FSC has introduced a trademark licensing system which will be phased in for existing certificate holders during 2010.
Certified companies will be contacted by their certification body and informed about the further process.
The licensing system reflects the strong and growing value of the FSC tradmarks on the marketplace as well as FSC's increased efforts to provide tools and services for certificate holders.
License agreement mandatory
Certificate holders should note that signing the license agreement is mandatory in order to maintain certification. Absence of a signed license agreement after December 2010 is a major non-conformance.
Companies applying for FSC certification after 31 December 2009 must sign a license agreement prior to certification.
Certified companies should have received a message directly from FSC regarding these changes. If you are a NEPCon client and have not received the message, please contact us.