Sabah mills are now undergoing compliance audits as they test the Sabah TLAS criterion on "Issuance, renewal and upgrading of mill license and conditions for operation", as well as "Worker safety and health".

All wood processing mills are required to be licensed with the Sabah Forestry Department and must comply with mill license conditions including submission of monthly mill production returns and maintenance of log delivery records.

The industry is also testing its TLAS principle on "Trade and Customs", especially on meeting export regulations.