Complainant & Defendant requested
to verify there is no conflict of interest by the selected IGP members.
3 July 2019
Independent Grievance Panel (IGP) members are selected.
IGP Terms of Reference is approved by
the HCSA EC.
3 May 2019
Complainant is updated on grievance
status and is informed an IGP will be
established to adjudicate the grievance.
30 April 2019
HCSA secretariat sends a communication
to GVL on expected date of submission of GVL’s HCS assessments and receives no response.
12 April 2019
The HCSA Executive Committee decides that an
independent panel will be established to adjudicate the grievance.
13 Nov 2018
HCSA secretariat & GVL
representatives meet and it is confirmed that HCS forests have been cleared and
GVL estimates the HCS assessments will be ready by March 2019. GVL follows up
by sending HCSA the updated action plan.
5 November 2018
HCSA clarifies with GAR that GVL is a
GAR operation of investment and is within the scope of GAR’s HCSA membership
22 October 2018
HCSA secretariat issues a statement
clarifying GVL is not a HCSA member.
HCSA sends complainant a commitment to
investigate the raised grievance.
A conference call with HCSA ED,
co-chairs and GVL and GAR representatives is conducted on the raised
grievance concerns. GVL discusses its action plan published on 20
The Executive Committee (EC) of the
HCSA Steering Group agreed to develop a grievance protocol for assessing
2 July 2018
HCSA receives grievance letter on GVL
HCS & HCV clearing and FPIC violations in concessions in Liberia from
Milieudefensie Sustainable Development Institute and Friends of the Earth USA
and link to report ‘High Risk in the Rainforest’ documenting the evidence.