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Title

Chain of Custody Certification (FSC-STD-40-004)

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

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
01 January 2017
CoC standard FSC-STD-40-004 is published
01 January 2017
CoC standard accreditation standard FSC-STD-20-011 is published
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
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
01 September 2015
Results of the first public consultation
18 December 2014
Round 1 consultation: 70-day public consultation opens.
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).
FSC-POL-01-004 V3_D4.1_as reference for consultation of procedures.pdf
PDF, Size: 935.63KB
FSC-DIR-40-004_EN_CoC_Certification_DRAFT_05June2017.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.02MB
FSC-DIR-20-011_EN_COC_Evaluations_DRAFT_05June2017.pdf
PDF, Size: 625.44KB
FSC-Interpretations-Chain of Custody-DRAFT_05June2017.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.40MB
FSC-Interpretations-General-DRAFT_05June2017.pdf
PDF, Size: 914.96KB
FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 EN Chain of Custody Certification.pdf
PDF, Size: 1.04MB
FSC COC CROSSWALK comparing V3-0 and V2-1 of FSC-STD-40-004.pdf
PDF, Size: 794.10KB
Frequent Asked Questions FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 27Mar17.pdf
PDF, Size: 302.81KB
FSC-STD-20-011 V4-0 EN Chain of Custody Evaluations.pdf
PDF, Size: 615.90KB
Impact Assessment of revised FSC-STD-40-004 standard June 2016.pdf
PDF, Size: 380.94KB
Report of the second public consultation of FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 D2-0.pdf
PDF, Size: 4.13MB
Report of the first public consultation of FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0 D1-0.pdf
PDF, Size: 3.31MB
Terms of Reference COC working group.pdf
PDF, Size: 113.83KB
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