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,-.
- Internal audit and expert advice
- Reduced Impact Logging training
- Consultation framework between concession holder and local communities
- High Conservation Area Forest assessment
- (Semi-)commercial partnerships between company and community foresters
- Advice on supply chain optimization
- Social training