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Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA)

FELDA Tower, Platinum Park, No. 11, Persiaran KLCC,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Federal government agency that promotes smallholder agricultural systems such as Rubber tree plantations and palm oil plantations.

Forest Department Sarawak (FDS)

Bangunan Wisma Sumber Alam
Jalan Stadium,
Petra Jaya, 93660
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 82 442180 / 319102 / 319103

The FDS is responsible for the management of Sarawak’s forest resources, the constitution of Totally Protected Areas (TPAs) and Permanent Forest Estates (PFEs), and the enforcement of the ordinances.

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

52109 Kepong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

The FRIM was created by the Malaysian Government and is administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. It promotes SFM and the optimal use of forest resources through the knowledge and technology generated from the 5 research arms (Divisions) - Forestry & Environment, Forestry Biotechnology, Forest Products, Forest Biodiversity and Medicinal Plants.

Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia (FDMP)

Jalan Sultan Salahuddin,
50660 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 26164488

The FDPM is responsible for the management, planning, protection and development of the Permanent Reserved Forests (PRF) in accordance with the National Forestry Policy (NFP) and the National Forestry Act (NFA) in Peninsular Malaysia.

Global Forestry Services Inc. (GFS)

C/O Whitespace Bangsar, No.3.02D (East Wing),
Level 3, Menara BRDB, 285, Jalan Maarof,
Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 12 310 6007

GFS is a forest & timber industry specialist company with tropical forestry experience in Malaysia and SE Asia. Under its Legality Verification Services / Wood Tracking Program, it supports due diligence systems to meet international timber trade requirements. GFS conducts independent monitoring for the Sabah Forestry Department covering Reduced Impact Logging & legal compliance to the Sabah Timber Legality Standard (TLAS) for all forests, manufacturing, trade and export companies on Sabah. GFS also assesses, and monitors for chain of custody, companies participating in Sarawak’s Timber Legality Verification System (STLVS).

Harwood Timber SDN BHD (HTSB)

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Floor
Sublot 4-6, Lot 320
Section 5, Wisma PTBS, Jalan Kulas, 93400
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 82 414589
Tel: 0060 82 414520

HTSB is a subsidiary of the STIDC, and its principal activities involve the physical inspections of logs in Sarawak at the various stages of the supply chain to ensure that the logs are legal and have proper documentation.

Lembaga Industri Getah Sabah (LIGS)

Aras 3, Blok A, Wisma, Pertanian Sabah, Jalan Tasik Luyang (Off Jalan Maktab Gaya)

State government agency to support smallholder rubber plantations in Sabah.

Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC)

C-08-05, Block C, Megan Avenue II
No. 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 2161 2298

The MTCC developed and operates the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which provides independent assessments of forest management practices in Malaysia.

Malaysian Timber Council (MTC)

18th Floor Menara PGRM
8 Jalan Pudu Ulu Cheras, 56100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 9281 1999

The MTC is an initiative of the Malaysian timber industry dedicated to leading and promoting the development and growth of the Malaysian timber industry.

Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB)

Level 13 - 17 Menara PGRM,
No. 8, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, 56100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 9282 2235

MTIB promotes and coordinates the overall sustainable development of the Malaysian timber industry while continuing to extend quality services to the public. Regulate and control the trade in, and the marketing and distribution of timber.

Malaysian Wood Industries Association (MWIA)

19B, 19th Floor Tower 1 Menara PGRM,
8, Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, 56100,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 9282 1778

MWIA, formerly known as Timber Trade Federation Malaysia, is a voluntary association comprising of 8 State Association in Peninsular Malaysia. Originally comprising of mainly sawmillers in Peninsular Malaysia, MWIA now represents the interests of the whole range of upstream and downstream activities in the timber industry.

NEPCON Malaysia

Christian Schriver
59 Jalan Memanda 13
Taman Dato Ahmad Razali, 69000
Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia

NEPCon is a non-profit organisation that builds commitment and capacity for mainstreaming sustainability. NEPCon works as a certifying body forest sustainability certification (FSC and PEFC), as well as on forest legality.

Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA)

Bangunan RISDA, Km 7, Jalan Ampang, Karung Berkunci 11067,
50990 Kuala Lumpur

Federal government agency that promotes smallholder agricultural Rubber tree plantations.

Sabah Forestry Department (SFD)

Locked Bag 68 90009
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 89 242500

The SFD is the responsible authority in Sabah for sustainable forest management and conservation.

Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA)

Lot 25 & 26, Block E, 1st Floor, Phase III,
Damai Plaza, Luyang Commercial Centre,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 88 249186

STIA, formerly known as the Sabah Sawmilling Industries Association, represents the interests of the timber industry of Sabah.

Sarawak Forestry Corporation SDN BHD

Lot 218, KCLD Jalan Tapang
Kota Sentosa, 932507
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 82 610088

The Sarawak Forestry Corporation undertakes the management of Protected Forests & Wildlife in Sarawak.

Sarawak Timber Association

11th Floor, Wisma STA
Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim, 93450
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 82 332 222

Sarawak Timber Association represents the interests of the timber industry of Sarawak.

Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC)

Wisma Sumber Alam,
Jalan Stadium, Petra Jaya, 93050
P.O. Box 194, 93702
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 82 473 000

STIDC aims to plan, coordinate and develop the wood-based industries in Sarawak. 

Timber Exporters' Association of Malaysia (TEAM)

19C, 19th Floor, Tower 1, Menara PGRM,
8 Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, 56100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 9284 7443
Tel: 0060 3 9284 7445

The principal objectives of TEAM are (i) striving to improve the conditions of the timber export trade, with particular reference to Peninsular Malaysia, and (ii) to advocate, support, negotiate on, object to, any legislation affecting the timber export trade.


Regional office South-East Asia
Unit 3-2, 1st Floor, Jalan SS23/11, Taman SEA, 47400
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 7880 3940

TRAFFIC is an international NGO committed to fighting illegal trafficking of flora and fauna. In Malaysia, it is also dedicated to implementing and enforcing the nation’s commitment to CITES.

WWF - Malaysia

1, Jln PJS 5/28 A, Pusat Dagangan Petaling Jaya Selatan, 46150
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 0060 3 7450 3773

WWF Malaysia promotes wildlife conservation, sustainable forest management, timber certification, and capacity building.