REGIONAL CONSULTATION ON ENQUIRY DRAFT OF THE MALAYSIAN CRITERIA AND INDICATORS FOR FOREST MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Three Regional Consultations on EnquiryDraft of the MC&I Forest Management Certification were conducted in Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Kuala Lumpur on 2 July, 4 July and 9 July 2019 respectively. A total of 127 stakeholders from various interest groups i.e. indigenous people, worker, environmental and economic as well as relevant government agencies attended the consultations.

The Regional Consultations were held in order to update stakeholders on the process and progress of the review, introduce the Enquiry Draft of the MC&I Forest Management Certification, highlight the major updates from previous standards and provide further clarification on the changes that have been made. Presentations made during the sessions can be downloaded here (Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Kuala Lumpur). Written comments and proposals received from the stakeholders during the public consultation period which is ending on 19 July 2019 will be compiled and made publicly available. The compiled comments and proposals will be considered by the SRC at its Fifth Meeting scheduled to be held in October 2019.

The consultations also provided an avenue for valuable interactions and exchange of views with stakeholders on various other matters concerning forest certification and other forestry issues in general.

MTCC as the Secretariat for the SRC would like to thank all stakeholders who have attended and provided valuable comments and inputs during the Regional Consultations held in the three regions. Send us an e-mail at info@mtcc.com.my should you wish to be included in our mailing list and receive updates on the review process.