Chain of Custody


What is FSC Chain of Custody?

FSC Chain of Custody certification verifies FSC certified forest products through the production chain. Chain of Custody (CoC) is a channel through which products are distributed from their origin in the forest to their end-use.

The FSC CoC tracks FSC certified material through the production process – from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. Check out the new portal for more information on FSC Chain of Custody certification.

Why should I get FSC CoC Certified?

If you are a Company, who wishes to demonstrate to their customers, that you use responsibly produced raw materials to manufacture your products, such that it holds positive environmental attributes and that the timber has been sourced from sustainably managed forests.

With FSC Chain of Custody certificate you gain the right to use the FSC logo and trademarks both on your products and in company communications.

The certification label helps both businesses and retail customers make purchasing decisions that support sound forest management.

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.

Types of FSC CoC Certificates?

The type of FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certificate you can get depends a lot on your products & operations. The FSC Claim one can make are as follows:

  • FSC 100%
  • FSC Mix
  • FSC Recycle

Further there are three types of FSC Systems, to choose from, which could be put as:

  • FSC Transfer System
  • FSC Percentage System
  • FSC Credit System

Contact us, to know more about the above in detail.

Who is FSC CoC for?

FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification is for companies that manufacture, process or trade in timber or non-timber forest products.

If you are a Timber Trader, Plywood Manufacturer, Veneer Manufacturer, Laminate Manufacturer, Furniture Manufacturer, Paper Manufacturer, Printer, Wooden Handicraft industry or Importer and Exporter of any timber related products or any other product manufacturer you could get FSC CoC Certified.

Wood & Wood Related Products


Paper & Paper Related Products


Non-Timber Forestry Products


Want to know if you are eligible to get FSC CoC?

FSC Certification is required for all the companies in the value chain of a product, whether a manufacturer, a manufacturer outsourcing its manufacturing or a trader. Please check with us if you need to get certified.