19 F, Level 19, Menara PGRM 8
Jalan Pudu Ulu, Che
Kuala Lumpur 56100
Interest in Forestry: central
Vision: To be recognised as the leading timber certification organisation for tropical forests.
Mission To establish and operate a credible and internationally recognised national timber certification scheme towards promoting sustainable forest management in Malaysia
Client's Charter An applicant for forest management certification will be informed of the decision regarding the application not later than 100 working days from the date of assessment of the applicant.
An applicant for chain-of-custody certification will be informed of the decision regarding the application not later than 60 working days from the date of assessment of the applicant.
Corporate Profile MTCC was established in October 1998 to develop and operate a voluntary national timber certification scheme in Malaysia. Incorporated under the Companies Act 1965 as a company limited by guarantee, MTCC is governed by a Board of Trustees and started its operation in January 1999.
In performing its role, MTCC's main activities are to:
Operate a voluntary national timber certification scheme.
Cooperate and liaise with the appropriate standards setting body in formulating standards related to timber certification and keeping them under review periodically.
Process applications for timber certification, exercise control over assessments of forest management and chain-of-custody in the applicant enterprises, and make decisions regarding the applications for certification
Formulate procedures and guidelines for assessment of forest management and chain-of-custody.
Implement a system to monitor the operation of the certification scheme, including appeals procedures, surveillance mechanism for periodic review of compliance by certified enterprises, and rules for the use and issuance of certificates.
Liaise closely with the national accreditation body and other certification organisations in matters related to timber certification.
Coordinate with national, regional and international bodies related to timber certification to facilitate cooperation and mutual recognition arrangements
Conduct programmes to promote and publicise the timber certification scheme, both locally and internationally.