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What is FSC?

KNA CERT cooperates with TÜV Austria Hellas (TAH) to provide FSC® CoC (Chain of Custody) services for businesses in the supply chain of wood, paper, packaging, pellets, furniture and exterior,...


⭐️FSC® (The Forest Stewardship Council – FSC®): is the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit organization that sets certain high standards to ensure that products from forests and forestry are produced in a sustainable way, environmentally responsible and beneficial to society;

⭐️ FSC® CoC standards: were developed and issued to manage the exploitation, processing, and use of forest products in a responsible and sustainable manner;

Public reference standard from FSC website: FSC® STD-40-004; FSC® STD-40-004a; FSC® STD-50-001.

⭐️FSC® CoC Certification: is an assessment and certification activity proving that the Chain of Custody of forest products complies with the requirements of the FSC® CoC Standard

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TAH is an FSC® CoC Certification Body

TÜV Austria Hellas (TAH) is a subsidiary of TÜV Austria.

* TÜV Austria is the leading organization in the field of certification, inspection and training in Austria. With more than 150 years of experience and a team of skilled and experienced experts, TÜV Austria has maintained its leading position in the field of Training - Certification and providing Customers with the best services.

Currently, TÜV Austria has more than 60 branches in more than 30 countries and more than 3,000 employees all over the world with a multidisciplinary development trend. In addition to system management standard services such as: ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 27001:2022, ISO 22000:2018... TÜV Austria has the competency in providing services FSC® CoC certification assessment.

TÜV Austria Hellas (TAH) provides FSC® CoC certification services. The FSC® CoC certificate issued by TAH has the ASI (Accreditation Services International) international accreditation mark and is valid globally.

TAH's FSC® CoC Standard audits are conducted by licensed auditors with years of experience and expertise in sustainable forest management.

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TAH partners with KNA in FSC® CoC Services

KNA has successfully signed a cooperation agreement with TÜV Austria Hellas (TAH) on providing FSC® CoC services. Accordingly, TAH and KNA cooperate together to provide FSC® CoC services in Vietnam. This is not only a recognition for KNA but also a milestone that opens up great opportunities for businesses in Vietnam's forest products industry, creating a foundation for businesses to expand their export markets in the future.


With internationally recognized competency, KNA confidently helps businesses deploy FSC® CoC services according to TAH's certification process.

Step 1: Receive Customer information

The FSC® CoC service process begins with the Certification Body (TAH) or Authorized Agency (KNA CERT) receiving information from the Customer. Businesses will be provided with initial information about the process, basic requirements and benefits of achieving FSC® CoC certification. This helps businesses better understand the process and benefits they can receive from participating in the Forest Stewardship Council.

Step 2: Fill in the registration form

To begin the FSC® CoC audit procedure, Enterprises need to fill out the Registration Form and submit to the Certification Body (TAH) or Authorized Agency (KNA CERT). This registration form will contain information about the business (manufacturing or trading) and other related documents. This step ensures that all important information has been collected in detail and accurately.

Step 3: Confirm and schedule audit

The Certification Body (TAH) or Authorized Agency (KNA CERT) reviews the information from the Application Form and confirms the suitability of the application. Information about the official audit schedule will be sent to the Enterprise, including information about the time and auditor.

Step 4: Prepare for audit

Businesses need to prepare documents and information necessary for the audit process, including working procedures, wood product transaction records, and any documents related to the origin and sustainability of wood wood supplies.

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Step 5: Perform audit

The FSC® CoC auditor of the Certification Body (TAH) or Authorized Body (KNA CERT) will conduct a formal audit of the business's Chain of Custody. This process includes reviewing documents, conducting site inspections, and interviewing personnel to assess your compliance with the requirements of the FSC® CoC Standard.

Step 6: Review and correct documents

After the audit, feedback will be sent to the business, including requests for corrective action for NCs (if any). Businesses need to take measures or adjustments to ensure compliance with the requirements of the FSC® CoC standard.

Step 7: Decide to approve the application and issue the certificate

Once the business has made all the necessary modifications and adjustments, the Certification Body will review the audit report and decide whether the organization meets the requirements of the FSC® CoC. If qualified, the business will be granted an FSC® CoC certificate.

Step 8: Periodic monitoring (annually)

Businesses will be required to demonstrate maintaining compliance with the FSC® CoC standard through periodic audits. Auditors will evaluate the business's operations to ensure the continuity of the Standards.

Step 9: Recertification (after 5 years)

After 5 years, when the FSC® CoC certificate expires, businesses can choose to apply for FSC® CoC re-certification. The process will be similar to initial audit.


The FSC® CoC certificate has the ASI International recognition mark

Accreditation Services International (ASI) is one of the world's leading accreditation organizations for sustainability standards systems. The mission of this organization is to ensure trust through certification activities. ASI assesses certification bodies for a wide range of standards, ensuring that assessments are carried out with Global competence and consistency.

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ASI is the only accreditation body for environmental standards systems such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®), Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), Conference Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials.

→ FSC® CoC certificate with ASI accreditation mark issued by TAH:

  • Has full legal value
  • Globally recognized

Certification information is publicly available globally on the FSC® Forest Management Council System

FSC® CoC certified enterprises by TAH can look up the validity and effectiveness of the certificate on the FSC® Forest Management Council Database System. Customer's certification information will be posted publicly globally, can be checked at the following link:

Not only the certified business itself, but any of their customers can check the validity of the FSC® CoC certification to make sure that their partner has complied with the FSC® CoC standard.

Favorable export and international trade

Holding a valid FSC® CoC certificate helps an organization join the community of businesses that comply with the Chain of Custody Standard. This is a "passport" that allows wood products to be conveniently exported to major markets such as Europe, the United States, England, France, Japan, Korea, etc. It is not only an affirmation of product quality but also enhances the position of businesses in the market, especially in the context of increasingly fierce competition.


Customers can find out more information about TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS and FSC® certification services at the following links:

Include a link to TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS website, to provide clients access to information of the following:

Bao gồm một liên kết đến trang web TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, để cung cấp cho khách hàng quyền truy cập vào thông tin sau:

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Information about TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS’s scope of FSC® accreditation

Thông tin về phạm vi chứng nhận FSC® của TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS

General information on the fees charged to clients

Thông tin chung về các khoản phí KH phải trả

A description of the rights and duties of clients, including requirements, restrictions, or limitations on the use of TÜV AUSTRIA name and FSC® trademarks and on the ways of referring to the certification granted.

Mô tả các quyền và nghĩa vụ của khách hàng, bao gồm các yêu cầu, hạn chế hoặc giới hạn trong việc sử dụng tên TÜV AUSTRIA và nhãn hiệu FSC® cũng như cách đề cập đến chứng nhận được cấp.


Information about procedures for handling complaints and appeals

Thông tin về thủ tục giải quyết khiếu nại, kháng nghị

A link to the FSC® certification database (

Liên kết đến cơ sở dữ liệu chứng nhận FSC® (

A link to the FSC® normative documents for certification, according to the TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS’s accreditation scope

Liên kết đến các tài liệu quy chuẩn của FSC® để chứng nhận, theo phạm vi công nhận của TÜV  AUSTRIA HELLAS



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