Do the requirements apply to your business?
All businesses required to perform transaction verification for charcoal-related transactions will be notified directly by their certification body with clear instructions about timelines and requirements.
Why does FSC collect transaction verification?
Because of allegations about the integrity of the FSC-certified charcoal product type, investigations were initiated to determine the extent of the problem within the charcoal supply chain.
An investigation by Accreditation Services International revealed some volume mismatches between trading partners, and as a result, several certificates were suspended or terminated.
Because of these findings, it was determined that transaction verification and mandatory traditional wood anatomy testing should be implemented for the charcoal supply chain.
Transaction details must be submitted for 2018 quarters three and four.