non FSC Certified Company can sell FSC product ?

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The reason is that the FSC-certified supplier resells the ownership of the FSC-labeled product to your company. Since your company did not have an FSC certificate at that time, your goods will immediately become non-FSC products.

What is FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification ?

Forest Stewardship Council developed two major certifications – Forest Management Certification and Chain of Custody Certification for enhancement on management of sustainable forest and wood product responsible sources. 

FSC Chain-of-Custody certification include both certifications: 1) product certification and 2) company certification.

Why the product cannot be claimed as FSC Product with FSC Logo?

First of all, your supplier and your company needs to hold a valid FSC certificate, your supplier attaches an FSC Claim on the  invoice to your company when delivery. When your company resells the FSC product, it can be claimed an FSC certified product.

In general companies can sell products with FSC logo without holding an FSC certificate, but this product cannot be claimed an FSC certified product.

The reason is that the FSC-certified supplier resells the ownership of the FSC-labeled product to your company. Since your company did not have an FSC certificate at that time, your goods will immediately become non-FSC products.

You might think that the product has been printed with FSC Logo, is it an FSC certified product?

The answer is not certain. The product with the FSC  Logo may have been resold by many non-FSC companies before.

Whether the authentic FSC product attached FSC Logo or not, the most important thing is that the company selling the product needs a valid FSC certificate and its invoice and delivery note indicated FSC Claims.

When your company does not have FSC certification, your company can sell “non-FSC” products.

After your company obtains FSC certification, your company’s FSC number can be printed on the product, and the company’s FSC number can be traced on the FSC website, so that relevant company information can be traced.

If you have any questions, please leave me a message and I will try my best to answer.

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