Thursday, 19 December 2013
Online Claims Platform update
Bonn, 19 December 2013 – FSC acknowledges the concerns of some companies related to the Online Claims Platform (OCP). During consultations with a variety of organizations, it has been clear that all agree the integrity of FSC certification must be protected. At the same time, a number of companies are not yet convinced that the OCP is the appropriate answer.
FSC has listened to these concerns, and these have been shared with the FSC Board of Directors. The Board, the international FSC secretariat and FSC regional and national offices treat these concerns as being of utmost importance. Therefore, FSC has decided to engage in a process of further dialogue with concerned parties before deciding on the way forward in early 2014.
Because there are many companies who are eager to continue testing and using the OCP, this process will continue alongside our ongoing discussions with concerned companies, and the live version of the OCP will open in April 2014 for those organizations that wish to use or test it further.