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Dispute resolution programme update – December 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015

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Dispute Resolution

Two new FSC Policy for Association cases were accepted.

Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) v. Fijian certificate holders Fiji Pine, Tropik Wood Industries, and Tropik Wood Products.

On 1 May 2015, FSC accepted a Policy for Association complaint filed by Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) against Fijian certificate holders Fiji Pine, Tropik Wood Industries, and Tropik Wood Products.
The complaint alleges that the mentioned companies are in violation of the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-PRO-01-004), specifically that Fijian national legislation is incompatible with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Core Conventions 87 on freedom of association and 98 on collective bargaining.

In accordance with the Processing Policy for Association Complaints in the FSC Certification Scheme (FSC-PRO-01-009), FSC International appointed a complaints panel with balanced representation from the economic, environmental, and social chambers of FSC, to conduct an evaluation of the complaint, and make a recommendation to the FSC Board of Directors for decision. The evaluation is scheduled to begin in January 2016.

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Allegations of misconduct against FSC certificate holder
WWF Germany v. Holzindustrie Schweighofer

On 24 November 2015, FSC accepted a Policy for Association complaint filed by WWF Germany against the FSC certificate holder Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS).

The complaint alleges that HS has been involved in illegal logging activities in Romania, which would be in breach of the FSC Policy for Association (FSC-PRO-01-004).

In accordance with the Processing Policy for Association Complaints in the FSC Certification Scheme (FSC-PRO-01-009), FSC International will appoint a complaints panel with balanced representation from the economic, environmental, and social chambers of FSC, to conduct an evaluation of the complaint, and make a recommendation to the FSC Board of Directors for decision. This evaluation is scheduled to begin in April 2016.

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