Background on Perhutani's Certification
Perhutani's challenges with certification have been well documented.
Initially, all of the company's forest operations on Java were
certified. In 1996 and 1997, however, it was decided that
certifications would only be granted at the forest district level,
due to inconsistent performance among KPHs in the Perhutani system.
The first three KPHs certified by SmartWood under the FSC system (Cepu,
Mantingan, and Kebonharjo) were granted in November 1998. In April
2000, two additional teak KPHs (Madiun and Kendal) and one pine KPH
(Lawu D/S) were certified. In September 2000, KPH Mantingan was
suspended. At this time, the suspension has been extended to cover
all of the active Perhutani teak certificates.