Revision of FSC Product Classification
FSC-STD-40-004a FSC Product Classification Addendum
April 2022 - December 2023
The FSC product classification (FSC-STD-40-004a) V2-1 is an addendum to the FSC Chain of Custody standard that provides the English nomenclatures and codes that certificate holders shall use to classify their product group/types.
The purpose of this revision process is to update the FSC product classifications.
The revision will focus on the following objectives:
Explore whether an overall more fundamental revision of the product classification system is needed and identify relevant options, opportunities, and risks;
Align product group definitions, product types, product classifications within the normative framework and reflect industry terminology and language;
Clarify existing terms and definitions (i.e., laminated vs melamine or wood fiber fleece vs wood wool, plank vs beam vs batten etc.);
Add new product classification categories for new and growing FSC products (i.e., textiles, biofuels, services);
Avoid and reduce unnecessary product classification proliferation and variance;
Include clear guidance on how to use and apply the product classification to allow for consistent application and remove ambiguity;
César Gonçalves, email@example.com
Jing Wen, Value Chain Development Manager, FSC International
Michael Marus, Chief Information Officer and Director of IT, FSC International
Jenna Mueller, Chain of Custody & Trademark Senior Manager , FSC US
Sebastian Hetsch, FSC COC Manager, TÜV SÜD Czech s.r.o.
First meeting of the technical working group
All stakeholders were invited to comment on the review report on FSC-STD-40-004a FSC Product Classification.
The deadline for commenting was 24 March 2021.