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FSC Project Certification: New Versions of Chain of Custody Standards Available

21.11.2019 Share

FSC-STD-40-006 V2-0 FSC Standard for Project Certification 

A technical working group has revised the first version of this project certification standard. The new version addresses specific challenges that construction companies, designers, carpenters and other individuals face when certifying a project (e.g. buildings, boat, sculpture, timber bridge, etc). 

Version 2-0 of FSC-STD-40-006 contains a range of options for the certification of organizations of all sizes managing projects, as well as a variety of project types (e.g. a single wooden boat or a large complex of buildings). The new document also provides a consistent and international basis for claims about the sourcing of forest-based material/products.  

Chain of custody project certificates are issued to the organization that manage the project. Depending on the certificate scope, it can be applied for a one-time certificate for a single project or for continuous project certification of multiple projects with one or multiple entities. 

There are now more options to make claims available to organizations, including full project claims, claims on specific components of a project or percentage claims. 

FSC-STD-20-011 V4-1 Chain of Custody Evaluations 

A minor revision of this standard was conducted to remove outdated requirements and to ensure that certification bodies can audit organizations against the new version of the standard for Project Certification. 

FSC-ADV-50-006 V1-0 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by project certificate holders 

FSC publishes this advice note to align trademark requirements for public communications about projects and organizations holding a project certificate. As the concept of project certification was redesigned and simplified, there is a need to readjust the trademark requirements. These requirements will be included in FSC-STD-50-001 Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by certificate holders in a future revision. 

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