Certification Bodies

FSC sets the standards for Forest Management (FM) and Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications. FSC Certification Bodies (CB) – third party organisations – carry out the FM and CoC assessments that lead to FSC certification. Certification bodies are required to gain FSC accreditation before being allowed to conduct assessments. They must comply with rules and procedures verified by the Assurance Services International (ASI).


FSC is the only global forest certification system to have an integrated accreditation programme that systematically checks its certification bodies.

Assurance Services International (ASI) is responsible for checking certification body compliance with our rules and procedures through a combination of field and office audits. All FSC accredited certification bodies must meet the FSC accreditation requirements.

In the same way that certification bodies carry out annual checks on holders of FSC Forest Management and Chain of Custody certificates, ASI carries out annual checks on the certification bodies, through office and field audits.

Certification Body Accreditation: An organisation who wishes to become an FSC-accredited certification body, must conform with FSC-STD-20-001 (General Requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies). 

Certification Bodies (CB) in Malaysia

Scope: Forest Management (FM) & Chain of Custody (CoC)

Bureau Veritas Malaysia (BV)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-016
FSC licence code: FSC® A000504

SCS Global Services (SCS)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-002
FSC licence code: FSC® A000521

Control Union (CU)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-017
FSC licence code: FSC® A000507

SGS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (SGS or SGSHK)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-040
FSC licence code: FSC® A000523

Preferred by Nature (formerly known as NEPCon)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-066
FSC licence code: FSC® A000535


Scope: Chain of Custody (CoC)

DNV GL International Sdn Bhd (DNV)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-022
FSC licence code: FSC® A000509

TÜV SÜD Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (TSUD)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-042
FSC licence code: FSC® A000530

Extensive Standard Technical Services (ESTS)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-090
FSC licence code: FSC® A000543



Warringtonfire Testing and Certification Limited, trading as BM TRADA (TT)


Accreditation code: ASI-ACC-006
FSC licence code: FSC® A000503

*Scope excludes FSC Controlled Wood (CW)


Check the ASI website for the latest information about the accreditation scope and status of FSC accredited certification bodies.