Project Lists

Global Forestry Services (GFS) is a technical specialist company that provides market-oriented solutions for forest management and the sustainability of forest-based industries. GFS mission is to provide the highest level of technical support to the forest industry that meet international certification standards as well as management services for forest rehabilitation, preservation of carbon and sustainable investment. GFS services include Forestry Support Program, Legal Verification & Wood Tracking Program, Forest Carbon Services, Forest Investment Services and Training & Support Services.

GFS is dedicated to support efforts to curb Climate Change from Carbon Capture , Avoided Deforestation to provide protection against carbon loss of existing forests. GSF has established forest investment services to develop and market projects on forest restoration and plantation development as a low-risk and environmentally friendly Green Investment.

GFS provides Legality Verification & Wood Tracking as a Due Diligence System to assist in the demonstration that timber and wood products are documented as Low Risk to comply with International Regulatory requirements such as EU Timber Regulations, Lacey Act, Australia Illegal Logging Act, Japan Clean Wood Act, etc.

This is a list of projects conducted by GFS over the past several years that demonstrate our professional capabilities to support Sustainable Forest Industry from the forest management systems through processing and trade of finished products.

Current Projects:

Title : Independent Monitoring of Sabah Timber Legality Standards Principle 1-6
Dates : May 2021 – Present
Status : Current Project
Client : Sabah Forestry Department – Sabah, Malaysia.
Description : GFS conducts independent monitoring for Legal Compliance to the Sabah Timber Legality Standard P1-6 for all licensed forests, manufacturing, trade, and export companies in Sabah as part of the GFS Legal Verification and Wood Tracking Services. GFS conducts monthly field assessments to verify compliance of forest management & operations to the Sabah TLAS Legal Standard (Principles 1-4) and annual monitoring of Legal Compliance of manufacturing, trade & export companies (Principles 5-6). GFS posts summary assessment reports on the GFS Website under the client database and issues a Statement of Compliance as applicable. The Sabah Forestry Department issues a Sabah TLAS Compliance Certificate based on the GFS assessment report and a compliance statement. 
Title : Forest Carbon Services – Ulu Segama Carbon Conservation
Dates : October 2021 to February 2022
Status : Pending Confirmation – Project Scope Identification & PIN
Client : Greenworld Sdn. Bhd.
Description : The key project objective is to develop a Pilot Project on carbon & wildlife conservation in the Class I protected Forest Reserve of Ulu Segama to mitigate the effects of “Climate Change” as well as provide a system to protect and enhance habitat for wildlife; watershed, biodiversity that is associated with existing natural forests that can be certified under the Global Conservation Standard.  Additional project goals are to develop programs for environmental education, research and care facilities for wildlife in relation to the conservation project activities.
The Carbon Conservation project goal is to monetize the carbon and conservation values of the forest area to support enhancement and preservation of both carbon and key wildlife species such as the Orangutan, Sun Bear and Pigmy Elephants within Ulu Segama Forest Reserve.   Ulu Segama has been certified under the FSC system for management related to conservation activities, however as there are no harvesting activities to gain market advantages for certified timber product.

Project Scope/Identification: The initial step in establishment of the carbon conservation forestry project is to carry out a preliminary evaluation of the proposed areas within class 1 protected forest reserve of Ulu Segama FR for enhancement / preservation and of carbon stock and habitat for wildlife in relation to the requirements of the Global Conservation Standard TLAS Compliance Certificate based on the GFS assessment report and Statement of Compliance.
Title : Legal Verification Services
Dates : September 2014 – Continual
Status : Current Project
Client : Samling Group of Companies – Sarawak, Malaysia.
Description : GFS provides independent annual legal compliance monitoring to Samling Group of Companies’ forestry concessions in Sarawak, Malaysia, against the Sarawak Legality Standards (STLVS P1-4). Scope of assessments for natural tropical forests include:
FTL No. T/0390, FTL No. T/0404, FTL No. T/0405, FTL No. T/0411, FTL No. T/3670
Title : Legal Verification Services
Dates : October 2015 – Continual
Status : Current Project
Client : Shin Yang Group of Companies – Sarawak, Malaysia.
Description : GFS provides independent annual legal compliance monitoring to Shin Yang Group of Companies’ forestry concessions in Sarawak, Malaysia, against the Sarawak Legality Standards (STLVS P1-4). Scope of assessments for natural tropical forests include: FTL No. T/3228, FTL No. T/3342, FTL No. T/3432, FTL T/9155
Title : Legal Verification Services
Dates : June 2013 – Continual
Status : Current Projects
Client : Ta Ann Holdings Berhad – Sarawak, Malaysia
Description : GFS provides independent annual legal compliance monitoring to Ta Ann Group of Companies’ forestry concessions in Sarawak, Malaysia, against the Sarawak Legality Standards (STLVS P1-4). Scope of assessments for natural tropical forests include: FTL No. T/3135, LPF No. LPF/0010
Title : Wood Tracking Program
Dates : Continual
Status : Completed & Current Projects – Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Vietnam, China
Client : Private wood processing and timber trading companies
Description : GFS provides evaluation and monitoring of manufacturers and traders under the Wood Tracking Program (WTP) based on a formal Chain of Custody (CoC) systems (Standard GFS-WI-006-WTP.3 or local standards) to track the material used in wood products are verified legal and traceable back to the forest or plantation.
Title : Training & Support Services
Dates : 2008 – Continual
Status : Completed & Current Project
Client : Private manufacturing Companies: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia
Description : GFS provided training and support to numerous companies for development of Chain of Custody systems to meet FSC & PEFC certification standards. All companies trained under the GFS TSS attained FSC & PEFC certification.

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