Technical Updates

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Publication of Advice Notes for Revised CoC standard

After the publication of the revised CoC Standard (FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0) last year, we received a lot of positive feedback from our stakeholders. However some stakeholders reported issues with the implementation of the requirements.

We appreciate all feedback and will discuss those issues with the FSC Board of Directors in March 2018. We will inform our stakeholders about the decisions taken afterwards.

Until a decision is taken, we are publishing two advice notes to minimise potential impacts to existing certificate holders.

You can find the revised CoC Directive here.

For questions or comments, please contact Lucia Massaroth (

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