The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has been in the process of reviewing and revising the Chain of Custody Standard (FSC-STD-40-004) over the past two years, with the help of the Chain of Custody working group.
The first public consultation has begun and the draft of the revised Chain of Custody Standard is now available for public review. Comments are due by Feb. 28.
FSC has developed a webpage dedicated to the Chain of Custody revision that provides all relevant consultation documents and will be updated periodically throughout the public consultation.
Participation and feedback from stakeholders is essential during the revision process, and all are encouraged to comment on the changes to the standard. There will also be a second consultation period later this year. 
To assist stakeholders during the consultation, FSC has provided a “crosswalk” that identifies the changes between the current Chain of Custody Standard and the revised draft.
FSC also invites interested stakeholders to participate in a webinar to learn more about the first draft of the revised Chain of Custody Standard. Webinars will be available in English and Spanish, and have been scheduled to meet the needs of certificate holders globally.
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