Project Certification

The London 2012 Olympic Park achieved FSC Project Certification! SA-PRO-003095 (© Olympic Development Authority)© Olympic Development AuthorityIndividual objects or buildings of any size or scale that are built or renovated on a one-off basis can achieve FSC certification. The FSC Chain of Custody Standard for Project Certification can also be used for civil engineering projects and events such as exhibitions and festivals.

FSC certificates are normally issued for 5 years, but a project certificate will just state the year of issue. Major refurbishments count as a new project.

A list of all (confirmed and pending) FSC certified projects worldwide can be found here.

Do companies supplying timber for an FSC certified project have to hold certification?

Project managers working on an FSC certified project can ensure that forest products are FSC certified in one of two ways:

  • Purchasing the product from an FSC certificate holder. All FSC certified companies worldwide can be found on the FSC certificate database.
  • By including companies in the scope of the FSC project certificate if they have been contracted/sub-contracted to purchase, transform and/or install FSC certified wood material/products specifically for the project. This could include contractors/sub-contractors working on or off the project site. These entities/companies would not be required to hold their own valid FSC chain of custody certificate, however all FSC certified wood materials and/or products sourced by them or for them, which is used in the project, would have to be sourced from valid FSC chain of custody certificate holders if it is to be recognised as FSC certified.

If you do not hold FSC certification and you would like to find out more about getting certified, please get in touch or click here. If you are not looking to get certified but you would like to supply the FSC project with FSC certified forest products, you would need to ask the project manager about the possibility of being included within the scope of the FSC project certificate.

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