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FSC PEFC Certification

Forestry product chain-of-custody (CoC) certification enables you to demonstrate that the wood you trade or use comes from well-managed forests or other controlled sources.


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FSC PEFC Certification

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From logs to lumber, to furniture and wood pulp, it is becoming more important to know exactly where your materials have come from. Also, mandatory requirements are becoming more stringent and consumers, aware of environmental issues, are demanding wood from well-managed forests.

With forest products chain-of-custody certification from SGS, anyone, anywhere in the world, can quickly determine the origins of your wood products and the processes through which they have been. It plays an important role in ensuring the traceability of wood from its origin through the entire supply chain.

It is the guarantee increasingly sought by both end consumers and your customers alike.

How is the supply chain assessed?

To certify your supply chain our assessors will visit each site where products are manufactured, transformed or distributed. At each location we will check:

  • Product identification
  • Product segregation
  • Record keeping

With these details complete, and if everything is in order, you will receive a full report and chain-of-custody certification.

The process is simple, efficient and may be completed within 20 days.

We can perform integrated audits against different chain-of-custody standards and against forest management programs (FM), saving your organization both time and money. Our global network operates under the terms of licenses granted by FSC™(License code: FSC A000523), PEFC™(License code: PEFC/15-04-0001) and SFI™. More details are available upon request.

SGS can also certify forestry management programs and standards of forestry practice together with Chain-of-Custody, saving both time and money. In forestry management, SGS certifies against many recognized programs.



PART I: Universal Requirements1. CoC management system
2. Material sourcing
3. Material handling
4. FSC material and products records
5. Sales
6. Compliance with timber legality legislations
7. FSC core labour requirements
PART II: Control of FSC Claims1. Establishment of product groups for the control of FSC claims
2. Transfer system
3. Percentage system
4. Credit system
PART III: Supplementary Requirements1. FSC labelling requirements
2. Outsourcing
PART IV: Eligibility Criteria for Single, Multi-site, and Group CoC Certification1. Eligibility for single CoC certification
2. Eligibility for multi-site CoC certification
3. Eligibility for group CoC certification


Management system requirements
  1. General requirements
  2. Documented procedures
  3. Responsibilities and authorities
  4. Record keeping
  5. Resource management
  6. Inspection and control
  7. Complaints
  8. Nonconformity and corrective action
  9. Outsourcing
  10. Social, health and safety requirements in chain of custody
Identification of inputs and declaration of outputs
  1. Identification of input material
  2. Declaration of outputs
  3. Trademark use
  4. Content of recycled material
Chain of custody methods
  1. General
  2. Physical separation method
  3. Percentage method
  4. Credit method
Due Diligence System (DDS) requirements
  1. General

Strengths & benefits

Global Coverage 
We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Local Expertise 
Our auditors are experienced and regularly trained to ensure up to date technical knowledge on standards and international regulations.

Order flow

1. Request A Quote

Complete the form to get an initial quote online

2. Confirm Quote

Confirm requirement, scope and schedule to finalize the quote

3. Arrange Payment

Arrange bank transfer payment and send record to us

4. Onsite Service

Conduct service based on committed schedule

5. Receive Report

Receive our audit report and certificate


  • Improved market access
  • Enhanced public image
  • Corporate Social Responsibility compliance
  • Meeting customer expectations
  • Government Procurement Policy compliance
  • Use of the iconic FSC/PEFC trademarks and supplementary marketing assets

FSC/PEFC CoC certification is an effective way to gain public and consumer recognition of your responsible practices and can also help you to make and meet Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets. It can also improve credibility with customers and business partners, and with financial and watchdog organisations, thus helping to protect your brand and reputation. FSC/PEFC CoC certification allows you to access more environmentally sensitive markets, and governments and businesses are increasingly specifying FSC certified products in their procurement programs.

Any company involved in the processing or transformation of FSC/PEFC certified products (e.g., manufacturing, repackaging, pack-splitting, relabelling, cutting to size or adding other forest-based components to the product) must be FSC/PEFC certified in order to apply an FSC/PEFC label to their products and/or sell them with an FSC/PEFC claim.

These include manufacturers, timber traders, wholesalers, importers, builders, contractors, publishers, printers – in fact, all those whose customers want to promote products as FSC/PEFC certified or say that they have brought or used certified products (for example in an annual environment report).

Simply fill-in below enquiry form to receive a quote for FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

The time needed depends on company size, number of locations, business scope, operation complexity and audit scheduling.

For a simple and well-prepared organization, the expected time is 8-12 weeks since its application.

Simply fill-in below enquiry form to receive a quote for FSC/PEFC CoC certification.

Including but not limited to a valid business license, document procedures, training records, supplier information. Further documentation may be required.   

FSC/PEFC certificates are valid for five years. SGSHK will conduct annual surveillance audits to verify your continued compliance with FSC/PEFC certification requirements.


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