Indonesian Forest Certification Cooperation (IFCC)
History before PEFC
Sustainable Forest Management requires a certification system that allows the parties to assess progress in the achievement of sustainable forest management. Such a system needs to be built in accordance with local, national and global terms and conditions, with a spirit of cooperation and togetherness without pressure. This positive spirit motivated us to establish a Forestry Certification Cooperation named Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (IFCC).
IFCC was established on September 9th, 2011, which its objective is to promote SFM by implementation of the PEFC scheme, which includes among others certification of forest management, forest products, forest product-processing industries and the chain of custody.
What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?
PEFC allows national sovereignty by creating an international benchmark which acknowledges national forest governance in achieving Sustainable Forest Management.
Indonesian system information
To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.
- National approval date: 30 October 2013
- Review date: 14 November 2019*
* The review date is linked to the approval date of the revised Sustainable Forest Management standard PEFC ST 1003 (14 November 2018).
Community forestry certification system
- National approval date: 27 July 2017
- Review date: 27 July 2022
- Community forestry certification system endorsed: 30 May 2019
- National forest certification system endorsed: 1 October 2014
- Joined PEFC: 16 November 2012