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Chain of Custody (PEFC ST 2002:2010)

Chain of custody requirements describe a process of how to get from the information about the origin associated with the procured raw material to the information about the origin which is attached to the organisation's products. This standard specifies two optional approaches for chain of custody, namely the physical separation and percentage based methods.

This standard covers requirements which can be implemented for chain of custody of forest based products.

The labelling of products is considered as an optional communication tool which may be incorporated into the organisations chain of custody process(es). Where the organisation decides to apply the on-product or off-product labelling, the requirements for the usage of a label, including those set up by the owner of the label are becoming an integral part of chain of custody requirements.


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Chain of Custody (PEFC ST 2002:2010) (352.10 kB)

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