Performance standard and certification

The management is using two independent standards to measuretheperformance in SLFR which are:
1. Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest ManagementCertification [MC&I SFM]
2. ISO14001:2015 Environment Management System


The MC&I SFM adopted the format and structure of theForestStewardship Council (FSC) principles and indicators for assessingforestmanagement practices for the purpose of certification. MTCSwaseventually endorsed by the programme for the Endorsement of ForestCertification Schemes (PEFC) with effective 1 May 2009. Thestage2assessment was conducted in 2009 where no major non-conformancewas issued by the accredited certification body.

In December 2009, SLFR was awarded the first MTCS-PEFCforestmanagement certificate in Malaysia.

In 2013, a revised timber certification scheme, MC&I (Natural Forest) wasintroduced. KTSP was certified under the new scheme in May 2013.

In year 2020, MC&I SFM was formally introduced and KTSP has undertakethe new scheme in year 2021.

Environment Management System

KTS Plantation implemented Environment Management System(EMS)since 2003 based on the standards and requirements of ISO14001andwas certified in 2005. The scope of certification covers all theforestmanagement activities within the forest concession. In linewiththeISO14001 requirements, the following Environmental SystemProcedures(ESP) were established and implemented.

  • Environmental Manual
  • Risk and Opportunity Assessment
  • Environmental Aspects and Impacts
  • Legal & Other Requirements
  • Environmental Objectives, Targets & Programmes
  • Competence, Training & Awareness
  • Communication (Internal & External)
  • Documentation and Control
  • Environmental Operations Control
  • Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Monitoring, Measurement & Legal Compliance
  • Non-conformity, Corrective Actions & Prevention
  • Records Control
  • Environmental Internal Audit
  • Management Review

KTS Plantation had evaluated the forest management activities whichhad significant environment impacts. Both the beneficial andadverseimpacts were assessed. Three methods of evaluation wereusedtoidentify the significant aspect and impact namely the CoreBusinessEvaluation, Quantitative Evaluation Method and CollectiveEvaluationMethod. The identified significant environmental aspects arelisted below.

No.Significant beneficial impacts
1.Reduce Impact Logging
2.Establishment of tree plantation
3.Enrichment planting
4.Establishment of Forest Management Plans
No.Significant adverse impacts
1.Depletion of natural resource – Diesel
2.Soil compaction
3.Water impairment
4.Contaminated mediums
5.Contaminated containers
6.Spillage of oil
7.Used oil or lubricant
8.Spillage of hazardous chemical
9.Hazardous chemical spill into water ways
10.Disposal of spoil vehicle batteries
11.Damage to vegetation
12.Habitat disturbance
13.Hazardous exposure to operator safety
Photo 1: Disposal of Scheduled Waste by Licensed Contractor
Photo 2: Nepenthes abundance area conserved as HCV area
Photo 3: Documentation audit during forest management certification audit
Photo 4: Generator Stack Emission monitoring conducted by Consultant