Timber Regulation and Chain of Custody (CoC) Compliance
We provide Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and VRIKSH consultancy, for all farm owners, manufacturers, exporters, and traders, in the supply chain. This would ensure to them, that they have the obligatory systems, in place, to meet the specific standard requirements, of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Program, for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) Due Diligence systems. We offer cost effective service, improving efficiency and managing our client’s certification requirements.
- Pre-scoping consultation (No Consultancy Fees)
The purpose of this consultation stage, is to detect the degree of complexity, of our client’s operation and help identify the potential ways, to meet the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Program, for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) or VRIKSH system requirements. A visit to the site, will not be required to assess the company’s operations and activities, unless a desire is expressed, to have an introductory meeting. A certification consultancy would be provided by our team, which has worked, in the capacity of an Auditor, for the program, to (literally) hundreds of companies, ranging from handicraft exporters, paper mills, government forest departments, plantation owners, traders, timber merchants, printers, plywood and laminate manufacturers, printers, fit-out companies, and many more. A discussion over phone, or by email will help to identify immediate obstacles, if any.
- Onsite Scoping and Up-skilling training
Once the client has understood the system requirements and is willing to go for the required certification, a proposal, with key deliverables and timelines, of the consultancy activities is put up, for their approval. The company’s representative will be trained first, on the requirements of the standard and subsequent training sessions will be organized for the key personnel involved, in the management of the certification. Our team will help to devise the requisite document and procedures, before the audit. A mock audit will also be conducted, to ensure that the system and procedures are ready to face the main audit.
- On-audit support
We will assist the company to provide awareness and show conformance, during the audit. Any non-conformity identified, during the main audit, will be resolved, with corrective action plans.
- Post-audit support and troubleshooting
We do not absolve ourselves of responsibility, following delivery of consultancy; we will maintain contact, with the client company, throughout the process, leading to certificate issuance. This will be charted by our ongoing support, to answer questions and liaise with additional parties, if required. Our troubleshooting has proved invaluable, for many companies. We will also conduct a mid-year pre-audit, to ensure system functionality and structure alignments to the certification.