Greenpeace writes: “March 26, 2018: Shift in Greenpeace International membership in the Forest Stewardship Council.
Greenpeace International was a founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), but now has decided to not renew its FSC membership due to inconsistent implementation and failures to protect forests.
[…] we believe transparency is the foundation of accountability and responsible sourcing of products. It is now becoming the norm across commodity supply chains. To be considered credible, a forest certification scheme must publish digital maps for certified forest management units and sourcing areas deemed by the system to be ‘low risk’. Neither FSC, nor any other timber certification schemes, currently publish maps globally, or make audit reports publicly available for all Chain of Custody certificates.”
As stated in this article (Transparent and successful communication about your forest project), we think it is necessary to communicate more transparently based on an Open Data Approach. This also includes the publishing of maps.