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Global Witness V. Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH)
Status: End of disassociation (on probationary basis)


Global Witness (GW)

Dalhoff Larsen and Horneman (DLH)

10 February 2014

24 February 2014

Denmark/ Liberia

The complaint alleged that DLH had purchased illegal timber harvested under Liberian Private Use Permits, and that this timber was exported to Bangladesh, China and France.


Date Event
01/02/2016 DLH submits to FSC the first progress report on the implementation of the Action Plan.
21/12/2015 FSC ends the disassociation with DLH on a probationary basis.
16/12/2015 DLH submits documentation to FSC showing the progress made towards the fulfillment of the conditions to end the disassociation.
12/11/2015 FSC Board of Directors approves the action plan.
23/10/2015 DLH presents an action plan to FSC describing the activities that DLH will undertake to compensate three communities in Liberia.
12/02/2015 FSC disassociation from the DLH Group is made public on FSC website.
09/02/2015 FSC Director General Kim Carstensen informs GW about the decision to disassociate from DLH.
30/01/2015 FSC Director General Kim Carstensen informs DLH about the decision to disassociate from DLH.
08/01/2015 FSC Board of Directors takes the final decision to disassociate from the DLH Group, and agrees on the set of conditions that DLH shall fulfill in order to end the disassociation.
10/12/2014 – 08/01/2015 The FSC Quality Assessment Unit develops a briefing paper on the social and environmental impacts of the incorrect issuance of private use permits in Liberia, and an analysis of DLH’s due diligence system.
10/12/2014 FSC Board of Directors discusses the recommendation by the complaints panel
01/12/2014 The FSC Quality Assurance Unit produces a quality assessment report, assessing the quality of the complaints panel evaluation report.
26/11/2014 Parties to the complaint submit a statement regarding their position in relation to the recommendation of the complaints panel.
11/11/2014 Public summary and the recommendation of the complaints panel are shared with the parties.
11/11/2014 Complaints panel submits its evaluation report and public summary, recommending disassociation from DLH and all its subsidiaries.
01/07/2014 – 11/11/2014 Complaints panel undertakes an independent evaluation of the complaint.
01/07/2014 – 02/07/2014 First complaints panel meeting in London.
01/07/2014 Complaints panel is established.
24/02/2014 FSC accepts the complaint filed by GW.
10/02/2014 GW files a complaint against DLH with FSC International.