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 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.
- Certification assessment process in the field, done by a Certification Body. Certification body is an independent accredited third party.
- 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.
- 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.