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FSC CoC certification

Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification of forest products based on the FSC® system

TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o. is is an impartial organization performing the assessment and certification of forest products processing chain in accordance with FSC requirements and is accredited  for FSC Chain of Custody CoC certification Worldwide. Accreditation Certificate [ PDF 157 kB ].

Clients can send their requests regarding FSC® trademark approval to our FSC Certification body department: [email protected]

International certification system Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) in details:

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. FSC defines standards based on agreed principles for responsible forest stewardship that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders. To learn more, visit www.fsc.org

International certification system Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) was founded in 1993 on the initiatives of representative of international environmental organizations, wholesalers and retailers of timber, foresters, wood industry, associations of indigenous people, trade unions and certifications bodies from all around the world. The basic idea of FSC® organization is to promote

  • environmental responsible
  • social beneficial
  • economically viable

forest management worldwide and thus help to protect vanishing, vulnerable and devastated world forests. It was created to protect forests around the world and to prevent their devastation, which unfortunately still occurs. FSC® certificate holder provides the evidence to final consumer that products made of wood, paper, or other forest products originate from responsibly managed forests taking into account nature protection requirements, considering social conditions of workers, local communities welfare and legality of harvested timber.

Products from certified forests go through chain of harvesting, processing, manufacturing and trading entities before they reach the final customer. Therefore, it is necessary to monitor the flow of the material to keep the origin of the wood clearly demonstrable. This is called chain of custody (CoC). As the prove of wood origin, CoC certification links the forests certified according FSC forest management certification demanding modern rigorous environmental, social and economical on forest management requirements with the certified forest products.

Whom is the product intended for

Chain of custody certification is carried out by independent, qualified and accredited certification body such as TÜV SÜD. All processors, manufactures and traders who take legal possesion of the certified products must have the FSC® CoC certificate to provide credible guarantee of the origin of wood in the product.
CoC certification is intended to processors, traders, distributors of wood, paper or others forest products but also packaging industry and printers.

Requirements of FSC® system

The whole system and its requirements are described in normative documents developed by FSC® organization. The key documents for forest products processors and traders is FSC-STD-40-004 FSC Standard for Chain of Custody Certification and FSC-STD-40-005 Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC® Controlled Wood. Information about the system, standards, lists of certified subjects can be found on FSC web pages https://fsc.org/en/document-centre.
For information about the certified companies and its products please visit the online database http://info.fsc.org/.


Benefits for the companies:

  • the internal company functioning and its processes improvement
  • possibility to use the prestigious FSC® Trademark on products, their packaging and business documents
  • improvement of the products sales
  • strengthening the positive image of the company and its credibility
  • possibility to declare to business partners that you are certified by internationally recognized TÜV SÜD certification body
  • use of favourable packages of combined audits - TÜV SÜD offers certification of wide range of systems and products
  • very fast FSC Trademark approvals, several hours for printers, maximum 2 days for all clients
  • publication of your company in the list of certified companies on FSC web pages http://info.fsc.org/.

Details about operation of TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o. can be found in the annual report.

Details about operation of TÜV SÜD Group can be found in the annual report.


Information for FSC ® certificate holders relating to Covid-19

Find the latest updated on the FSC webpage.

Options for Certification Bodies to react to the restrictions related to the “COVID-19 outbreak” are detailed HERE.

Following a risk assessment, FSC auditors can either postpone surveillance audits or perform them as “desk audits”. The special provisions also permit extension of certificates due to expire for up to one year (12 months). 

In addition, there is information for internal audits required for multi-site, which may be done remotely.


Dokumenty a normy ke stažení / Documents and standards for download

AAF Policy V2-8 s platností od 1.1.2020 / AAF policy V2-8 valid from 1.1.2020 [ PDF 438 kB ]

Pozn. Certifikační poplatky FSC jsou pouze částečnými náklady na audit. Kromě toho certifikační orgán účtuje poplatky FSC, tzv. „Roční administrativní poplatek“ (AAF). AAF je stanoven FSC International a zveřejněn v FSC-POL-20-005 - dokument je dostupný na těchto stránkách.

Prosím, kontaktujte nás, pokud chcete obdržet nabídku na certifikaci FSC

Fees charged for an FSC certification are the costs for the audit. In addition, the certification must also charge the fees for FSC, the so called “annual administration fee” (AAF). The AAF fee are determined by FSC International and published in the document FSC-POL-20-005 – find the document here.

In order to get a quotation for an FSC certification, please contact us.

Dokumenty pro žadatele o certifikaci / Documents for applicants for certification:

  1. FSC CoC Žádost o certifikaci [ DOCX 68 kB ]
  2. FSC CoC Application form [ DOCX 77 kB ]

Všeobecné podmínky v ČJ, AJ a NJ naleznete níže / You will find our Terms and conditions in english, czech and german language below: 

  1. Všeobecné podmínky pro certifikaci zpracovatelského řetězce CoC 
  2. General terms and conditions for the Chain of Custody certification
  3. Algemeine Bedingungen für die Chain of Custody Zertifizierung

Všechny relevantní dokumenty můžete stáhnout na webu FSC: https://fsc.org/en/document-center

TÜV SÜD Czech na požádání zašle všem zájemcům aktuální informace o struktuře certifikačního orgánu FSC®, jeho komisích a jména jejich členů.

All relevant standard documents can be downloaded from the webpage of FSC: https://fsc.org/en/document-center

TÜV SÜD Czech on request provides all stakeholders with updated information on TÜV SÜD Czech FSC® certification body structure, its committees and names of their members.

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