FSC COC FSC-STD-40-003 (2.1)
Certification of woodworking and paper processing companies/Multiple sites
The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is a not-for-profit, international, membership-based organisation with a worldwide remit to fight for environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management.
The FSC CoC standard demands in return that processing plants or trading firms have clear and transparent procedures in place with regard to the handling of the materials they use. Exact documentation, thorough record-keeping and careful tracking of the flow of materials all play a part in improving efficiency in production processes and in providing greater proof of authenticity in purchasing and sales.
Woodworking enterprises, paper processing companies and organisations along the entire production chain.
5 years - there is an annual audit to ensure that standards are being maintained and a recertification audit after 5 years.
The SQS certificate of conformity with FSC COC has international recognition.
FSC COC can be combined with ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), BRCGS and PEFC COC.