Are you trying to develop a Group Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Certification Program? Or interested in learning more about how group certification works?
These resources and case studies about chain-of-custody certification provide examples and templates for FSC Group CoC Certification. This information was gathered by the FSC Family Forests Alliance, and the Alliance is grateful to the organizations that have generously provided access to the materials they developed for their programs. If you make use of this information, please be sure to acknowledge the use of their materials. If you know of additional materials that could be included here, please contact us at email@example.com.
1) Examples of Operation Manuals & Forms
These documents provide examples of the overarching guidance document that defines the standard operating procedures for a group certification program. Typically the manual includes guidance about eligibility and record keeping protocols.
The first group chain-of-custody in the US, second in the world.
Sustainable Northwest, Healthy Forests Healthy Communities
A nonprofit network of businesses in the Pacific Northwest.
Upper Mississippi Certified Forest Product Group
A collection of independent, local companies dedicated to the well being of the forestland and wilderness of Minnesota.
Eastern Ontario Model Forest
A group certificate administered by a government organization on the behalf of landowners in Ontario, Canada.
2) Guidance Documents and Policies
These documents provide information about FSC's group certification requirements and the relevant policies.
3) Case Studies
These case studies provide examples of certification experiences.