What’s LEI Certification?

LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is worth to award good val­ues of a prod­uct com­ing from a for­est that well man­aged based on envi­ron­men­tal val­ues, eco­nom­i­cal prin­ci­ples, and social norms. This kind of for­est man­age­ment will ensure of its man­age­ment to a sus­tain­able way, and there­fore worth for an eco­la­bel cer­tifi­cate as an award. To get a prod­uct cer­ti­fied, one must go through a series of cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process, both for­est and for­est industries.

LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion will award a cer­tifi­cate to a for­est man­age­ment unit that pass the process. For­est indus­tries that pass the process will also awarded cer­tifi­cate. The prod­ucts com­ing from the cer­ti­fied indus­tries will be marked by LEI labels.

From the side of eco­nomic, polit­i­cal, and envi­ron­men­tal prin­ci­ples, eco­la­bel cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is a tool to har­mo­nize the envi­ron­men­tal inter­est, sus­tain­able for­est man­age­ment, and eco­nomic and trade interest.

For con­sumer side, the eco-sensitive con­sumer will have choices for their pref­er­ence on using green prod­ucts and prod­ucts that com­ing from sus­tain­able for­est management.

For the pro­ducer side, the pro­duc­ers will have a tool to show to the pub­lic on their capa­bil­i­ties man­age their busi­ness, their legal­i­ties, and show their moral com­mit­ments toward envi­ron­ment and soci­eties. The pro­duc­ers will also enjoy increase access when their prod­ucts pen­e­trate the eco-sensitive market.

    The eco­la­bel cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem is imple­mented as fol­lows:
  1. The estab­lish­ment of stan­dard con­tain­ing cri­te­ria and indi­ca­tors, as a tool­box that is use to assess and pro­duce the value of for­est man­age­ment unit’s per­for­mance.
  2. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion assess­ment process in the field, done by a Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Body. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion body is an inde­pen­dent accred­ited third party.
  3. A track­ing sys­tem that traces woods from its source to the pro­duc­tion loca­tion and to the end-user goods. The wood must be proven come from a cer­ti­fied for­est.
  4. Label­ing of a cer­ti­fied prod­uct.

Through its stan­dards and cri­te­ria, LEI cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is designed to pro­mote good for­est gov­er­nance in Indone­sia. And so it is expected that this tool can help every­body to achieve bet­ter for­est management.

LEI logo on cer­ti­fied prod­ucts shows that all pro­duc­tion process, from raw mate­r­ial sources to final pro­cess­ing, have met the envi­ron­men­tal, social, and eco­nomic principles.

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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)