FSC does not issue certificates itself. The certification process is carried out by independent organizations called certification bodies.
These certification bodies assess forest management and chain of custody operations against the applicable Forest Stewardship Standards. Only FSC accredited certification bodies are authorized to issue FSC certificates.
To give you a first estimate regarding cost and time needed the certification body will need some basic information about your operation. The certification body will provide you with information about the requirements for FSC certification.
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A certification audit takes place to assess your company’s qualifications for certification.
After working with a Certification Body(CB), towards achieving full FSC requirements compliance, your operation will receive it's FSC Certificate.