Chain of Custody

Thank you for your interest and commitment to the FSCs Chain of Custody certification. Chain of Custody certificate holders are required to implement and maintain a chain of custody management system to ensure their continuous conformity with all applicable certification requirements. 

Read on to find useful information and documentation related to the FSC chain of custody certification process. Should you have any questions, please contact your FSC-accredited certification body. 


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Chain of Custody Standards

NOTE: FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1 became effective on September 1, 2021. Until December 22, 2022 both version 3-1 and the previous version of the standard will be valid. After 31 December 2022, no new certificates can be issued based on the previous version. All certificates must have transitioned to version 3-1 of the standard by six months after December 31, 2022 or they will become invalid.

Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V 3-1)
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Chain of Custody Certification Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0)
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Crosswalk FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1 And 3-0
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FSC Product Classification (FSC-STD-40-004a V2-1)
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COC Certification Of Multiple Sites (FSC-STD-40-003 V2-1)
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Sourcing reclaimed material for use in FSC Product Groups or FSC Certified Projects (FSC-STD-40-007 V2-0)
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