The Kedah, Pahang and Perak Forest Management Units (FMUs) have been awarded with the accredited Certificate for Forest Management (Natural Forest) against the requirements of the MC&I(2002) under the MTCS. MTCS-certified logs originating from these FMUs and their downstream products are now eligible to carry the PEFC Logo.
The details related to the certificates issued to the Kedah and Perak FMUs by SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. on 9 June and 7 July 2010 respectively as well as to the Pahang FMU by SGS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. on 5 July 2010, are as follows:
|FMU||Extent of PRF (ha)||Stage 1 Audit||Stage 2 Audit|
|Kedah FMU||307,046||16-19 August 2009||17-22 December 2009|
|Pahang FMU||1,562,496||2-4 September 2009||9-12 & 16-19 November 2009|
|Perak FMU||991,436||24-27 August 2009||26 October-2 November 2009|
The certificates are valid for a 3-year period, subject to annual surveillance audit to ensure the continued compliance of the FMUs with the requirements of the standard. With this development, a total of 3.97 million ha of the PRFs in Malaysia have now become PEFC-certified.
Public summaries of the audit reports on the Kedah, Pahang and Perak FMUs can be obtained from the websites of SIRIM QAS International Sdn. Bhd. and SGS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. respectively.