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CSA Sustainable Forest Management

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The CAN/CSA-Z809 SFM chain-of-custody label demonstrates that forest products have originated from a forest certified to CAN/CSA-Z809 SFM and have been verified to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Chain-of-Custody requirements through an independent third party audit.

Learn more: CSA Sustainable Forest Management websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with CSA Sustainable Forest Management's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO 17021 Management system certification

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Canadian Standards Association

Member of

Unknown

Type

Industry association

Also manages

None.

Organization type: not-for-profit membership-based association serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the global marketplace


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1996

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Forest products / Paper

Other categories: These products can include everything from lumber, paneling or plywood, and pulp and paper to specialty forest products such as maple syrup and Christmas trees (CSA 2003).


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada France United Kingdom United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012