FSC Certification in GCC

FSC Certification in Dubai, UAE, GCC for Wood and Paper Products – FSC Chain of Custody

Assure customers that your wood and paper products meet the world’s most stringent environmental, ethical, and economic sourcing standards with FSC Certification in GCC. 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 Certification in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, UAE, Doha, Qatar, Muscat, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, Saudi Arabia – FSC Certification in Dubai GCC

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With well-established FSC Chain of Custody programs in major timber-producing countries on six continents, enviro LINK has supported more than 700 companies for chain of custody across the globe. Our leadership in FSC CoC (FSC Certification in GCC) 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. FSC Certification in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, UAE, Doha, Qatar, Muscat, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, KSA, Saudi Arabia – FSC Certification in Dubai GCC

Program Details of FSC Chain of Custody – FSC Certification in Dubai GCC

  • FSC Chain of Custody 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. enviro LINK 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.

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Process for FSC Chain of Custody – FSC Certification in GCC

  • Apply for Certification : Complete and submit the enviro LINK Application form. enviro LINK will then prepare a proposal for your approval with suggested scope of work, timeline and quote. If the proposal meets your needs you will sign a Work Order and the audit will be scheduled.
  • Written Procedures : Create company procedures that demonstrate how certified wood or paper products will be tracked throughout your operation. enviro LINK provides guidance to help explain the chain-of-custody requirements.
  • Pre-Audit Assessment : An enviro LINK auditor will review your procedures for thoroughness and conformance. The auditor identifies areas for improvement in the procedures prior to the audit.
  • On-site Audit : During a site visit, an enviro LINK auditor will review the chain-of-custody procedures and documents (from receipt of inputs to the final sale). Additionally, the auditor will tour the facilities where certified material is handled and interview key staff. We look for evidence that staff has been duly trained in the CoC responsibilities that have been assigned to them and that staff possess an understanding of the workflow for certified products.
  • Assessment Report :Based on audit findings, enviro LINK produces an audit report. The audit report is submitted to a enviro LINK Technical Associate who validates the appropriateness of the auditor’s methodology and conclusions.
  • Make Certification Decision : The Technical Associate decides whether to grant certification. If granted, you will be issued a certificate valid for a five-year period. Any conditional Major Corrective Action Requests (CARs) identified by enviro LINK must be closed prior to obtaining certification.
  • Maintain Certification : Annual surveillance audits are required to maintain chain-of-custody certification. Certified companies and product offerings are listed on the official FSC certificate holder database. Certified companies are granted permission to use trademarks for on-product and off-product applications in conformance with the appropriate trademark standard.

Complementary Services for FSC Chain of Custody

  • FSC CoC audits can be conducted concurrently with Sustainable Forestry and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) FSC Chain of Custody audits, enabling you to get even more value from your certification efforts. enviro LINK also offers Controlled Wood Certification for forest management operations not ready for full FSC certification.
  • Additionally, wood products may qualify for enviro LINK Recycled Content, enviro LINK Indoor Advantage indoor air quality, or enviro LINK CARB Formaldehyde Compliance (CARB ATCM) certification. Woody biomass producers may wish to combine PEFC Chain of Custody audits with Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) audits to reduce overall audit time and expense.
  • Stakeholder Consultation : The enviro LINK assessment team, consisting of experts in the relevant fields of forestry, social science, and economics, conducts stakeholder consultations to acquire outside input regarding the applicant’s management performance in relation to the FSC Principles and Criteria.
  • On-Site Audit :The assessment team conducts an on-site audit to determine if the applicant’s management system is being implemented in conformance with the FSC standards. Forest conditions are also assessed. A report is produced that details the results of the evaluation.
  • Peer Review : First, the assessment report is reviewed by the applicant for factual accuracy. For a majority of operations, the assessment report is then submitted to independent peer review to validate the appropriateness of the team’s analytical methodology and conclusions.
  • Certification Decision : The enviro LINK certification committee reviews the assessment report and decides whether or not to approve certification. If granted, a certificate is issued for a five-year period, subject to annual surveillance audits.

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