Published on 10 June 2024

Joint Press Statement :​ NREB and STA Launches 6th Environmental Compliance Audit Training, Pioneering Sustainable Environmental Practices

On 10 June 2024, the Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB) and STA commenced the 6th Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA) Training, the first of which is eligible for claims under the Human Resource Development Corporation. This sets a new standard for future training programmes offered by STA’s training arm, STA Training Sdn Bhd, and aims to promote a greener, more sustainable Sarawak. STAT is also exploring organizing other supporting courses, with strong emphasis on managing the forests sustainably.

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Published on 16 May 2024

Mandatory Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA) for Forestry Sector

The Sarawak Timber Association (STA) is proud to pioneer initiatives aimed at enhancing environmental stewardship within the forestry sector in conjunction with the upcoming implementation of mandatory Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA), effective 1 July 2024, as announced by the Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan.

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Published on 04 Apr 2024


Sarawak Timber Association (STA) commends the State Government for its persistent commitment in advancing the amendments to the Sarawak Labour Ordinance (SLO) and for its continuous efforts in engaging with Federal agencies to further refine the SLO. 

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Published on 22 Mar 2024


On this International Day of Forests, 21 March, 2024, the Forest Department Sarawak (FDS), Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), Harwood Timber Sdn Bhd (HTSB) and Sarawak Timber Association (STA) come together to commemorate the pivotal significance of forests. Together, we reaffirm our shared commitment to propel the forestry and timber industry in Sarawak forward, ensuring its sustainability while able to continue to foster economic growth and provide employment opportunities. 

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Published on 06 Mar 2024

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests

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Sarawak Timber Association (STA) is proud to host the International Conference on Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests, coinciding with the coming celebration of the International Day of Forests.

This conference is organized in collaboration with Forest Department Sarawak (FDS) and WWF-Malaysia and supported by International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). Click for the media release as well as speeches from Dato Henry Lau, Chairman of STA, Datu Haji Hamden bin Haji Mohammad, Director of Forests and Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Chairman of WWF-Malaysia.