FSC-DER-2020-005 Undertaking CoC main evaluation audits remotely now includes the following changes:

  • a new option for group /multi-site managers to integrate new members to their groups / multi-sites via remote audits – based on the same type of risk assessment as certification bodies are conducting;
  • clarification on the scope of the second stage of a two-stage audit (in case of medium risk);
  • a small change for clarification on the low risk scenario for primary and secondary producers/ processors – added in the annex of the derogation.

The document Chain of Custody Interpretations (INT-STD-40-003_05) was also updated to align with the changes in the derogation.