New Webinar: "Implementing Chain of Custody Certification in your Organization"

Top Quote SGS invites you to attend the complimentary webinar on "Implementing Chain of Custody Certification in your organization". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 03, 2012 - The objective of this 60-minute webinar is to provide participants with information about the critical steps involved with implementing chain of custody certification in their organization.


    History and background to FSC and PEFC
    Requirements for a chain of custody system
    The audit process
    Chain of custody standards
    Market drivers for certification
    Opportunity to raise questions


    Organizations involved with the supply and trade of timber, paper and packaging products


    Chain of custody certification for timber and paper products is considered to bring significant environmental, social and economic benefits to the forests from which certified products originate and to the public perception and reputation of companies that trade certified timber and paper products. However, the process of certification can appear complex when an organisation is faced with certification standards for the first time. The webinar is designed to provide participants with an understanding of certification systems and processes, information about how they can use their certification to their best advantage and what to expect from the audit itself.

    In addition, the webinar will provide participants with information about current market trends for certification and highlight the importance and relevance of traceability for products that are utilized in the timber, paper and packaging industries across the globe.

    The webinar will be delivered by personnel with experience auditing chain of custody systems and will presented in a relevant and informative manner by individuals with specific experience of the timber, paper and packaging sectors.


    Mr. Tobin Gordon, Global Program Manager, Chain of Custody, SGS

    Tobin has twelve years experience auditing chain of custody systems and managing chain of custody programmes. Tobin is currently working on a programme to align delivery of chain of custody audits across the SGS network.

    Mr. Graham Edwards, Global Chain of Custody Manager, SGS

    Graham has 7 years experience auditing chain of custody systems and managing COC programs. In addition he has 20 years forestry experience, owned and operated an FSC certified manufacturing plant for 4 years going through the certification process himself and managing it thereafter. He also audited for FM as well with SGS.

    Sign up for one of the following complimentary sessions on February 23, 2012:

    Register for session 1 (
    08:00 a.m. London
    09:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam
    03:00 a.m. New York
    04:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

    Register for session 2 (
    02:00 p.m. London
    03:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam
    09:00 a.m. New York
    10:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

    Location: Online
    Duration: 1 Day

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