Why you need to avoid the ‘dirty’ process of timber processing

By Sarah Fonseca/BuzzfeedThe process of processing trees for timber products can be a bit of a dirty business, with a high incidence of disease, insect and disease outbreaks.

But if you’re one of the thousands of people in the world that are regularly working on large trees, there’s nothing worse than having to watch the trees burn, suffocate or die on the cutting line.

And that’s just what’s happened in Indonesia, where a group of timber workers are suing the Indonesian government for the deaths of thousands of trees they’ve worked on.

According to the lawsuit, the company responsible for the process, Indonesian Forestry Industries, was given a certificate of conformity by the Indonesian Government in July last year that the Indonesian Forestry Industry would be compliant with the Forest Health and Environment Act, which regulates the timber industry.

The certification was valid until the end of July this year, and the Indonesian company was then given another certificate of compliance, this time from the Ministry of Forestry and Forest Resources.

According the lawsuit:”In September 2017, Indonesian officials ordered Indonesian Forestry to remove all trees from the forests in order to protect the forest from forest pests and diseases.”

The Indonesian Forestry Workers Association says the company had no choice but to remove trees as a precautionary measure, as it would have been impossible to keep all trees in the forest intact for the duration of the forest health certification process.

The group’s president, Huseyin Mahathir, said that Indonesian Forestry would not have been able to keep the trees intact for such a long period of time if they had not been given the necessary certificate.

“We want to put this incident behind us and move forward in the future, with better forest management,” Mahathur said.

“Indonesia needs to stop forest fires and trees burning and to implement the Forest Improvement Act to improve the health of our forests and to preserve the forests.”

In the lawsuit filed in the Federal Court in Jakarta, Mahathurtas claims the Indonesian forestry company was given no opportunity to review or consider the impact of the certification on its workers.

He alleges that the certification process was rushed by the company, without any input from its workers or the Indonesian Ministry of Forest Resources, the Indonesian Department of Forestry, Forestry Industry and Environment or the Forestry Regulatory Authority.

The suit also alleges that Indonesian officials failed to provide information on the process of certification before the Indonesian Forest Management Board approved the certificate, and that they failed to hold a public consultation before approving the certification.

The Indonesian government’s position on the certification has not yet been made public, but Mahathhur says he will file a lawsuit to get the information out, and to get an explanation of why it was approved so quickly.