Certificación de cadena de custodia

La certificación de cadena de custodia FSC proporciona una garantía creíble de que los productos que se venden con una declaración FSC tienen su origen en bosques bien manejados, fuentes controladas o materiales recuperados.

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Certificación de Cadena de Custodia

FSC chain of custody certification verifies that FSC certified material has been identified and separated from ineligible and unacceptable material as it moves through the supply chain from forest to market.

La certificación de cadena de custodia FSC abarca una diversidad de situaciones y entidades, garantizando que muchas organizaciones puedan demostrar su compromiso con los requisitos del FSC. Esto significa que no solo las organizaciones, en lo particular, pueden certificarse, sino que también pueden hacerlo grupos de organizaciones independientes y organizaciones con múltiples sitios. Existe, incluso, una opción para la certificación de proyectos individuales en vez de organizaciones.

The material used in the FSC chain of custody can come from a variety of sources. Although the vast majority comes from FSC-certified forests, FSC chain of custody requirements also allow for the introduction of reclaimed material that would otherwise go to waste, as well as material that has been assessed as having low risk of coming from unacceptable sources.

The following relevant documents are available for download on the FSC Document Center:

FSC-STD-40-004  Chain of Custody Certification

FSC-STD-40-004a FSC Product Classification

FSC-STD-40-003  Multi-Site Chain of Custody Certification

FSC-STD-40-006 FSC standard for project certification

FSC-STD-40-007 Supply of recovered material for use in FSC Product Groups or FSC Certified Projects

FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood


Requisitos Laborales Fundamentales del FSC

FSC chain of custody certificate holders are required to implement FSC core labor requirements in their operations and must be able to demonstrate this to external third party auditors.

To comply with the FSC core labor requirements, the organization is required to:

  • Do not use child labor.
  • Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor.
  • Make sure there is no discrimination in employment and occupation.
  • Respect freedom of association and the effective right to collective bargaining.

To access more resources on FSC's core labor requirements, we ask you to view the downloads and webinars at the bottom of the page.


Core Job Requirements Self-Assessment Templates

Part of complying with the FSC core labor requirements is that organizations are asked to assess how well they already meet the requirements through a self-assessment. To help organizations implement FSC's core labor requirements, FSC developed country-specific self-assessment templates, which provide more detail than the generic self-assessment form included in the chain of custody standard.

This list will be updated as new versions of the self-assessments are created and new countries are added; so don't forget to check the list frequently. Click on a country to download its template or to go to the corresponding website







Bosnia y Herzegovina












Hong Kong






Nueva Zelanda


Países Bajos



Reino Unido

República Checa



Sri Lanka




Taiwán, provincia de China




Fundamental Labor Requirements Equivalency Assessment

With the publication of its core labor requirements, FSC committed to reviewing the compatibility of other initiatives (such as voluntary sustainability standards -VSS-, national and regional regulatory mechanisms, corporate practices, policies internal purchasing and sustainability systems) with the FSC core labor requirements, to determine potential synergies.

El resultado de la evaluación será una lista de iniciativas que pueden utilizarse para demostrar la conformidad con los requisitos laborales fundamentales del FSC en las nomas de Certificación de Cadena de Custodia FSC. Este mecanismo facilitará la evaluación de la conformidad con los requisitos laborales fundamentales del FSC para aquellas organizaciones que también se ajusten a las iniciativas aprobadas.

Para garantizar la coherencia de la evaluación de las diferentes iniciativas, el FSC ha desarrollado un procedimiento que describe los detalles la evaluación. 

Consulte el procedimiento para conocer la metodología de evaluación, los plazos del proceso y la forma de recomendar iniciativas a evaluar.



Certificación de Proyectos

FSC project certification offers  third-party verification of projects made of or containing forest-based materials from responsible sources. There is a range of options to certify organizations of any size managing projects, from small to large. It also covers a diversity of project types from a single wooden boat, to office buildings and event infrastructure (concert stages, seats).

The following relevant document is available for download on the FSC Document Center:

FSC-STD-40-006  FSC Chain of Custody standard for project certification



Madera Controlada

Controlled wood is non-certified material that can be mixed with FSC-certified material in products that carry the FSC MIX label. Controlled wood does not come from FSC-certified forests, but rather from areas covered by the FSC system to avoid the use of wood from five unacceptable sources:

  1. Illegally harvested wood; 
  2. Wood used in violation of traditional and human rights; 
  3. Wood from forests where high conservation values ​​are threatened by management activities;
  4. Wood from forests being converted to plantations or other uses; and 
  5. Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted. 


FSC risk assessments

To reduce the likelihood of obtaining material from unacceptable sources, organizations that use controlled wood must also use risk assessments.

FSC has developed risk assessments for 60 countries. These can be found on the FSC Document Center , and summaries are on the FSC Risk Assessment Platform .

Organizations that source material from areas without an FSC risk assessment should develop their own risk assessments.

The following relevant documents are available for download on the FSC Document Center:

FSC-STD-40-005 Requirements for Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood



Centro de Documentos

From policies to national standards, controlled wood risk assessments, the most up-to-date versions of our regulatory framework documents can be found here in the FSC Document Center.


Estrategia para productos FSC Mixtos y madera controlada - 29/04/2019
PDF, Tamaño: 464.80KB
P&R De La Nota Aclaratoria De Declaraciones FSC Falsas
PDF, Tamaño: 558.59KB
Paquete De Implementación De Madera Controlada
ZIP, Tamaño: 1.39MB
FSC Core Labour Requirements Technical Webinar: Self Assessment PPT Slides
PDF, Tamaño: 3.15MB
FSC Core Labour Requirements Webinar: Self Assessment Q&A
PDF, Tamaño: 391.59KB
Guía De Los Requisitos Laborales Fundamentales Del FSC
PDF, Tamaño: 669.95KB


Seminario web introductorio sobre los Requisitos Laborales Fundamentales del FSC

Seminario web técnico sobre los requisitos fundamentales del FSC

Webinar de autoevaluación de los requisitos laborales básicos del FSC

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