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Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-STD-40-004)
Status: Consultation of draft Advice Notes and Interpretations until 06 July 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 Link
06 June to 06 July 2017

Consultation of draft Advice Notes and Interpretations: 

  • FSC-DIR-20-001
  • FSC-DIR-40-004
  • FSC Interpretations - Chain of Custody 
  • FSC Interpretations - General 
Access draft documents and comment form below
30 January 2017 CoC crosswalk comparing V3-0 and V2-1 is published Download Crosswalk document
01 January 2017 CoC standard FSC-STD-40-004 is published Download FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0
01 January 2017 CoC standard accreditation standard FSC-STD-20-011 is published Download 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). Read ToR

 

Downloads

  • Comment form_draft CoC Advice Notes and Interpretations
    Comment form_draft CoC Advice Notes and Interpretations
  • FSC-DIR-40-004_EN_CoC Certification_Draft_05June2017
    FSC-DIR-40-004_EN_CoC Certification_Draft_05June2017
  • FSC-DIR-20-001_EN_CoC Evaluations_Draft_05June2017
    FSC-DIR-20-001_EN_CoC Evaluations_Draft_05June2017
  • FSC-Interpretations_Chain of Custody_draft_05June2017
    FSC-Interpretations_Chain of Custody_draft_05June2017
  • FSC-Interpretations-General_Draft_05June2017
    FSC-Interpretations-General_Draft_05June2017
  • FSC-STD-40-004 (V3-0) EN CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFICATION
    FSC-STD-40-004 (V3-0) EN CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFICATION
  • FSC CoC Crosswalk comparing V3-0 and V2-1 of FSC-STD-40-004
    FSC CoC Crosswalk comparing V3-0 and V2-1 of FSC-STD-40-004
  • Frequent Asked Questions FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 27Mar17
    Frequent Asked Questions FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 27Mar17
  • FSC-STD-20-011 (V4-0) EN CHAIN OF CUSTODY EVALUATIONS
    FSC-STD-20-011 (V4-0) EN CHAIN OF CUSTODY EVALUATIONS
  • Impact Assessment of revised FSC-STD-40-004 standard June 2016
    Impact Assessment of revised FSC-STD-40-004 standard June 2016
  • Report on second public consultation FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 D2-0
    Report on second public consultation FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 D2-0
  • Report - First Public Consultation
    Report - First Public Consultation
  • Terms of Reference CoC Working Group
    Terms of Reference CoC Working Group