Forest Certification

Published on 21 October 2016 10:43

FIJI: Flawed FSC decision rewards anti-union Government

Almost two years after receiving a complaint lodged jointly by the ITUC and the BWI regarding three state-owned Fijian forestry companies, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have decided not to disassociate the firms, turning a blind eye to their anti-union behaviour. Read more...


Published on 08 September 2016 10:56

In a landmark decision the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board of Directors have chosen to disassociate from Malaysian timber company Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) and their Indian parent Ballapur Industries Limited (BILT) due to repeated violations of the workers’ rights of members of the Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU). Read more...


Published on 29 July 2016 13:56

Members of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) working at one of Malaysia's largest timber companies, Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), have struggled for decades to have their union recognised. Read more...


Published on 29 July 2016 12:47

Members of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) working at one of Malaysia’s largest timber companies, Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), have struggled for decades to have their union recognised. Read more...


Published on 30 June 2016 10:32

On 27 July 2016, the Sabah High Court dismissed a judicial review case that had been filed by SFI/BILT, stating that the Minister had discharged his duty appropriately in compliance with the obligations of the Department of Industrial Relations. Read more...


Published on 20 June 2016 13:54

Now that the Sabah High Court has adjourned its decision regarding the SFI/BILT judicial review case until 27th June, SFI/BILT should withdraw the proceedings preventing the recognition of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) to maintain their forest certification, according to the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI). Read more...


Published on 31 May 2016 07:02

The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) welcomes yesterday’s decision by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in siding with workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), a subsidiary of BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited in their long fight for recognition of their union, the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU).
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Published on 11 April 2016 14:23

This morning a number of workers held a picket at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur where the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is currently holding its board meeting. Read more...


Published on 11 April 2016 14:17

For the first time ever, the World Forestry Congress (WFC) is hosted in the African region, in Durban South Africa. Read more...