FSC Chain of Custody
What is the FSC Chain of Custody?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody standard governs the
tracking of FSC certified products from the forest to the marketplace. All
builders, contractors, publisher, printers, timber traders, product repackaging
firms and anyone using forest sourced wood and other materials for manufacture
– have to become certified in the scheme in order to use FSC trade marks
on their goods.
Selling products branded with the certified FSC logos signals your company’s desire to be an environmentally friendly and socially aware organisation, with professional management structures in place to support this.
The Benefits of FSC Certification
As suggested by its name, Chain of Custody certification is required at every stage of a product’s lifespan, from forest to consumer. In achieving the standard, your company is not only making a positive commitment to the environment and wider community, but the positive management streamlining effects of gaining accreditation will also benefit your employees, shareholders and other stakeholders.
Other benefits of the FSC Chain of Custody include adding tangible value to your products and services in terms of their environmental quality, plus giving you access to new and more environmentally aware sections of your existing marketplace – who will respond extremely favourably to FSC certification from their suppliers and partners.
How HPA Can Help
HPA can assist your organisation with all stages of successfully obtaining
FSC Chain of Custody certification. The process is straightforward and can
be outlined in the following key stages:
- Procedures and auditing
- On-site audit & implementation
- Report and certification ruling
- Maintenance of certification
Gaining FSC Chain of Custody Certification
The FSC does not carry out inspections and certifications itself,
a list of approved certification bodies. Our professional
advise your organisation on all aspects of planning, implementing,
then maintaining FSC Chain of Custody accreditation, streamlining
experience and making the entire process pain free and cost
effective. We can also advise you on your selection of an approved