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FSC-STD-20-001 (V4-0) EN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FSC ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION BODIESGeneral requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies

FSC-STD-20-001 (V4-0) EN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FSC ACCREDITED CERTIFICATION BODIES

Ver.:4-0
Type:Standard (STD)
Status:approved
Code:FSC-STD-20-001
Current Version Date:Monday, 9 November 2015
Effective Date:Friday, 1 April 2016
Planned Year of Review:2020
Keywords:std-20-001, standard, accreditation

This standard specifies the accreditation requirements for all certification bodies operating FSC accredited certification programs. The objective of this standard is to ensure that these programs are managed in a competent, consistent, impartial, transparent, rigorous, reliable and credible manner, thereby facilitating their acceptance on a national and international basis and so furthering international trade and promoting sustainable development.

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