Forest Conservation Program | Chain of Custody Application

This application is designed to collect the information that SCS Global Services needs in order to determine your organization’s intended scope of certification under our applicable service offerings. Upon receipt of the application, a Program Specialist will contact you for additional information if needed, or a proposal for your audit. All SCS proposals are submitted to applicants free-of-charge, and there is no obligation to contract with us for our certification services.

All information contained herein is considered confidential

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SECTION 1: ORGANIZATION INFORMATION

1. NAME & ADDRESS
Address

2. CONTACT INFORMATION

Chain of Custody Program Contact
Name

Billing Contact
Billing Name

3. COMPANY PROFILE

Business Category

(Please check all that apply)

Trader
(does not take physical possession of product, e.g. 3PL only)
(takes physical possession of product)
(harvests logs or other wood fiber directly from the forest)
Manufacturer
(sourcing of roundwood or chips)
(all other manufacturing)
(manufactures printed materials)

SECTION 2: CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Please mark each scheme for which you will require certification
Does your company have a deadline for achieving certification that we should be aware of?
Has your company ever applied for Chain of Custody or Certified Sourcing certification with SCS or another certification body in the last 5 years?
Has your company ever held a Chain of Custody certificate?
Does your company intend on using scheme trademarks?

SECTION 3: WOOD PRODUCT SALES INFORMATION

FSC and PEFC have established fee structures to support their global operations as standard bearers. These fees are collected by SCS and passed on directly to FSC and/or PEFC. Depending on the country in which your company is based and desired certification, the standardized fee schedule is based on either your total annual sales of wood products or total number of sites included in the scope of certification, respectively. The estimated fee will be indicated on our proposal to you. Note: if you are applying for SFI certification and will be sourcing wood fiber directly from the forest, you must first register as a Program Participant directly with SFI, who collects fees directly from applicants. See: http://www.sfiprogram.org/files/pdf/sfilicensingapplicationpdf/

Please provide the following sales data for your most recently completed fiscal year so that we may provide you with an estimate of the FSC AAF and/or PEFC fee(s) that your organization would owe as a certificate holder. FSC Annual Administration Fees (AAF) are prorated based on the quarter in which you become certified, whereas PEFC fees are known at the time of the submission of our proposal to you.

(revenue derived from the provision of goods and services, less intracompany sales, trade discounts, VAT, and any other taxes, per FSC-POL-20-005 v3-1)
This information is necessary in order to provide a comprehensive proposal to your organization.

SECTION 4: CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

CHAIN OF CUSTODY CERTIFICATION ADD-ONS
FSC Controlled Wood Certification, if your company plans to source uncertified material for use in FSC product groups (FSC-STD-40-005)
FSC Reclaimed Materials, if you plan to use pre- or post-consumer recycled material that does not yet carry an FSC claim (FSC-STD-40-007). For example, tearing down old barns or recycling used newspapers
SFI Certified Sourcing Label User
Re-order Site Name Site Address Site Activities COC Certificate Number Weight Operations

OUTSOURCING/SUBCONTRACTING ACTIVITIES

For the purpose of CoC certification, outsourcing is defined as the practice of contracting a business service to a third-party organization where that organization takes physical possession of your certified products without taking legal ownership of the material.

Do you intend to outsource any activities to third parties who will handle, store, or process any of your certified material?
Re-order Subcontractor Company Name Subcontractor Address Subcontracting Activities Weight Operations
(e.g. warehousing, kiln drying, converting, printing, binding, laminating)

SECTION 5: OTHER SERVICES & QUESTIONNAIRE

Is your company interested in any of SCS’ other service offerings?
Please check all that apply
What factors contributed to your interest in certification with SCS Global Services?
Please check all that apply

SECTION 6: Affirmation

I agree that the information provided herein is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and that I am duly authorized to submit this application. If our company decides to pursue certification, I agree to comply with the requirements for certification and to supply any information that is necessary for the audit of the operation and/or products to be certified.