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Greenpeace Complaint Against Siforco in the DRC Closed and Re-Association of the Danzer Group
In November 2011, Greenpeace International filed a complaint against FSC’s association with Siforco and its parent company The Danzer Group. Effective 21 May 2013, the FSC Board of Directors decided to disassociate from the Danzer Group. On 14 August 2014, FSC announced the lifting of the disassociation.

FSC disassociated from Danzer and set a number of conditions that Danzer had to fulfil before re-applying for certification. In January and February 2014 the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) conducted field missions to verify Danzer’s and Siforco’s fulfillment of these conditions. Subsequently, the FSC Board of Directors (BoD) decided that it did not have enough evidence to be confident that the conditions had been completely fulfilled and asked FSC to negotiate a roadmap for re-association with Danzer.

In 2014 FPP conducted desk audits and a field visit to Bumba to verify the fulfillment of the roadmap. Based on the findings of the FPP report and an assessment by the FSC Quality Assurance Unit, FSC decided to lift the disassociation from the Danzer Group.


Re-association process of Danzer

Archieve of Documents related to the Complaint


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  • FSC Assessment of the Fulfilment of the Roadmap for Re-association by Danzer
    FSC Assessment of the Fulfilment of the Roadmap for Re-association by Danzer
  • Final report by FPP to FSC to document completion of the roadmap towards the re-association of Danzer
    Final report by FPP to FSC to document completion of the roadmap towards the re-association of Danzer
  • FSC Danzer Re-association Statement
    FSC Danzer Re-association Statement
  • FSC Statement Danzer Re-association FR
    FSC Statement Danzer Re-association FR