The board’s decision was based on a commissioned report provided by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), which identified that certain intended outcomes on the ground had not completely materialised.

FPP recommended the re-association on condition that Danzer would commit to meeting additional demands. While FPP proposed immediate re-association with certain conditions to be fulfilled at a later time, the FSC board decided that re-association has to be unconditional in nature and therefore chose a more cautious approach.

FSC and Danzer will develop a ‘roadmap’, which will detail what steps must be taken by Danzer to complete its required corrective actions for re-association.