Governing Organization

Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Forest Products

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Water Related


The latest version of the CertiSource Legality Assessment Criteria for Verified Legal Timber, Indonesia, is Version 3.02 and was issued on 17th October 2010. The legality standard specifies the principles, criteria and indicators of timber legality. The standard can be downloaded here.  The Standard uses guidelines and recommendations made by the World Wide Fund for Nature’s Global Forest & Trade Network GFTN) as defined in its documents Keep it Legal and Responsible Purchasing of Forest Products (2nd Edition) as a foundation.  Country specific standards are also incorporated. In the case of Indonesia standards and criteria of legality developed by ‘Indonesian Eco-labelling Institute’ (LEI) are used.  LEI was the focal point for producing the Indonesian standards and they were developed in conjunction with the EU and Indonesian authorities as part of the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) process.  The Indonesian legality standards underwent extensive stakeholder consultation and field testing. Numerous workshops and meetings were conducted with input from NGOs, indigenous peoples’ representatives, the private sector and academics.  The standards were formally approved by the Government in July 2009.

Sustainability Issues messaging