Chain of Custody Small Business Group Scheme

(© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.Group Chain of Custody has been developed to help smaller enterprises achieve FSC certification by reducing the costs.


How does it work?

Small businesses can become jointly certified under one certificate. A Certification Body audits a sample of members and carries out risk assessment of the entire group scheme rather than auditing each individual business. A Group Manager ensures that all group members are using systems that satisfy the FSC requirements.

Am I eligible?

Groups can only contain businesses that have 1. Either under 15 employees or 2. Under 25 employees and a turnover of under $1 million.

How do I join?

You can begin by contacting Group Chain of Custody schemes included in the downloadable listing above.

Please note that whilst it can be cost-effective to be part of a group scheme it is also worth getting quotes from FSC accredited certification bodies.

Can I run my own group scheme?

Trade associations, marketing groups or other groups with a common need to achieve FSC chain of custody certification, can potentially run group schemes. Please get in touch with FSC accredited certification bodies if you are looking to set one up.

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