What is FSC and the Chain of Custody?.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization created to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests .

Chain of Custody is the route products take from the forest, to the point where the product is sold with an FSC claim. The CoC includes each of the sourcing, processing, trading, and distribution stages, where moving to the next stage of the supply chain involves a change of ownership of the product.

The objective of this standard is to provide the minimum management and production requirements for CoC within an organization in order to demonstrate that forest-based materials and products purchased, labeled and sold as FSC certified originate from responsibly managed forests and that the associated statements are legitimate and accurate.

CoC certification is mandatory for all organizations in the forest-based product supply chain that have legal ownership of FSC-certified products and that perform at least one of the following activities:

a) sale of FSC certified products with FSC claims in sales documents

b) labeling of products as FSC certified;

c) manufacturing or change in composition (eg, mixing or adding forest-based materials to the product) or physical integrity (eg, repackaging or relabeling) of products sold with FSC claims;

d) promotion of FSC-certified products (with exceptions covered by FSC-STD-50-002 Requirements for promotional use of FSC trademarks by non-certified entities).

What is PEFC and Chain of Custody?

PEFC Council (PEFC International), a program for the recognition of forest certification, is the global organization that promotes sustainable forest management through forest certification and the labeling of forest products.

Chain of Custody is the route that products take from the forest, to the point where the product is sold, providing assurance that the forest and tree material in products with a PEFC claim or label comes from sustainably managed forests, recycled and/or PEFC controlled sources.

•The PURPOSE of the PEFC standard is to enable organizations to provide accurate and verifiable information that forest and tree products come from PEFC certified sustainably managed forests, recycled and PEFC controlled sources.

•This standard has the SCOPE of establishing the requirements that an organization must meet to successfully implement a chain of custody for forest and tree products, and to make PEFC declarations to its clients about the origin of forest and tree products in managed forests. sustainable, recycled and PEFC controlled sources.

•These chain of custody requirements describe the process of how to classify products of forest and tree origin, according to specific material categories to transfer information from the origin of the purchased raw material to the output products of an organization. This standard establishes three optional approaches for the chain of custody: the physical separation method, the percentage method and the credit method.
This standard also specifies the management system requirements for the implementation and management of the chain of custody process, including health, safety and labor requirements.

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