Our Milestones

Certification

Year Event
1996 First recipient of ISO 9001:1994 Quality Management System in Malaysia for forest operations which covers design and planning of harvesting activities, transporting and marketing of merchantable timber logs.
1996 Samling Plywood (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd, Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd and Samling Plywood (Baramas) Sdn Bhd obtain ISO 9001:1994 for the manufacture of hardwood plywood.
2003 Samling DorFoHom Sdn Bhd (now known as Magna-Foremost Sdn Bhd) obtains the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) Certificate for Chain-of-Custody to provide an assurance to buyers that their timber products are manufactured from MTCC-certified sources of wood-based materials.

Samling DorFoHom Sdn Bhd (now known as Magna-Foremost Sdn Bhd) obtains FSC's certification for Chain-of-Custody for molded door skin (molded cellular wood panel)
2003-2004 Sarawak plywood mills obtain Japanese Agricultural Standards for plywood panels exported to Japan.
2004 First privately-managed company in Malaysia and the only one in Sarawak to obtain the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) Certificate for Forest Management with respect to approximately 56,000 hectares of our Sela'an Linau Forest Management Unit (FMU). The certification provides an assurance that the FMU adhere to good forest management practices as required by the forest management standard.

Samling Plywood (Baramas) Sdn Bhd obtains the MTCS Certificate for Chain-of-Custody for plywood products in Malaysia.

Samling Plywood (Baramas) Sdn Bhd and Samling Plywood (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd obtain CE Marking for plywood exported to Europe.

Samling Fibreboard Sdn Bhd (now known as Daiken Miri Sdn Bhd) obtains Japanese Industrial Standards for fibreboard exported to Japan.
2005 FSC forest management certification for approximately 35,000 hectares, which represents all of our gross plantation area in New Zealand.
2006 Daiken Miri Sdn Bhd obtains ISO 9001:2000 certification for production, marketing, design and development of medium density fibreboards (MDF).
2006 First private company to receive FSC forest management certification in Guyana for approximately 570,000 hectares, representing 35.4% of our gross forest areas in Guyana.

Riverside Plywood Corporation, China, obtains CE Marking for plywood exported to Europe.
2007 Suspension of FSC forest management certification for BCL in Guyana. The company is committed to the reinstatement of the certificate.

FSC certification for Chain-of-Custody for plywood in the PRC.

Riverside Plywood Corporation, China obtains FSC's certification for Chain-of-Custody for certain plywood, door and flooring products.

Samling Plywood (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd obtains FSC's certification for Chain-of-Custody for plywood products.

Sarawak plywood mills obtain ISO9001:2000/CNS 12681 Quality Management System for the manufacture of hardwood plywood and veneer accredited by Taiwan's Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection (BSMI).

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd (Miri) obtains British Standard's ISO 9001:2000 for the design and manufacture of wood-based building components and ready-to-assemble furniture.
2008 Samling Plywood (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd obtains California Air Resources Board (CARB) Certificate for its hardwood plywood and industrial panels for exports to North America.

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd (Port Klang) obtains ISO 9001:2000 (STANDARDS & UKAS) for the design and manufacturing of wood-based furniture components.

Magna Foremost Sdn Bhd obtains North America's CARB Certificate for Conformity in compliance to the formaldehyde emission standard for its medium density fibreboard.
2009 Samling Plywood (Baramas) Sdn Bhd obtains CARB Certificate for its hardwood plywood and wall and industrial panels.

Daiken Miri Sdn Bhd obtains CARB Certificate for its fibreboard.

Samling Plywood (Baramas) Sdn Bhd and Samling Plywood (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd obtain StandardsMark Licence plywood manufactured to Australian Standards.

Sela'an Linau FMU MTCC Certification assessed to the MC&I (2001) standards expired. We are actively pursuing the recertification of the FMU under the restructured Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) assessed to MC&I (2002) standards.
2012 Barama Company Limited successfully received the Verified Legal Origin (VLO) certificate on 7 November 2012, after completing a comprehensive audit in July 2012. The area covered by the VLO certificate represents the largest single block of tropical forest in the world to be certified under a VLO type of scheme.
2014 Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd's industrial tree plantation (ITP) in Segan, (Bintulu Division, Sarawak is the first ITP with fully sustainable production in Malaysia to obtain forest plantation management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The certified licenced planted forest (LPF/0014) covers an area of 10,800 hectares.

Grand Paragon Sdn Bhd is Chain of Custody certified to sell products as FSC100% by SCS Global Services.

Daiken Miri Sdn Bhd obtains ISO 14001: 2004 for the production, marketing, design and development of medium density fiberboard (MDF) from SOCOTEC Certification International, UK.
2015 Grand Paragon Sdn Bhd , Magna Foremost Sdn Bhd and Samling Plywood (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd obtains Certificate for Chain of Custody of forest based products under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd (Miri) obtains British Standard’s ISO 18001:2007 for the design and manufacture of wood-based building components, furniture component and fire rated doors.

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd (Miri) obtains British Standard’s ISO 14001:2004 for the design and manufacture of wood-based building components, furniture component and fire rated doors.
2016 Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd Miri obtains FSC Chain-of-Custody from certification body, Swiss Association for Quality and Management System SQS for manufacture of wood-based furniture components, building components and doors.

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd Miri obtains PEFC Chain-of-Custody from DQS CFS GmbH (German Association for Sustainability) for manufacture of wood-based furniture components, building components and doors.

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd (Miri) and Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd (Site 2) Miri obtains Certificate for Chain of Custody to manufacture and sell of PEFC certified and PEFC controlled source furniture components, building components and door under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
2017 Samling Reforestation (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd's industrial tree plantation (ITP) in Lana (Bintulu Division, Sarawak) obtains the forest plantation management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The certified licenced planted forest (LPF/0006) covers an area of 9,393 hectares.

Samling Plywood (Baramas) Sdn Bhd’s timber concession T/0411 obtains Global Forestry Services (GFS) certification for the compliance of the Sarawak Timber Legality Verification System (STLVS) Principles 1-4 of the Legality Standard of Forest Management for Sarawak. Forest Timber Licence (FTL) T/0411 covers a total gross area of about 68,365 hectares.

Samling Plywood (Lawas) Sdn Bhd’s timber concessions T/0404 & T/0405 obtains Global Forestry Services (GFS) certification for the compliance of the Sarawak Timber Legality Verification System (STLVS) Principles 1-4 of the Legality Standard of Forest Management for Sarawak. Forest Timber Licences (FTL) T/0404 & T/0405 covers a total gross area of about 132,333 and 158,661 hectares respectively.

Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd obtains Global Forestry Services (GFS) certification for the compliance of the Sarawak Timber Legality Verification System (STLVS) Principles 5-6 for Chain of Custody.

Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd obtains PEFC Chain of Custody certificate from DQS CFS GmbH (German Association for Sustainability) for manufacture of plywood as 100% PEFC certified materials.

Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd obtains FSC Chain of Custody certificate from SQS Swiss Association for Quality and Management System for manufacture of plywood.

Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd obtains California Air Resources Board (CARB) & Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate from Certification Services International for its plywood for exports to United States of America.

Samling Housing Products Sdn Bhd Miri obtains OHSAS 18001:2007 certificate from AGM Certification Sdn Bhd.
2018 Ravenscourt Forest Management Unit (FMU) in Lawas Division, Sarawak is the first certified FMU in the Heart of Borneo to obtain the Forest Management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Ravenscourt FMU covers an area of 117,941 hectares

Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd’s Ulu Trusan FMU in Lawas Division, Sarawak obtains the Forest Management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Ulu Trusan FMU covers an area of 99,751 hectares.

Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn Bhd (SST Lighterage) and Samling Resources Sdn Bhd obtains Quality Management System - ISO 9001:2015 certification from SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd, and IQ NET.
2019 Samling Reforestation (Bintulu) Sdn Bhd's industrial tree plantation (ITP) in Marudi (Miri Division, Sarawak) obtains the forest plantation management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The certified licenced planted forest (LPF/0008) covers an area of 19,941 hectares

Suasana Pertiwi Sdn Bhd’s Forest Timber licence T/3670 achieved the Global Forestry Services (GFS) certification for the compliance of the Sarawak Timber Legality Verification System (STLVS) Principles 1-4 of the Legality Standard of Forest Management for Sarawak. Forest Timber Licence (FTL) T/3670 covers a total gross area of about 35,379 hectares.

Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd obtains SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd’s Chain-of-Custody, which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for the manufacture and sale of PEFC certified plywood.

Samling Housing Product Sdn Bhd (Sg Buloh), Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd and Grand Paragon Sdn Bhd’s mills are Chain of Custody certified to sell products as FSC100% by SCS Global Services.
2020 Samling Plywood (Miri) Sdn Bhd’s Gerenai Forest Management Unit (FMU) in Sarawak obtains the Forest Management certification under the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS), which is endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). Gerenai FMU covers an area of 148,305 hectares.