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Main audit

The certification body will execute a certification audit by using the applicable FSC standard to asses if the concession qualifies for FSC certification. This can be a regional or a national standard, see applicable FSC standards. It will then prepare a report and decide as to whether the operation achieved certification or not. A main audit consists of a field- and a document check, in a more rigorous manner than the pre-audit enabling the auditor to assess the entire process of forest management performed by a concession holder.


A typical main audit shall take 6-7 days depending on the logistics and concession surface. The  maximum costs eligible for 50% co-funding of a pre-audit are circa € 10,000,- per concession. This means the contribution by the CBP will be € 5,000,-.



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