ASI Extends SGS’s FSC Chain of Custody Accreditation
SGS’s approval by Accreditation Services International (ASI) to conduct Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) Chain of Custody (CoC) accreditation audits has been extended for a further five years. Successful completion of the FSC’s re-accreditation audit process means SGS clients can continue to enjoy the benefits derived from their FSC CoC certification. (License Code FSC A000523)
SGS Hong Kong was the first certification body (CB) accredited by ASI to conduct FSC Chain of Custody audits and services in Hong Kong. The company delivers FSC CoC audits mainly in the Asia Pacific Region, particularly China, Hong Kong, Macau, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam, though its accreditation is global and services can be delivered anywhere in the world.
SGS has successfully completed the ASI re-accreditation audit and is now accredited until March 2021. This approval further enhances SGS’s reputation as a leading certification body that has the competences and capabilities to provide a wide range of forest management and CoC audit and certification services.
“The grant of this five-year extension to SGS’s accreditation demonstrates the FSC’s confidence in our ability to provide professional and trustworthy services to forestry stakeholders around the world,” said Mr Marvin Lee, FSC Program Manager, SGS Hong Kong. “We continue to enrich our knowledge, experience, best practices and to strengthen the ability, agility and performance of our workforce to deliver added value and the highest levels of service level to clients and stakeholders, as well as to align with the global market needs.”
ABOUT THE FSC
FSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide and through certification creators an incentive for forest owners and managers to follow best social and environmental practices. FSC certification ensures that products come from well managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
FSC does not issue certificates itself. Independent Certification Bodies carry out the forest management and chain of custody assessments that lead to FSC certification. FSC sets the standards for forest management and chain of custody certification, and defines the procedures that Certification Bodies should follow their certification assessments. (https://ic.fsc.org)
FSC Chain of Custody Certification
Chain of custody certification applies to manufacturers, processors, and traders of FSC certified forest products. It verifies FSC certified forest products along the production chain. At each stage in the chain of processing and transformation, chain of custody certification is needed to confirm that FSC certified wood products are kept separate from uncertified products, or mixed in approved ways.
Learn more about FSC Certificates and SGS’s Forest Management and CoC Certification.
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