Verifying Greenpeace Claims Report: BSI Group Issues Clarification and Summary Statement

By Bsi Group, PRNE
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LONDON, August 19, 2010 - BSI Group (BSI) has today published a clarification and summary statement
for the report "BSI-CUC Verifying Greenpeace Claims Case: PT SMART Tbk". The
report, which was produced for PT SMART, verified claims made against the
company by Greenpeace in five of its reports(1).

The clarification and summary statement has been produced on behalf of
the Independent Verification Exercise (IVEX) Team(2) to correct elements of
the report that have been misreported as it has been published and

To read the clarification and summary statement, please visit


1. The five Greenpeace reports verified were: "Burning Up Borneo",
"Illegal Forest Clearance and RSPO Greenwash: Case Studies of Sinar Mas",
"Caught Red Handed", "New Evidence: Sinar Mas - Rainforest and Peatland
Destruction" and PowerPoint Presentation: "Sinar Mas Continues Rainforest

2. The IVEX Team comprised BSI Group (BSI), Control Union Certification
(CUC) and experts from the Faculty of Forestry at Bogor Agricultural
Institute (IPB).

About BSI Group

BSI Group is a global independent business services organization that
inspires confidence and delivers assurance to over 80,000 customers with
standards-based solutions. Originating as the world's first national
standards body, BSI has over 2,500 staff operating in over 140 countries
through more than 50 global offices. BSI's key offerings are:

    - The development and sale of private, national and
    international standards and supporting information that promote and share
    best practice

    - Second and third-party management systems assessment and
    certification in all critical areas of management disciplines

    - Testing and certification of services and products for
    Kitemark(R) and CE marking to UK, European and international standards.
    BSI is a Notified Body for 15 New Approach EU Directives

    - Certification of high-risk, complex medical devices

    - Performance management software solutions

    - Supply chain security solutions which identify and mitigate risks
    in supply chains

    - Training services in support of standards implementation and
    business best practice.

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    Tel: +44(0)20-8996-6330 (24 hours)

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