With an outstanding victory, holding 88,4 percent of the votes, Rulita Wijayaningdyah from KAHUTINDO, Indonesia, has been re-elected as a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Board of Directors representing the Social Chamber South.
BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson stated: ‘Over the last three years Rulita has shown a clear and effective competence in consolidating workers’ issues in the FSC system. The fact that she got remarkable support in the Three Chambers of FSC is a testimony of her capacity to build bridges and build coalitions to attain true sustainability in forests’.
The BWI family is pleased to see Rulita as a Board Member at FSC, as her role is fundamental to continue securing workers’ rights within the system. Rulita has served in the FSC International Board of Directors representing the Social Chamber South for the term 2014-2017, and has been appointed the Board Chairperson for 2016-2017. During her new term, her insights, experiences and lessons learned from the FSC membership and stakeholders will provide an opportunity to consolidate some of the advances in the field of workers’ rights within the FSC governance system, standards and the global forest industry in general.
With 33,045 Chain of Custody certifications, 1507 Forest Management certificates, and around 200,000,000 hectares of certified forest areas, FSC is an important tool to realise the goals of Decent Work in partnership with trade unions all over the world.
The BWI would also like to take the opportunity to thank all affiliates who supported Rulita as well as BWI-partner organisations and individuals who have campaigned on her behalf.