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Normative Documents
  1. FSC-STD-20-001 General requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies  
  2. FSC-PRO-20-003 Transfer of FSC Certificates and License Agreements  
  3. FSC-PRO-20-004 General Requirements for FSC Training Programme 
Document Purpose

FSC-STD-20-001: ensure that FSC accredited certification programs are managed in a competent, consistent, impartial, transparent, rigorous, reliable and credible manner. The standard was developed  to ensure the conformity with ISEAL requirements and compatibility with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17065:2013-01  

FSC-PRO-20-003: applying a consistent set of process requirements to facilitate the voluntary transfer of certificate holders from one certification body to another 

FSC-PRO-20-004: ensure consistent initial and ongoing qualification of auditors through implementation of the FSC Training Programme

Process Objectives
  1. Continued relevance and validity of the standard and related procedures to maintain a functioning certification system    

  1. Integrity of the system is enhanced and maintained  

  1. Streamlined documents to ensure that the final standard and related procedures are well aligned within the normative framework, not contradicting or duplicating the other accreditation standards such as FSC-STD-20-007 Forest Management Evaluations and FSC-STD-20-011 Chain of Custody Evaluations 

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