Bart W van Assen

This Van Assen coat of arms was one of our moms prized possessions. It likely is a rip-off by a confidence trickster, a good reminder not to fall for such sillynes.An Indonesianist for over two decades, Bart is endorsed as Quality Panel Member by the High Conservation Value Resource Network, as an independent trainer (P&C Lead Auditor and SCC) by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, and as Certification Coach by The Borneo Initiative. He is co-founder and trustee of the Indonesian Auditor Network (Jaringan Auditor Nusantara) and Technical Adviser with the Orangutan Land Trust. He has an extensive track record covering all disciplines of certification (prosperity, people & planet) in Indonesia.

Bart cooperated 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, Scientific Certification Services, the Tropical Forest Foundation Indonesia and the Zoological Society of London. He currently supports KAYON, a start-up initiative piloting a ransom-a-tree approach to (tropical) rainforest conservation.