FSC®-Chain of Custody
FSC® Certificate, Proof of Forest Protection
The Forest Stewardship Council was established in 1993 as a worldwide, independent and non-profit organization with the purpose to ensure a sustainable and responsible forest management by means of defined standards and certification. Based on this, FSC® defined criteria for an adequate forest management in the forest companies and requirements on wood processing and trading companies.
Increasingly, governments and other organizations specify FSC® certified products in their purchasing policies. FSC® certification provides a credible guarantee to customers, including end-users, by providing products with a FSC® certificate code showing that they originated from managed forests, controlled sources, reclaimed materials or a mixture of the three. FSC® certification helps to protect your brand and reputation and it allows you to access highly environmentally sensitive markets. An independent certification as provided through TÜV Rheinland ensures that your wooden products come from sustainable forest cultivation. This strengthens the customers’ confidence in these products.
We deliver FSC® certification services in association with LGA InterCert GmbH.
Benefits At A Glance
With FSC® CoC certification from LGA InterCert GmbH, you:
- Show that your wood products come from sustainable forest cultivation
- Prove responsible production and consumption of forest products
- Strengthens customers’ confidence in your products
- Enable consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment and also provide ongoing business value
- Secure quality and your lead against the competition by streamlining processes and reducing costs
- Demonstrate your commitment to corporate social responsibility, the environment, and society
- Improve your access to target groups and markets, where environmental protection is a top priority
- Rely on our one-stop services from our network and team of experts for product testing and systems validation
Target Groups for FSC® CoC Certification
Any company that works with wood or paper can be certified. We audit all manner of firms - from raw wood processors to manufacturers of consumer goods made of wood or paper. Pure trading companies - as a link in the processing chain - also stand to benefit from certification.
- FSC® COC (Chain-of-Custody) certification service
- FSC® labeling service
The Ways We Help You
- Capability review: Define FSC® COC status, examine readiness for audit
- Pre-audit (optional): Pre-evaluate FSC® COC
- Document review: Review the compliance of your documents with FSC standards
- Certification Audit: Carry out on-site evaluation of the effectiveness
- Deviation handling: Implement corrective action and follow-up
- Issuing certificate: Obtain certificate and start to use TÜV Rheinland logo and TUVdotCOM
- Ongoing surveillance: Continuously evaluate your compliance with the standards
- Training and Consulting
- One-stop service including products testing and systems validation
FSC® Certification Requirements
- Universal requirements for COC control that apply to all COC operations
- Presents three control systems covering FSC® claims on output, with organizations required to choose one system for each established FSC® product group
- Supplementary requirements addressing specific situations for COC control systems
- All wooden products
- Products based on wood including paper、packaging、boards、paper pul,etc.