It is customary in many organisations to give out-going staff a photo-album showing the person’s accomplishments, for them to cherish in future years. We can’t do that for Heiko Liedeker, who is finally departing as FSC Executive Director, but what we would like to do with this posting is to show some of what has gone so badly wrong in the past – and what we expect the new Executive Director to put right.
The people or the paper industry?
Press release from Geasphere, South Africa:
FSC-certified plantations suck Sudwala caves dry
Philip Owen of Geasphere in South Africa circulated this statement and article about the impacts of Sappi’s FSC-certified plantations on the water flow in the Sudwala Caves.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
A couple of weeks ago, FSC-Watch received this email from Wally Menne of TimberWatch in South Africa. It raises an interesting point – the FSC International Secretariat produces almost exclusively good news, no matter what is happening in the outside world. So far, Wally has not received either a reply or an acknowledgment of his email. We will, of course, be happy to post FSC’s response when it appears.