CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFICATION (FSC-STD-40-004)

Status: Standard published on 01 January 2017


Overview 

Title: Chain of Custody Certification
Code: FSC-STD-40-004
Type: Standard
Coordinator: Lucia Massaroth
Purpose: The FSC-STD-40-004 is the main standard for companies that manufacture, process or trade in timber and non-timber forest products.
Objective(s): The objective of this process is to review and streamline the COC standard to ensure continued relevance and effectiveness in demonstrating that materials and products purchased, labelled and sold as FSC-certified are authentic and associated claims are truthful and correct.
Working Group:
  • Jakob Ryding, Forests of the World (Denmark)
  • Per Funkquist, Korsnäs AB (Sweden)
  • Andres Venegas, Individual (Chile)
  • Corris van den Berg, SGS (South Africa)
  • Torge Petersen, GFA (Germany)
  • Tammy Coe, Rainforest Alliance (US)
  • Henry Krueger, Smurfit Kappa (Germany)
  • Ave Saksen, JELD-WEN Europe (Estonia)
  • André Deschamps, De & D Consult (Belgium)

Timeline

Date Activity
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30 January 2017
CoC crosswalk comparing V3-0 and V2-1 is publishedDownload Crosswalk document
01 January 2017
CoC standard FSC-STD-40-004 is publishedDownload FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0
01 January 2017
CoC standard accreditation standard FSC-STD-20-011 is publishedDownload FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0
16 November 2016
CoC standard FSC-STD-40-004 and accreditation standard FSC-STD-20-011 are approved by the FSC Board

Revision process is closed
15 June to 31 August 2016
CoC standard FSC-STD-40-004 and accreditation standard FSC-STD-20-011 are open for 77-days public consultation

Consultation is closed
28 April 2016
Call for working group social member Process is closed
28 September 2015
CoC revision webinar recording on Draft Version 2 Download webinar
01 September 2015
Draft Version 2 of the Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-STD-40-004) is publicly consulted. Consultation is closed
01 September 2015
Round 2 consultation: 60-day public consultation opens. If after the second round of public consultation there are substantive, unresolved issues, a third round shall be required. Consultation is closed
01 September 2015
FSC Chain of Custody Revision Crosswalk Consultation is closed
01 September 2015
Discussion Paper: Alternatives for strengthening and streamlining the FSC CoC Read document
01 September 2015
Results of the first public consultation Read document
18 December 2014
Round 1 consultation: 70-day public consultation opens. Read Technical News update
18 December 2014
Draft Version 1 of the Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-STD-40-004) is publicly consulted.

Consultation is closed
20 April 2012
A technical Working Group established for the revision of Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-STD-40-004).
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