During the Dutch occupation of Indonesia commercial plantations were established across the island of Java. From 1956 the Indonesian Government took control of the plantations.
In 1972, Perum Perhutani (PHT) was established to manage the forest resource. In total, PHT manages 2,426,266.00 hectares of forest which is planted mainly with teak (Tectona grandis) and various other plantation species such as Pine and Melaleuca sp. The forest area is spread over 57 KPHs (Kesatuan Pemangkuan Hutan) or Forest Districts.
TFT has been in partnership with Perhutani since 2003 to build the capacity of its staff to implement sustainable forest management and ultimately achieve FSC Certification for its plantations. TFT currently supports 6 forest districts.
Located in West Java, Ciamis Forest District has an area just less than 30,000 hectares. Teak (Tectona grandis) and Big Leaf Mahogany (Sweitenia macrophylla) are the dominate species grown. The district also manages over 7,000 hectares of protection and conservation forest. TFT has been supporting Ciamis Forest District since 2004 to implement forest practices that meet FSC Forest Management Standards.
SGS FSC Assessment conducted in February 2009
FSC certification achieved 28 May 2012