Indonesianist

Indonesianist

About two years ago I ran my own, self-imposed, social experiment… one I don’t encourage anyone to repeat: I joined several anti-oil-palm groups on Facebook. Not being much of an anti-anything myself this was my ‘here be dragons’ moment; my personal blank space on the map to explore. I meant to learn more about the global concerns over oil palm and to add some local context to these concerns. But the thunder of dragons I expected to find was but a mass of petty minds, whipped into a frenzy of prejudice through selective posts by a few super brands. It quickly became – quite literally – too depressing to continue. Continue reading

TBI Compliance Coach

TBI Compliance Coach

2009-the-borneo-initiativeCompliance Coach for The Borneo Initiative since March 2009. Current coaching includes Semarak Dharma Timber (Papua, Indonesia) and Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia (West-Kalimantan, Indonesia), both through Climate Forestry.

ICEA

ICEA

logo_iceaAlas, I’m not ICEA certified. But it still amazes me how easy it was to donwload their logo for dubious claims…

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

PEFC training(s) include Social Auditor Forest Management (February 2015) and Chain-of-Custody (December 2014); Recent audits include Arara Abadi (Riau, Indonesia), Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (Riau, Indonesia), Sumatera Riang Lestari (North Sumatra, Indonesia), and Sumatra Sylva Lestari (Riau, Indonesia). For more information on past audits, see Audit Log.

PEFC Certificate #PEFC-IFCC/Auditor CoC/002/I/2015 and IFCC Certificate # IFCC/Auditor PHL-III/0008/II/2015 are withheld – without my permission/consent – by PT AJA Sertifikasi Indonesia.