An Indonesianist for over two decades, Bart W van Assen is a Quality Panel Member with the High Conservation Value Resource Network, endorsed Trainer with the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, and Certification Coach with The Borneo Initiative. He is co-founder and trustee of the Indonesian Auditor Network (Jaringan Auditor Nusantara) and trustee of the Indonesian Tropical Forest Foundation, and Technical Adviser with the Orangutan Land Trust. He has an extensive track record covering all disciplines of certification (profit, people, and planet) in Indonesia.
Bart worked with various enterprises as an associate and a freelancer, including Control Union Certifications, Double Helix Tracking Technologies, Gaia Commoditas, Global Forest Watch, the Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute, the Dutch Institute for Agro-Technological Research, the Rainforest Alliance, Scientific Certification Services, and the Zoological Society of London. He currently is supporting Control Union’s Indonesia office on forest and estate management.