Reviewing MSC standards and certification requirements
The revision of MSC standards follows the , which complies with the ISEAL Standard Setting Code. It emphasises multi-stakeholder engagement to ensure rigour and transparency.
You can comment on or make a complaint about the MSC Standards and requirements at any time. Please save, complete and submit your feedback using the MSC Standards comments form.
In 2014, we carried out a thorough, stakeholder-led review of our Chain of Custody Standard and Certification Requirements. The review invited global supply chain stakeholders to provide feedback on the Chain of Custody Program for greater clarity, accessibility and efficiency.
We released updated Fisheries Certification Requirements version 2.0 (FCRv2.0) following the review of the MSC Fisheries Standard (FSR) in 2013-2014. The review focused on the assessment process and fishery client performance requirements. Further work was undertaken to reduce the time, cost complexity of fishery assessments (speed and cost review or SCR).
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