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Five RIL Manuals


 

Our Service

... we specializes in training for the implementation of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) and sustainable forest management...

 
 

RIL Verified

The forest-market linking program developed by TFF-Indonesia in 2003, is now a full-fledged program that set out to provide strong and transparent assurances of legality of origin to ...

 
 

Forest Certification

TFF-Indonesia has become a major proponent of FSC certification in response to the creation of a significant funding platform specifically designed to stimulate forest certification in Indonesia...

TFF PROJECTS

NASA - Winrock Project

NASA Winrock01With funding from the NASA Carbon Monitoring System, a consulting group Applied GeoSolutions (AGS) is leading an effort to improve forest monitoring capabilities in Indonesia. The project team, with members from Winrock, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of New Hampshire, Wageningen University, and the University of Virginia, is working closely with LAPAN, the Indonesian space agency, to collect and analyse LiDAR imagery from across Kalimantan.  TFFs role is to collect biomass data in various forest concessions where LiDAR coverage has been acquired.

D A F F  Project

AUS agri for fishTFF has recently completed all activities under an Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) grant under the Asia Pacific Forestry Skills and Capacity Building Programme (APFSCBP). Funding had been provided in support of the TFF “Forest-Market Linking Program” which involves training in RIL as well as baseline assessments for legality and CoC audits. Together with the RAFT project, the grant from the Australian project has greatly assisted in enabling TFF to deliver on all RIL training requests.

R A F T  Project

RAFTThe Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade (RAFT) program, builds on the successes of the Global Development Alliance, a USAID-sponsored program in Indonesia, and applies lessons learned on a regional scale. RAFT works with forest producers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Papua New Guinea. Additionally, RAFT works in other countries such as China, Japan, Singapore, members of the European Union, and the U.S. to address procurement and investment policies that promote the legal timber trade.

I T T O  Project

itto logo The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has issued an invitation to small and medium private sector forest companies in ITTO member countries, to participate in pilot schemes to test the feasibility of adopting timber tracking systems as a means of strengthening forest law governance and enforcement and promoting the production and trade of timber from legally and sustainably managed forests.

B P Project

bp logo01Harvesting Plan Study for Tangguh Expansion Project of British Petrolium in West Papua. Tangguh Expansion Project (TEP) in Bintuni Bay of West Papua is one of the project sites operated by British Petrolium (BP). The project was organized and implemented by a consortium team of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) as a project leader. In the project implementation, the IPB team was collaborating with a team of Papua University (UNIPA) responsible for field data collection, and with a team of Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) responsible for quality assurance of the project and provide technical trainings to the survey teams.

USAID - IFACS Project

usaid logo The USAID IFACS project is designed to help the government of Indonesia conserve the country’s tropical forests, wildlife, and ecosystem services (including generation of clean water, reduction of soil erosion, food security, and carbon sequestration). IFACS seeks to achieve its goals by working with a variety of government, NGO, and private sector partners in eight landscapes across the country in order to promote and train partners in the adoption of best management practices (BMP). TFF joins the IFACS project in the third year of a four year project with the task of training forest concessions in the adoption of BMP as defined by TFFs RIL Standard. TFF will provide training to eleven natural forest concessions and implement this training program over a three year period.

G I Z Project

GIZ With the Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME), Germany supports Indonesia's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry sector, to conserve forest biodiversity, and to implement sustainable forest management. An agreement between FORECLIME and TFF was signed in 2014, to conduct a comparative study of logging as conventionally carried out in Indonesia and a reduced impact logging (RIL) management regime where the principles and practices of reduced impact logging have been applied. The study sought to influence practices in the RIL study area in order to evaluate key metrics such as machine productivity, soil disturbance, utilization of main stem volume, and retention of biomass.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Armstrong Armstrong World Industries, Inc., the world’s largest hardwood flooring company, is partnering with the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) to promote responsible forest management practices. Armstrong requires its wood suppliers to adhere to all applicable laws and regulations, including those covering raw materials and labor. Less than five percent of the Company’s wood purchases come from tropical forests. In those instances, Armstrong requires suppliers to produce documentation verifying their adherence to national and international rules and regulations governing specific tropical wood species.

K f W / GFA Project

gfa logo01 One of the goals of ForClime FC is to encourage sustainable forest management within its project areas by developing management models that can be tested and scaled up. In collaboration with PT Sumalindo who are managing a logging concession in Berau, East Kalimantan under long term license. ForClime FC has identified a need to investigate the logging practices of PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya IV to see if the application of RIL could reduce environmental damage and be more cost effective than conventional logging, thus demonstrating an incentive to implement practices which reduce carbon emissions through better retention of forest biomass.  TFF will implement a study to compare logging as conventionally carried out in Indonesia, to a logging regime where the principles and practices of reduced impact logging have been applied.  The objective of this study will allow the environmental, ecological and cost aspects to be compared as well as setting the stage for a comparison of the potential for reduction of carbon emissions through improved forest management.

Activity in Central Kalimantan

 


PT Carus Indonesia - Concession

ED This is a 72,170 ha concession located in two district Gunung Mas and Katinggan of Central Kalimantan province and is one of the concessions of Dwima Group.

Dwima Group is one of the oldest forest group concession in Indonesia. Begin operation in early 1970.

TFF’s Involvement
Carus Indonesia received various technical assistance inputs and RIL training and best practice forest management, specially road planning and construction from TFF.

Current Status
TFF continues to provide technical assistance on certification matters under an existing MOU. Recent inputs have been trainings in matters related to  technical assistance with RIL. Carus Indonesia is in a process for FSC certification.

PT Dwimajaya Utama - Concession

ED This is a 127,300 ha concession located in two district Gunung Mas and Katinggan of Central Kalimantan province and is one of the concessions of Dwima Group.

Dwima Group is one of the oldest forest group concession in Indonesia. Begin operation in early 1970.

TFF’s Involvement
Dwima received various technical assistance inputs and RIL training and best practice forest management from TFF.

In December, 2012, Dwimajaya Utama achieved FSC certification under a TFT certification assistance program.

Current Status
TFF continues to provide technical assistance on certification matters under an existing MOU. Recent inputs have been trainings in matters related to  technical assistance with RIL.

PT Erna Djuliawati - Concession

ED This is a 184,206 ha concession located along the western border of Central Kalimantan and is the only forest concession belonging to the Lyman Group. The concession supplies most of the log requirements for it’s plywood industry in Sanggau.

PT Erna has long been a leader in sustainable forest management and was one of the first forest concession in Indonesia to achieve FSC certification.

TFF’s Involvement
Erna is one of the first partners in TFF’s forest market linking program and received various technical assistance inputs and RIL training. TFF also provide guidance in CoC issues.

In September, 2005, Erna achieved FSC certification under a TFF certification assistance program.

Current Status
TFF continues to provide technical assistance on certification matters under an existing MOU. Recent inputs have been trainings in matters related to social issues as well as technical assistance with RIL.

PT Graha Sentosa Permai

GSP This is a relatively new concession carved out of an older forest management unit. Current size is 44,970 ha of which much is still untouched.

The concession pre-saws some of its volume in a local sawmill and ships rough lumber to it’s industry in Tangerang, Banten Province, Java. The remainder of the logs are sold to other industries.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has provided basic assessment of current operating conditions and CoC and legality conditions. TFF has recently implemented the first in a series of RIL trainings.

Current Status
Graha has made a commitment to achieve FSC certification and has requested a comprehensive RIL training program as well as technical assisstance for certification.

PT Indexim Utama - Concession

IUThis 52,480 ha concession is situated in gentle hilly terrain near the convergence of Central Kalimantan with East and South Kalimantan.

Indexim Utama ships all of it’s logs to the corporate industrial complex of PT Surya Satrya Timur Corp., a plywood manufacturing industry located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimanatan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has provided a number of RIL training inputs and has advised Indexim on preparations for a legality and CoC audit.  TFF also represents Indexim to the Borneo Initiative.

Current Status
Indexim is a holder of the TFF “Legal Verified” certificate. Indexim has also undergone a pre-assessment evaluation against the FSC standard and is progressing rapidly towards full certification. The concession FSC certified in May 2013

PT Sari Bumi Kusuma - Concession

SBKThis well known 147,600 ha concession on the border with West Kalimantan and the Bukit Raya/Baka National Park is widely recognized as a leader in intensive forest management in Indonesia.

The concession is the main wood supply for the Alas Kusuma industrial complex located in Pontianak, West Kalimantan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF’s involvement with SBK dates back to before 2000. TFF has provided a wide range of inputs from RIL training, technical guidance, CoC, and certification assistance. SBK was one of the initial participants in TFF’s forest-market linking project and subsequently went on to achieve FSC certification in September 2006 under a TFF certification support program.

Current Status
SBK maintains a close working relationship with TFF. Ongoing activities include: assistance with outstanding certification issues, specific training in social issues, and guidance on outstanding HCV issues. Now the concession FSC re-certified in September 2012, valid until 2017.


PT Sarmiento Parakantja Timber (Sarpatim) - Concession

SPTThis 216,580 ha forest is the ‘flagship’ concession of the Kayu Lapis group. Logs from this concession are processed at the company’s primary industry in Gresik, East Java.

Sarpatim has embarked on a program of intensive forest management and is now working towards credible forest certification.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF’s initial involvement with Sarpatim dates back to 2003 with an introductory training in RIL. More recently, TFF has provided intensive follow-up training and is now assisting the company in preparing for a CoC and legality audit. TFF has also provided training in socio-economic evaluation and monitoring.

Current Status
TFF represents Serpatim under 'The Borneo Initiative', a Dutch funded certification support program. The concession was awarded the FSC certificate for SFM on December 21, 2011.

PT Sindo Lumber - Concession

SLThis 76,925 ha concession is situated in gentle hilly terrain near the convergence of Central Kalimantan with East and South Kalimantan.

Sindo Lumber ships all of it’s logs to the corporate industrial complex of PT Surya Satrya Timur Corp., a plywood manufacturing industry located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimanatan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has provided RIL training and advice of legality and CoC.

Current Status
The company has passed a TUV audit against the 'Legal Compliance' standard and has been awarded a certificate of legal origin by TFF.

PT SBK Delang - Concession

Nursery PT SBK-DelangLocated in Central Kalimantan just across the border from PT Suka Jaya Makmur, this 60,700 ha concession is part of the wood supply equation for the Alas Kusuma factory in Ketapang.

TFF’s Involvement
Delang has joined the Alas Kusuma concession pursuing FSC certification and has requested representation from TFF.

Current Status
RIL training program is under way.

 

PT Tingang Karya Mandiri - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
TKMThis is a 44,925 ha swamp forest concession located on the Barito River.

The concession practices railway logging and extracts primarily ‘Swamp Bankirai’ which is pre-cut in a small sawmill in the concession. Rough lumber is then shipped to the company’s industry in Surabaya into solid wood moulding products.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has provided base-line inputs on legality and CoC matters under a ‘verification of legal origin’ program.

Current Status
Smartwood has conducted a legality audit and issued VLO certificate.n.

PT Sarang Sapta Putra - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
SSPThis 49,500 ha concession is situated in hilly terrain of the Murung Raya district in Central Kalimantan.

The concession company has made a commitment for achieving certification and has requested TFF assistance for RIL training.

TFF’s Involvement
To-date, three training sessions in RIL has been delivered to concession staff.

Current Status
This concession is currently inactive, but has enrolled in The Borneo Initiative certification support program.

PT Kayu Tribuana Rama - Concession
PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
This 98,765 ha concession of KTR is situated on moderate to gently sloping terrain north of Sampit, Central Kalimantan.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has recently signed an MOU with this company and has just completed an RIL training needs assessment.

Current Status
RIL training inputs has been delivered, however it is proposed that these trainings will be repeated due to the long period of inactivity.

PT Akhates Plywood - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
APThis 94,380 ha concession is located in the heart of Borneo stroddling the river Murung, a major tributary of the Barito river.

The concession has been inactive for a number of years but plans to restart operations in 2010.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has signed an MOU with the company and has recently completed a base-line assessment of the concession.

Current Status
Currently inactive; future status uncertain .

PT Sinergy Hutan Sejati - Concession PREVIOUSLY WORKED WITH TFF
This 68,980 ha concession is located on the Barito river approximately one hour by speedboat south of Muara Teweh. 

Already into its second rotation, this concession includes both dry land forest as well as a unique form of swamp forest.

TFF’s Involvement
TFF has recently signed an MOU for RIL training and technical cooperation.

Current Status
Future status uncertain.

  Activity in Indonesia Activity in Aceh Activity in Banten Central Java  
  East Java West Kalimantan East Kalimantan South Kalimantan  
  South Sulawesi Moluku Papua