Forest Stewardship Council chain of custody certification
FSC chain of custody (CoC) tracks FSC certified material through the production process —from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution.
Only FSC CoC certified operations are allowed to label products with the FSC trademarks. The FSC label thus provides the link between responsible production and consumption and thereby enables the consumer to make socially and environmentally responsible purchasing decisions.
CoC certification can be used to demonstrate compliance with public or private procurement policies and specifications such as the EU Ecolabel scheme for furniture, or the U.S. Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.
For more informatin, visit the FSC website at http://www.fsc.org/chainofcustody0.html.