The Indonesian Ecolabelling Institute (LEI) is a constituent-based organization, with membership divided into 4 (four) constituent rooms, namely the private, public, observer and eminent person rooms. Details about LEI membership can be read in the LEI Articles of Association starting from article 10 as shown below. To become an LEI member, you must first register with the LEI by filling out a membership form.
The registration form with CV and/or profiles of institutions and companies, as well as recommendations from existing members (recommendations for members can be followed later) can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to LEI’s address at Taman Bogor Baru Blok B4 No. 12, Bogor.
The following are the articles of LEI’s membership association :
1. LEI membership consists of individuals and organizations/institutions that are not state administrators and/or political parties.
2. All LEI members are grouped into 4 (four) member groups, namely: (1) Community; (2) Business; (3) Observer; and (4) Eminent persons.
a). Community groups include individuals and representatives of people’s institutions/organizations who have direct interaction and/or are the first beneficiaries of natural resource management.
b). The business group includes representatives of business entities that manage natural resources for commercial purposes.
c). Observer groups include individuals and representatives of institutions/organizations who have concerns and concerns about natural resource management issues,
d). The Eminent Persons group includes individuals who have been proven and widely recognized to have the capacity and ability to contribute to the achievement of the organization’s vision and mission. Membership of the eminent persons group is at the request of LEI based on the proposal from the members, the requirements and recruitment process will be determined in a separate regulation.
3. The membership of each group is sought to reflect an understanding of the interests of social, economic and environmental aspects.
4. Organizations/institutions that are members of the LEI must appoint their permanent personal representatives to the LEI with a valid letter of assignment.
5. Each party is valid to become a member of LEI after fulfilling certain requirements as stipulated in Article 18
6. LEI may appoint an Extraordinary Member based on certain considerations.
- LEI membership consists of (1) Ordinary Members; and (2) Extraordinary Members
- Extraordinary Members are parties who are also interested in natural resource management issues, but due to one reason or another and to avoid conflicts of interest, cannot become Ordinary Members.
- Membership of Extraordinary Members is based on the need for the Institution to communicate with and consult with the parties concerned, and is determined based on the request of the Institution.
- In the event that the Extraordinary Members come from certain organizations, governmental or non-governmental organizations, the Extraordinary Members act on behalf of their respective organizations.
- All members, both Ordinary Members and Extraordinary Members, have the right to join the Congress, unless otherwise provided for in the Administration of Congress.
- All members, both Ordinary Members and Extraordinary Members, have the right to make suggestions and suggestions related to the activities of the Institution, in order to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of LEI.
- All members, both Ordinary Members and Extraordinary Members, have the right to receive information relating to all LEI activities.
- Ordinary Members have voting rights in the decision-making process, as well as the right to vote and be elected in the process of developing the LEI organizational structure.
- Extraordinary Members only have the right to speak, and have no voting rights in the decision-making process.
- Extraordinary Members do not have the right to vote and the right to be elected.
Each Member, both Ordinary Member and Extraordinary Member, is obliged to carry out the following matters:
- Actively involved in organizational activities to advance the organization.
- Maintain the good name of LEI by not taking actions that are contrary to the vision, mission, and goals of LEI, and not taking other actions that violate the law.
- Paying fixed and variable fees.
- The procedure for payment of these contributions will be regulated in a separate regulation, which is drawn up by the Executive Board and approved by the Member Trusteeship Council.
Each prospective member, both Ordinary Member and Extraordinary Member, must meet the following requirements:
- Individuals who are Indonesian citizens or institutions that are Indonesian legal entities, as evidenced by the existence of a legally valid proof document and/or a certificate that can be accounted for before the court.
- Especially for community groups, the existence of the institution/organization is sufficient to be proven by organizational documents.
- Submit a written application to the Executive Board accompanied by an explanation of the reasons for supporting the LEI, and understanding the vision, mission, and objectives of the LEI.
- In terms of membership of the organization, the vision, mission, and goals of the organization concerned do not conflict with the vision, mission, and objectives of the LEI.
- For organizations/institutions that have commercial activities, additional documentation is required relating to the commercial activities carried out and activities related to natural resource management.
- For commercial institutions as referred to in paragraph (5) that submit applications, they must attach legal information and documentation, operating licenses and annual reports which will be periodically evaluated by the Executive Board.
- Written applications submitted must obtain a recommendation by at least three LEI members for prospective organizations and two recommendations for individual candidates.
- LEI reserves the right to request other additional information if deemed necessary.
Members will lose their membership status due to the following:
- Resignation, which must be notified in writing two months before the effective date of the resignation.
- Death for individual members or disbandment for members of institutions/organizations.
- In the event of the death of a member, the capacity of that member cannot be transferred to another person, even if there is a will or other form of legal document. All contributions that have been made by a Member during his lifetime will be considered as inheritance given to LEI.
- The issuance of a decision on the inactivity of certain members by Congress based on reasons deemed adequate for Congress.
- The following can be considered as causes of inactivity: (a). participate in activities that are against the interests of the Organization. (b). that the Member no longer meets the requirements necessary to become a Member, (c). that the payment of the annual obligation is not made on time, and therefore the rights of the Member are suspended, including the right to vote until this contribution is paid. (d). has committed an unlawful act as evidenced by a court decision which has permanent legal force.
- In the case referred to in Paragraph 5 as requested by the Trusteeship Council Member, the Executive Board will request the Member concerned to submit a statement within 4 (four) months from the date the announcement of the inactivity was sent, to provide the Trusteeship Council Member with the reasons stated below. does not confirm process inactivity.
- Once the Member’s Trusteeship Council has examined this statement, then the MPA shall advise the Member at the time of Congress whether or not to remove this member. If within 2 (two) months, as of the Member’s acceptance of this suggestion, the Member does not raise any objection to this, then the Executive Board, at the request of the Member’s Trusteeship Council, will send all relevant information to the session of the Member’s Trusteeship Council, to adopt a final decision.