» FSC® Chain of Custody Certification Ecotrust Canada
The Forest Stewardship Council® certified trademark is an internationally recognized symbol of the highest standard of sustainable forestry.

The FSC® trademark is a premier market differentiator that can help you grow your business responsibly. Its use is highly regulated, and available only to businesses that have been FSC® certified. Certification is not a small task, but it has never been easier or more cost effective thanks to Ecotrust Canada’s FSC® Group Certification.

As a certified FSC® Chain of Custody Group Manager, we are authorized to certify forest industry businesses – from sawmills to wholesalers to print shops – who wish to purchase, manufacture, and sell FSC® certified materials.


Click to view our current CoC group members


Through centralized administration and economies of scale, we are able to dramatically speed up the certification process and reduce associated costs for small- and medium-sized operators. We can help you on the road towards branding your products as FSC® certified and, ultimately, help protect our forests and all they provide for future generations.

Our FSC® certification process is unique, providing expertise in market development, training in FSC® standard requirements, ongoing support to meet these standards, networking opportunities, and facilitated annual internal audits. We also provide custom FSC® documentation development at a standard consulting rate, releasing you from the complication of developing standard required documents.

For more information on obtaining FSC® certification for your business, please contact Ecotrust Canada’s FSC® Chain of Custody group manager, Racheal Weymer.


2017 FSC Chain of Custody Fee Schedule

The range in fees reflect the complexity of the business: lower rates for simple supply chains with low risk and no controlled wood, higher rates with more supply chain complexity, increasing risk or controlled wood.

Annual Membership Fee*
Non-Profit $1,300-$1,500
Printers $1,500-$1,700
Brokers or Businesses that do not take possession of materials $1,500-$2,000
Standard Business Rate $1,700-$2,500
FSC Annual Accreditation Fee $100
Distance fee** Variable
Consulting Fee $650/day


*Fees are subject to applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.
**Distance fee applies to businesses located 300km or more from our Vancouver office, please inquire for an estimate.
***Consulting time for onboarding businesses is generally three (3) days.

Racheal Weymer
Project Manager