Chain of Custody (COC) provides a reliable information link between raw material in a forest-based product and the origin of that raw material. This helps environmentally concerned consumers receive assurance that the products they purchase and use come from well-managed forests. NSF can provide third-party certification linked to SFI (North America), PEFC (worldwide), or customized claims about the sources of forest-based raw materials in your products.
Chain of custody certification helps organizations meet the needs of their customers and the demands of the marketplace. Increasing number of consumers seek proof of environmentally sound business practices. Your chain of custody certification provides assurance that products are produced and sourced responsibly. SFI and PEFC chain of custody are linked in an independent, global, third-party movement to assure that information about sources of forest products is reliable and beneficial to all involved. With your certification you can use the SFI (and/or PEFC) logos and the SFI on-product labels which link your product back to individually-certified forests.
NSF is one of only four North American registrars participating in the pilot accreditation under the SFI and PEFC programs. We were the first to pass the core office review and are in the first group of accredited auditors for SFI and PEFC chain of custody. Previously our program was approved by SFI, Inc, and we issued most of the initial SFI chain of custody certificates with the roll out of this new program in 2005 and 2006.
You can enjoy all the benefits of certification at a competitive price. If you are currently implementing chain of custody certification, feel free to request a quote online or contact one of our Business Development Managers, who will be able to answer your questions.