Technical Updates


Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Holzforschung Austria reinstated for FSC CoC certification worldwide

Removal of suspension (© FSC GD)© FSC GD

Effective 17 February 2017, Accreditation Services International (ASI) has lifted the suspension of FSC-accredited certification body Holzforschung Austria (HFA). With reinstatement, the company is again qualified to conduct FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification worldwide. Currently, HFA has issued approximately 135 CoC certificates.


HFA had been suspended on 21 October 2016, following the company’s inability to resolve major non-conformities with FSC accreditation standards. After close evaluation, ASI concluded that these issues have been resolved satisfactorily by the certification body and has proceeded to lift the suspension.

With the reinstatement, FSC expects HFA to scrupulously maintain the high standards demanded of certification bodies.

For any questions or comments please contact ASI at info at accreditation-services point com


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