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Join revision process for the Chain of Custody Standard

Join revision process for the Chain of Custody Standard

FSC has opened the registration to join the revision process of the chain of custody certification and the chain of custody evaluations standards. Sign up to contribute to the development of key concepts and fundamental aspects that will shape the revision by filling out this form.

FSC is revising the FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Certification and the FSC-STD-20-011 Chain of Custody Evaluations. Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification is the core standard that specifies the requirements which apply to all CoC-certified and applicant organizations with respect to sourcing, processing, labelling, and sale of forest-based products as FSC certified. The standard will be revised together with Chain of Custody Evaluations Standard, which provides the requirements for FSC-accredited certification bodies for auditing CoC organizations against applicable requirements of the FSC normative framework. Please access the process page here to learn more about this joint revision.

This revision process will be conducted alongside with FSC-STD-40-007 Sourcing reclaimed material for use in FSC Product Groups or FSC Certified Projects and FSC-STD-40-003 Chain of Custody Certification of Multiple Sites (and related procedures). FSC will explore the feasibility of merging the documents, thus streamlining the normative framework.

Source: FSC News, July 25, 2023