Technical Updates

Friday, 01 April 2011
Updated FSC-STD-40-007_V2-0 Sourcing Reclaimed Materials

On April 1st, 2011, FSC issued a new version of the Sourcing Reclaimed Materials Standard

 The Sourcing Reclaimed Materials Standard (FSC-STD-40-007_V2-0_Sourcing_Reclaimed_Materials), becomes effective immediately.

New Certificate Holders shall be assessed against this standard by June 1, 2011, and whereas all current Certificate Holders shall be in compliance with this standard by April 1, 2012.

This version gives more structure regarding verification of reclaimed material as either post-consumer or pre-consumer reclaimed. The sampling of supplier audits is now required to go down to the level where the pre-consumer and/or post-consumer claim can be demonstrated through objective evidence. This means if the Certificate Holder purchases reclaimed material from a trader or broker, the trader or broker must be included in the sampling of supplier audits along with the trader or broker’s supplier(s).

Emily Crumley
Chain-of-Custody Manager, FSC-US
(612) 812-1447