© Smurfit KappaThe FSC Standard for Multi-site Chain of Custody Certification was developed for larger companies that have a number of sites which share the same functions, methods or procedures.
The administrative requirements, plus communication with the certification body, are carried out by a designated central part of the organisation. The central office is responsible for controlling the chain of custody systems and audits all sites annually, and the certification body audits a sample dependent on the number of sites within the certificate.
Sites may be identical in function (such as branches of a builders’ merchant) or there may be sets of sites (for example, factories and sales offices). If a new site is added or removed the certification body must be notified. Adding a new set of sites involves a further audit by the certification body.
Multi-site CoC certification allow Certification Bodies to evaluate participating operations or sites based on samples in recognition of existing common, centrally administered and monitored control and reporting systems.
For more details, please see the FSC Standard for Chain of Custody Certification of Multiple Sites below: