FSC™ (A000510) Chain of Custody Certification (FSC CoC)

FSC is one of the most influential forest certification systems in the world. It advocates voluntariness, independence and third-party certification to drive sustainable forest management and development, and promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management of the world’s forests. FSC Forest Certification includes forest management certification (FM) and chain of custody certification (CoC). 

The FSC chain of custody (CoC) is defined as the tracking of forest products (wood, paper, resin, bark, etc,) from the forest, or in the case of recycled materials, from the moment when the material is recycled, to the point where the product is sold with an FSC claim and/or it is finished and FSC labelled. The CoC includes stages of sourcing, processing, trading, and distribution where progress to the next stage of the supply chain, which involves a change of product ownership. All changes of ownership in the supply chain of FSC-certified products shall be with the requirement of the establishment of CoC management systems.

FSC certification of such management systems is designed to provide a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, reclaimed materials, or a mixture of these. FSC CoC certification thereby facilitates the transparent flow of goods made from such materials through the supply chain.

Labelling products and promoting them with FSC trademarks helps consumers to make informed decisions about the products and materials they purchase.

NOA Testing & Certification Group Ltd.(hereinafter referred to as NOA) has been authorized by Forest Certification LLC (hereinafter referred to as FC) to carry out FSC CoC certification as subcontractor in the People’s Republic of China. FC (ASI-ACC-030) is a certification body (CB) accredited by ASI, providing FSC certification services all over the world. In association with FC, NOA will deliver the most meaningful and professional audits to organizations.