Our Milestones

Certification

Year Event
1996 First recipient of ISO 9001:2000 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 9001:2000 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.