MTCC Celebrated Sustainability Efforts with Awards and Anniversary Dinner

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 September 2019 – In conjunction with its 20th Anniversary themed “Pushing Boundaries Advancing Sustainability”, the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) presented the MTCC SustainabilityAwards to recognise and celebrate the hard work and commitment undertaken by forest managers and timber enterprises in meeting the stringent demand of forest management and chain of custody certification under the Malaysian TimberCertification Scheme (MTCS – a national timber certification scheme for sustainability of forests developed and operated by the MTCC). 

The MTCC Sustainability Awards recognised certified organisations with exemplary leadership and had carried out inspirational initiatives in sustainability through the creation and implementation of procedures, plans, projects or initiatives that took into consideration the various aspects of sustainability.

The award categories were:

  1. Social Sustainability and Empowerment
  2. Product Innovation and Diversification
  3. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Protection
  4. Leadership in Sustainability

The judging was done by a five-member panel comprising representatives from environmental, social and economic interest groups and research institution. The winners were:

1. Social Sustainability and Empowerment – Ulu Sg Milian & Sapulut FMU managed by Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd.

Ho Fung Shan on behalf of Ulu Sg Milian and Sapulut FMU receiving the Social Sustainability and Empowerment award from YB Teresa Kok

2. Product Innovation and Diversification – One-Tech (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Harith Ridzuan of One-Tech receiving the Product Innovation and Diversification award from YB Teresa Kok

3. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Protection – Anap Muput FMU managed by Zedtee Sdn. Bhd.

Tuai Rumah Jana Anak Kijun representing Anap Muput FMU receiving the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Protection award from YB Teresa Kok

4. Leadership in Sustainability – Segaliud Lokan FMU managed by KTS Plantation Sdn. Bhd.

Desmond Chieng representing Segaliud Lokan FMU receiving the grand award- Leadership in Sustainability, from YB Teresa Kok. The FMU was chosen as the winner for its holistic approach in forest management. The trophy is sponsored by Royal Selangor

Each winner was presented with a certificate and a special trophy by the Minister of Primary Industries YB Puan Teresa Kok at the MTCC 20th Anniversary Dinner held at Sunway Putra Hotel here yesterday. About 300 guests mainly timber and forest industry players attended the event which also included the launch of MTCC’s commemorative book titled “Twenty Years – Pushing Boundaries Advancing Sustainability.”

YB Teresa Kok signing a copy of MTCC’s commemorative book at the council’s 20th anniversary dinner


The chic-looking trophy for the MTCC Sustainability Awards was a collaborative effort between MTCC and Royal Selangor International Sdn. Bhd. Royal Selangor, an iconic Malaysian brand of the finest pewter products, was the first non-wood based product manufacturing company to obtain the MTCS Chain of Custody Certificate in 2017. Its wood-based pewter wares carry the MTCS/PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) label, signifying that the wood components are 100% sourced from certified forests in Malaysia. 

The trophy for the grand award category, Leadership in Sustainability, was sponsored by Royal Selangor.