HOUSTON -- Bureau Veritas Certification is pleased to introduce a series of free webinars for those interested in learning more about Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification. Each 60 minute webinar is presented by our forestry program associates to help organizations prepare for or promote their CoC certifications. Ample time is provided for questions and answers and the following webinars are offered free of charge:

-- FSC Trademark Use and the New Trademark Standard (Aug 17)
-- How to Promote your CoC Certification (Oct 12)
-- Prepare for Certification in 2011: Common Challenges to CoC
Certification (Dec 9)

"Many consumers are seeking products that are verified to be environmentally-friendly and those organizations able to verify the source of the wood and fiber products will possess a competitive edge in the marketplace," says David Vigil, Forestry Program Manager at Bureau Veritas Certification and webinar presenter. "CoC certification is one way to meet this demand."

Chain of Custody is the process by which certified forest products are verified as coming from properly managed, sustainable sources. All organizations wishing to become CoC certified must meet the minimum requirements in product traceability, product storage and handling, invoicing, and record keeping, and have an on-site audit by an accredited third-party verifier.

Bureau Veritas Certification (the independent third-party registrar of Bureau Veritas) offers a comprehensive product portfolio from standards to more customized systems, and draws from a large pool of expert resources in an extensive international network. In response to the changing needs of our customers, Bureau Veritas Certification is ideally positioned to respond to market trends and client demand for more value-added services that are global, seamless, and integrated.

Bureau Veritas is a global company specializing in quality assurance, health, safety, and environmental (QHSE) services. Bureau Veritas' 40,000 employees across the globe provide industry, technical, and local expertise that is unsurpassed. With over 2,000 QHSE professionals in over 60 offices across the United States, and operations in over 900 offices in 170 countries, Bureau Veritas develops solutions that contribute to risk prevention and performance improvement to help organizations create long-term value through our technical and regulatory expertise.

Source: Bureau Veritas

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