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Open for Consultation: Chain-of-Custody Project Certification

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Stakeholders are invited to comment on revised draft standards FSC-STD-40-006 Chain of Custody Standard for Project Certification and FSC-STD-20-011Chain of Custody Evaluations from 13 November 2018 to 13 January 2019.

To streamline how we certify projects, two chain-of-custody standards are open for consultation.

 FSC-STD-40-006 Chain of Custody Standard for Project Certification

This standard specifies the requirements for project certification; defined as objects or buildings and construction projects that use FSC-certified or reclaimed forest-based materials.

The main changes to this standard are:

·         A single certificate can include into its scope multiple entities and multiple projects.

·         Groups and multi-site organizations can apply for project certification.

·         New claims can be made about a project and specific components of a project.

 FSC-STD-20-011 Chain of Custody Evaluations This standard specifies the requirements for FSC-accredited certification bodies to evaluate FSC-certified projects.

The main changes to this standard are:

·         Additions and changes to auditing requirements.

PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSULTATION OF FSC-STD-40-006 Chain of Custody Standard for Project Certification NOW.

PARTICIPATE IN THE CONSULTATION of FSC-STD-20-011 Chain of Custody Evaluations NOW.

For more information about this process, please visit our current process page. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Evelin Fagundes dos Santos at e.fagundes@fsc.org.


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