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After undergoing a process of drafting several years, the National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Indonesia was published on August 18, 2020, which coincided with the 75th Anniversary of Indonesia’s independence day.

NFSS Indonesia was approved on 30 June 2020 by FSC International in Bonn, Germany. NFSS for Indonesia aims to increase the effective use of forest resources, namely timber, non-timber forest products and ecosystem services.

It is hoped that the establishment of the NFSS for Indonesia can encourage and motivate all national forestry stakeholders to work together in ensuring responsible, sustainable and equitable forest management practices.

NFSS for Indonesia was developed by adapting version 5 of the FSC Principles and Criteria and the FSC International Generic Indicators. This adaptation is based on the agreement of members of the national Standard Development Group facilitated by the Indonesian Ecolabeling Institute.
NFSS Indonesia will be effective on 1 December 2020.

The transition period for FSC certified forest is 12 (twelve) months and will last until 30 November 2021. The relevant NFSS documents in English will be available at the FSC Document Center. The NFSS document in Indonesian will be issued before 1 December 2020.

For further information or questions, please contact FSC Indonesia’s Marketing and Communications Manager Indra Dewi (i.dewi@fsc.org).

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