FSC® Chain of Custody

Certification for forest based products for supply chains worldwide with bundled certification to SFI and PEFC standards

Joseph Kochanski   |  
Landline Contact510.452.6394   |  

Assure customers that your wood and paper products meet the world's most stringent environmental, ethical, and economic sourcing standards with Forest Stewardship Council® Chain-of-Custody (FSC CoC) certification. Whether you are a sawmill, papermill manufacturer, broker, distributor, wholesaler, retailer, or printer, FSC CoC certification gives you access to the growing global market for responsibly sourced wood and paper products.

FSC Logo

With well-established FSC CoC programs in major timber-producing countries on six continents, SCS Global Services has certified more than 7,000 companies for chain of custody across the globe. Our leadership in FSC CoC and FSC Forest Management certification reflects the professionalism of our auditors, fast and reliable service, effective stakeholder engagement, and a deep commitment to the mission and principles around which FSC was founded.

  • Program Details
  • Process
  • Complementary Services
  • FAQs
  • Certified Clients
  • Program Documents

FSC CoC certification is available to all companies that process or sell forest products, including sawmills, secondary manufacturers, brokers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, printers, and paper merchants. This certification verifies use of input materials from FSC-certified forests and recycled sources.

Certification Types

FSC CoC operations range from simple to very complex. There are distinct CoC standards addressing companies with multiple facilities, the outsourcing of production, verification of "Controlled Wood", and recycled content. SCS offers the following certifications:

  • Single site: For companies that operate one facility and want to demonstrate environmental performance across the supply chain.

  • Multi-site Certification: For companies that operate several facilities, designate a "Central Office", and manage one certificate.

  • Group Certification: Allows small, independent operations to join together to designate a "Group Manager" who oversees conformity of group members on a single certificate.

  • Project Certification: For new building or renovation projects, or production of a specific product.


To see a list of our FSC regional affiliates providing outsourced services, click here.

Apply Now

Ready to start the process? Complete an Application.

Featured Clients

Driving change with some of the world’s smartest companies


Click to learn more or download resources related to this service

remote audit
This webinar recording will walk you through the different types of audits that SCS Global Services is conducting in…
To become FSC certified, forest operations must meet demanding environmental, social and economic requirements. This…
FSC Canada
WEBINAR SLIDE DECK - This webinar is a collaboration between The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and SCS…
This webinar aims to assist FSC Chain of Custody certificate holders in the transition from V2-1 to V3 of FSC-STD-40-…
Press Release
SCS Global Services celebrates longtime Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certificate holders Baskahegan Company…