Bornion Timber Sdn. Bhd. has been entrusted by the State Government to manage the Licensed Area (FMU NO. 11), comprising a total area of 98, 985 ha. The License Area has been subdivided into two parts or sub-management units for forest plantation development and natural forest management respectively.
The company management has determined to have its FMU certified under the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators (MC&I) Natural Forest. Operated by the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). The total area certified under this scheme is 40,645.50 ha. According to the MC&I for natural forest and forest plantation, the company is required to make available a public summary of its management prescriptions for areas containing High Conservation Values (HCV). These include standards under MC&I Principle 9 which require identifying, maintain or enhance HCV areas within the Licensed Area. MC&I Criterion 9.3 requires these measures to be specifically included in the summary of a public available management plan.
In line with the forest certification policy of the Sabah Forest Department (SFD) the company is committed to having its management system and operations in FMU No. 11 certified under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) for both natural forests and plantations. We have been certified with the Malaysian Criteria and Indicators for Forest Management Certification Sustainable Forest Management (MC&I SFM) for both Natural Forests and Forest Plantations and endorsed by the international Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), since 2017 and will continue to maintain this standard for many years to come.
Management Policies & Objectives
In order to achieve the full range of multiple benefits that forests can provide, BTSB is bound by the following policies and commitments: