Transaction verification will be required in supply chains of proven high risk.
Evidence of high risk will be one or more of the following:
- Results of fibre testing;
- Substantiated complaints;
- ASI on-site assessments, monitoring, and data analysis;
- ASI and FSC investigations that identify an unacceptable level of misleading claims in a product type in a region;
- Certification body reporting of false claims to FSC and/or ASI.
In 2017 up to 1,000 businesses globally, with a specific focus on the Asia–Pacific region, is expected to be asked to be part of transaction verification.
This number is expected to increase in 2018–2019 but will be based on what we learn in 2017.