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Scientific certification systems lou pezet lead auditor chain of custody certification services

SCIENTIFIC CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS

Lou Pezet

Lead Auditor,

Chain-of-Custody

Certification Services

[email protected]

Tel 313 585 1011

Fax 313 389 4996

www.scscertified.com


Scientific certification systems lou pezet lead auditor chain of custody certification services

FSC

Print & Sustainability

FSC Introduction

Ford Educational Center, Detroit Zoo

April 22, 2008

Louis M. Pezet

Lead Auditor, Chain-of-Custody Certification Services

Scientific Certification Systems

www.scscertified.com


Forest stewardship council

FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

  • Global membership organization founded in 1993

  • Environmental, social, economic chamber consensus on principles and criteria of responsible forest management

  • System built around 3rd party verification

  • Certifiers accredited for forest management and chain-of-custody


What is the goal of the forest stewardship

What is the Goal of the Forest Stewardship?

The goal of FSC is to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests by establishing a worldwide standard of recognized and respected Principles of Forest Stewardship.


Fsc principles for forest stewardship

FSC Principles for Forest Stewardship.

  • #1: Compliance with laws and FSC Principles

  • #2: Tenure and use rights and responsibilities

  • #3: Indigenous peoples' rights

  • #4: Community relations and worker's rights

  • #5: Benefits from the forest

  • #6: Environnemental impact

  • #7: Management plan

  • #8: Monitoring and assessment

  • #9: Maintenance of high conservation value forests

  • #10: Plantations


Scientific certification systems

SCIENTIFIC CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS

  • Leader in 3rd party environmental certification

  • Founded in 1983, Forest Management since 1991

  • Internationally renown innovator in the development of certification systems

  • Founding member of the Forest Stewardship Council

  • FSC portfolio:

    - 67 Forest Management certificates

    - 520 current COC certificates

    - 32 countries


Scs certification programs brands

SCS Certification Programs & Brands


Scs accredited certification programs

SCS Accredited Certification Programs

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a non-governmental organization whose purpose is to preserve marine resources worldwide

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests.

The National Organic Program (NOP), directed by USDA, establishes standards for the production and handling of organic products (food and non-food).


Source verification and repeating claims

SOURCE VERIFICATION AND REPEATING CLAIMS

  • Chain of Custody

    matches inputs to outputs based on a “yes” or “no” type certification status

  • Source verification

    employs 3rd party auditing of suppliers to monitor the totality of inputs into a product line on a batch, random sample or line-item basis

  • Preferred vendor programs

    institutionalizes continuous improvement against company driven standards, in a manner that allows the pass-through of claims to customers


What is fsc certified product

What is FSC-Certified Product?

  • The definition of FSC-certified product has evolved and expanded over the past 9 years

  • Prior to 1998 and the advent of “percentage based claims,” “FSC-Certified” meant product manufactured from wood fiber exclusively sourced from forests holding a FSC FM certificate; that is, 100% certified content

  • From 1998 to 2004: FSC-certified product was manufactured either exclusively from FSC certified wood fiber or a combination of certified, uncertified fiber and “neutral” fibers; minimum certified content of between 17.5% and 30%


Chain of custody certification

Chain of Custody Certification

  • CoC certification exists because FSC is a label-based scheme

  • The driver is truth in advertising

  • CoC certification confirms that handlers/processors of certified product along the value chain can maintain the integrity of certified supplies

  • CoC certification audits for manufacturers are currently conducted against either of two FSC Standards

  • By the end of 2007, the old CoC Standard will be phased out

  • For printers, the basics of certification will remain the same

  • Certification is awarded under 5-year contracts, subject to annual audits


Coc certification cont

CoC Certification (cont.)

  • Approximately 6,000 CoC certificate holders, worldwide, in 70+ countries


Chain of custody certificates by sector

Chain of Custody Certificates by Sector


The paper sector most active fsc coc sector over the past 3 years

The Paper Sector: Most Active FSC CoC Sector over the Past 3 Years

  • One out of three new CoC certificates issued in North America in the past 3 years are in the paper chain; the strength of this sector shows no sign of abating (there are 32,000 print shops just in the U.S.)

  • At present, there are approximately:

    • 160 certs issued to paper manufacturers

    • 75 certs issued to paper distributors

    • 500+ certs issued to printers

    • 100+ certs issued to pulp manufacturers and traders


Certification process

Certification process

  • Application

  • Documented Control System (DCS) preparation

  • On-site audit

  • Certification

    • CoC registration number is assigned

  • Monitoring

    • Annual audits

  • On-going communication

    • Logo approvals

    • Standards advice


Other areas of concern to print companies

Other Areas of Concern to Print Companies

  • Time frame for certification

    • ~4 weeks from date of application, depending on readiness and number of facilities

  • Cost

  • Logo approvals

    • SCS guidelines for proper logo use and steps to logo approval will assist the process

    • If correct steps are followed, SCS returns logo approvals within same day


Examples of fsc on product labels

Examples of FSC On-Product Labels


For more information

For More Information

  • www.certifiedwood.org

  • www.fsc.org

  • www.fsc-info.org

  • www.fscus.org/paper/

  • http://papercalculator.org

  • www.greenpressinitiative.org

  • www.scscertified.com


Conclusions

CONCLUSIONS

  • FSC COC offers a kind of “turn-key” transparency

    – if you can play by the FSC rules then you should

  • Source Verification can also be achieved in-house through standards development and 3rd party supplier audits

  • SCS can be your partner in program design and in 3rd party auditing.


Scientific certification systems lou pezet lead auditor chain of custody certification services

SCIENTIFIC CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS

Lou Pezet

Lead Auditor,

Chain-of-Custody Certification Services

[email protected]

Tel 313 585 1011

Fax 313 389 4996

www.scscertified.com


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