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Chain of Custody 2021 Update for Certificate Holders

Sign up to this webinar which aims to update Chain of Custody certificate holders, consultancies, and other interested parties on the changes to the rules of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody standards.


The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) Chain of Custody (CoC) standards are frequently adapted to consider new knowledge, risks, and detected misuse. Certificate holders are challenged to record and implement related changes in the CoC systems.

With an increasing audience, in this webinar, SGS will provide an annual update on new developments and the outlook since 2015. Furthermore, SGS is analyzing frequent non-conformities raised by auditing more than 10,000 CoC certificate holders and will share these insights with participants.

SGS holds multiple FSC and PEFC accreditations and licenses. Find more information here.


This webinar aims to update all CoC certificate holders, consultancies, and other interested persons on the changes to the transition and implementation rules of FSC and PEFC CoC standards.

Target Audience

FSC and PEFC CoC certified clients as well as any other interested parties.


The one hour webinar will include:

  • Analysis and frequency of non-conformities raised by SGS audits
  • FSC core labor requirements
  • Revised FSC fee system (FSC AAF)
  • Implementation of the revised PEFC CoC standard
  • The standard ISO 38200:2018 Chain of Custody of Wood and Wood-Based Products
  • Conclusion and call to action
  • Q&A


Christian Kobel, Global Business Manager Forestry, Timber and Paper, SGS

Christian is Global Leader of the SGS Forestry and Chain of Custody accreditation management teams. His responsibilities include the harmonization and organization of the SGS forestry, timber and paper business and the development, implementation and management of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody accreditations. Christian has more than 20 years of experience in the forestry, timber and paper industries and audit experience with several standards including FM and CoC certification. He holds a Master’s degree in Forest Engineer ETHZ.

For further information, please contact:

Victoria Leo
Marketing Specialist
t: +1 201 508 3000

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