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Forest Stewwardship Council (FSC)

The FSC Chain of Custody is an information trail about the pathway taken by products from the forest. It can also include the pathway of recycled materials from the reclamation site to the consumer. This may involve:

  • Processing

  • Transformation

  • Manufacturing

  • Distribution​

The FSC Certification ensures that the management system used by your organisation provides assurance to your customers.


This could be through a guarantee that the products sold through FSC Certificate are from well managed forests, controlled sources or reclaimed materials.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC)

Consumers in growing numbers are seeking evidence of environmentally sound business practices, demanding proof from forest based industries that the wood they use comes from sustainable sources.


The PEFC Standard provides such a mechanism.

PEFC Requirements:

  1. The organisation shall operate a management system which ensures implementation and maintenance of the secure chain of custody. 

  2. There must be a nominated person to ensure compliance with the Standard.

  3. There must be documented procedures showing how the chain of custody is maintained.

  4. Senior management shall carry out regular review of the chain of custody and its compliance with the standard.

  5. The responsibilities of key personnel identified to carry out work relating to the maintenance of the chain of custody shall be identified.

  6. Staff must receive adequate training and records must be kept.

  7. There must be records for production, purchase, sales, training records, internal audits etc. for at least 5 years.

  8. Adequate technical facilities shall be identified, provided and maintained.

Contact us if you need any help with the implementation of these requirements, or simply wish to find out more. 

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