FSC® Certification

Forest Stewardship Council ® Chain of Custody Certification

What is FSC® Chain of Custody?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international certification scheme that promotes good forestry practice through regular audits by FSC® accredited certification bodies.

As the adverse social and environmental effects of irresponsibly managed forests and illegal logging have been publicised, demand for FSC® paper and wood has grown significantly, creating sustainability for the industry. Products which carry the FSC® label can be verified as having been sourced from these certified well-managed forests.

A chain of custody system allows woodfibre materials produced in certified forests to be tracked from the forest to consumer, demonstrating your businesses compliance. 

2SB can assist your business in improving its change of custody and achieve FSC® Certification.

The Forest Stewardship Council® / FSC® is not responsible for the content of any training offered by 2SB.

2SB takes full responsibility for the accuracy of any reference to the Forest Stewardship Council / FSC®.

Strategic benefits

  • Satisfy clients requirements by demonstrating that you have effective environmental standards
  • Provide an advantage in a highly competitive market by showing a willingness to be sustainable

Business benefits

  • The FSC® logo can be applied to all FSC® certified products that you produce using correctly sourced materials
  • Practical demonstration that management are committed to environmental issues within your business

Customer benefits

  • Flexible approach to onsite training across the UK with associated remote support
  • We will guarentee you get the certification as long as you follow our reasonable requests

Our approach

Consultation – initial fact finding conversation on the phone or in person to understand more about your business

Proposal – when we understand what your needs are, we will produce a proposal that outlines the support required to get you certification

Implementation – once the proposal is approved, implementation can begin. We will work with you to prepare your management system for the audit

External audit – you will be visited by an external certification body who will test your system

Ongoing support – whilst most clients are able to look after their system without further external assistance we can provide refresher training if you have a new management representative

Key features

  • Assembly of supplier documentation to show that they have FSC® Chain of Custody on the material that they sell to you
  • Completion of preassessment documentation to ensure you remain compliant with FSC® requirements
  • Creation of FSC® manual describing your internal processes to support your system
  • Production of sample documentation to present at your external audit
  • Provision of training for your key staff to assist with implementation
  • Attendance at initial assessment if required by you or the auditors
  • Telephone and email support when required to ensure you meet your deadlines

What our customers say about us

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Eric Gardener
FSC & PEFC Chain of Custody Consultant
Eric Gardener

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How long does it take to get certified?

For any single management system including ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 45001 and FSC, a typical time frame to implementation is 4 months.

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