Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification
FSC Chain of Custody certification allows companies to label their FSC products, which in turn enables consumers to identify and choose products that support re-sponsible forest management. Mixing of FSC certified and non-certified products must be done under controlled procedures that meet the FSC Chain of Custody requirements. Chain of Custody certification is essential for businesses seeking to access envi-ronmentally and socially aware markets, or to demonstrate compliance with public and private procurement policies that specify environmentally responsible materi-als. These include the EU Ecolabel scheme for furniture, or the US Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.