Chain of Custody

Phil TaylorFSC chain of custody certification verifies FSC certified forest products through the production chain. FSC chain of custody (CoC) certification is for companies that manufacture, process or trade in timber or non-timber forest products and want to demonstrate to their customers that they use responsibly produced raw materials. FSC chain of custody helps companies to strengthen their sourcing policies and comply with public or private procurement policies where FSC is the preferred option.


Chain of custody (CoC) certification provides a guarantee about the production and source of FSC-certified products. The main objective of CoC certification is to ensure that material from FSC certified forests is tracked through the production and distribution process. CoC certification applies to manufacturers and others who process, transform or trade forest products.

A copy of the latest FSC Chain of Custody Standard to which eligible organisations can be FSC certified is available to download in the resources section of this page. For more information about the FSC CoC certification proccess, please head to the "Become Certified" section of the FSC New Zealand website. For more information on the Standards development process, please see the FSC International COC Program page.

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