Technical Updates


Monday, 26 August 2013
Consultation Launched on the Accreditation Standard for Chain of Custody Evaluations

(s) Smurfit Kappa

The Accreditation Standard for Chain of Custody (CoC) Evaluations contains essential requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies on how to audit enterprises holding a FSC Chain of Custody certificate.


FSC is currently merging and revising the group and multi-site Chain of Custody certification standards (more information can be found here), creating a joint standard for Chain of Custody certification of multiple sites. As the changes in the certification requirements need to be reflected in the Accreditation Standard for Chain of Custody Evaluations FSC-STD-20-011, FSC has also started to revise this standard.

The revision of the Accreditation Standard incorporates changes in the requirements for evaluations of Chain of Custody multi-site certificates, high risk outsourcing and minor edits.

The second revised draft standard is currently under public consultation.

The comments form and other associated documents can be found here.

The deadline for submitting comments is 22 October 2013.

Please click here for details of other open consultations.


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