha Com­mu­nity Forests
5 Chain of Cus­tody



Total 2.425.020,43 Ha

(2017, Jan­u­ary)