- Soil Association
- FSC® and PEFC Chain of Custody and Forest Management Services
- Chain of Custody (COC)
Chain of Custody (COC)
Certify with us
More than ever, consumers want reassurance that their paper, furniture or floorboards aren’t causing damage to people or the environment.
If you’re making a product using wood or paper, and want to be able to say that the source of your material is traceable and from a sustainable source, you'll need Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody certification.
We offer single certification to either FSC or PEFC standards or we can carry out competitively priced joint certification to both schemes.
To become certified...
You’ll need certain procedures in place, trained staff and records of purchases and sales of certified material.
The effort is worth it, though, as Chain of Custody (COC) certification demonstrates your commitment to sustainability; by becoming certified, your customers can be sure your material comes from certified forests or other controlled sources.
You’ll be able to label your products using some of the most well known logos in the industry and promote your certified status on letterheads, in email footers, on your website and on sales documents.
Soil Association Certification Forestry are accredited to audit and administer COC certificates on behalf of FSC and PEFC.
As well as seeing you through the process of COC certification, we can also provide timber legality verification and due diligence systems for compliance with the EU Timber Regulation.
Find out more in our How to Apply section
How to apply for certification
Find out the next steps to achieve FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody Certification by completing the contact form - there is also useful guidance for applicants.Apply now
Get in touch with the Forestry team
To find out more about Chain of Custody certification - to either FSC or PEFC standards - and the other services we offer, please get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss any queries you might have.Contact us