The standard development group tasked with creating the standard was comprised of representatives from three key regions: Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia. There were stakeholder engagement sessions in each of the three regions and field-testing in two forest management units, including active forest operations in Sabah and Terengganu. As the next step, standards will be developed to promote FSC certification of non-timber forest products and address certification of smallholders and community forests in Malaysia. All forest types shall be audited against the FSC Malaysian National Standard and certification will remain valid and effective for five years. The next revision of the standard will be in 2024.
For more information, please contact Leslie Jong, Country Manager for FSC Malaysia at email@example.com.
Download the Malaysian NFSS here.