In November 2023, Mighty Earth submitted a complaint to FSC against two organizations belonging to the Alas Kusuma group in Indonesia – PT Mayawana Persada and PT Kusuma Alam Sari. The alleged unacceptable activities mentioned in the complaint are: 

  • Conversion of natural forests into plantations 
  • Destruction of high conservation values 
  • Violation of human and traditional rights 
  • Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products.

The alleged unacceptable activities occurred in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.

According to the complaint, there is evidence for alleged unacceptable activities since 2016, and they continue to take place even in 2023. Hence, FSC will be processing this case according to the provisions of FSC Policy for Association version 3 (FSC-POL-01-004 V3-0), which became effective on 1 January 2023.

The Alas Kusuma group is associated with FSC through three organizations in its group that are FSC certified.

The next step in this process is to explore whether alternative dispute resolution (ADR) measures, further investigations or a direct decision may be pursued.


A summary of steps taken and outcomes in the case to date.

November 2023

Mighty Earth submits complaint to FSC.

December 2023

After reviewing the complaint, FSC decides to launch a case against Alas Kusuma.