New FSC COC and FSC COC Controlled wood standards
The new version of the FSC COC Controlled wood standard will soon be effective, and all certficate holders that need the controlled wood standard have to transfer to the new version before 1 July 2017. You will be contacted by your Lead Auditor to plan for this.
This standard is applicable for organizations applying FSC-STD-40-004 Chain of Custody Certification and wish to include controlled wood in the scope of their certificate. Such organizations can apply this standard to verify non-FSC certified material for the purpose of producing and selling FSC Controlled Wood and/or FSC Mix products.
It is not intended for sourcing material with the FSC Controlled Wood claim from FSC certified organizations.
The update of the FSC COC standard FSC-STD-40-004 is delayed. The plan is that the standard will be ready at the end of this year (2016). We will come back with more information about that.