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.
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.