Royal Selangor obtaining the Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS). According to the announcement, the CoC certification enables Royal Selangor to label all its wood-based pewter wares attesting compliance of its wooden components to sustainability requirements under the MTCS. The use of the MTCC/PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) label on its products will strengthen Royal Selangor’s global presence since MTCS-certified materials are recognised by 38 member countries endorsed by the PEFC.
Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, the Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities of Malaysia, commented:
“The timber sector contributed RM21.86 billion to the country’s export earnings in 2016 and continues to take Malaysia to the global level through its ranking as one of the world’s top exporters of tropical timber products.”
The MTCS is a national timber certification scheme for sustainability developed and operated by the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). Since its implementation in 2001, and as of 30 June 2017, a total of 4.1 million hectares or 28% of total Permanent Reserved Forests and 355 timber companies have been certified under the MTCS.
Earlier Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme got full acceptance from the Government of The Netherlands.
Source: MTCS / Woodbizforum