Chain of Custody program documents

The MSC certification requirements for both fisheries and chain of custody are defined in a series of documents. These documents outline specific requirements, guidelines and methods to enable consistency and compliance in assessments.

 

Controlled List of MSC Certification Program Documents
Description: Controlled document list of MSC certification program documents for reference by Conformity Assessment Bodies and Assurance Services International.

Language: English
Version: 30.00
Date of Issue: 27 September 2019
Date effective: 27 September 2019

Chain of Custody certification documents

MSC Chain of Custody Program Summary of Changes 2019
Description: An outline of what has changed in the 2019 Chain of Custody program release, including the Default V5.0, Group V2.0, Consumer-Facing Organisation V2.0, the CoC CR V3.1 and the GCR V2.4

Language: English
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 March 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Standard - Default Version v5.0
Description: The Default Standard is for certification of supply chain organisations with single or multi-site operations, trading MSC and/or ASC certified seafood.

Language: English
Version: 5.00
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Standard Default Version V4.0
Description: The default standard is intended to be used for certification of seafood supply chain organisations with single or multi-site operations, trading MSC certified seafood.

Language: English
Version: 4.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Standard - Group Version v2.0
Description: The Group Standard is for certification of supply chain organisations with a central office function and many locations trading MSC and/or ASC certified seafood.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Standard Group v1.0
Description: The Group Standard is intended to be used for certification of seafood supply chain organisations with a central office function and many locations trading MSC certified seafood.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Standard Consumer-Facing Organisation Version v2.0
Description: The CFO Standard is for certification of supply chain organisations of any size selling MSC and/or ASC certified products directly to the final consumer.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Chain of Custody Standard Consumer Facing Organisation v1.0
Description: The CFO Standard is intended to be used for certification of seafood supply chain businesses of any size selling certified products directly to the final consumer.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
MSC Chain of Custody Certification Requirements v3.1
Description: This document sets out requirements on how the Chain of Custody Standard should be interpreted during audits, and ensure consistency of its application.

Language: English
Version: 3.10
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC CoC Certification Requirements v2.0
Description: This document sets out requirements on how the Chain of Custody Standard should be interpreted during audits, and ensure consistency of its application.

Language: English
Version: 2.00
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 31 August 2015
Supplementary Requirements for the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) Program v1.1.1
Description: Supplementary requirements specific to Chain of Custody audits against the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) program.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
Supplementary Requirements for the ASC-MSC Seaweed Algae Program v1.0
Description: Supplementary requirements specific to Chain of Custody audits against the ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) program.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 22 March 2018
Date effective: 22 March 2018
MSC Third-Party Labour Audit Requirements
Description: Sets out requirements for supply chain organisations completing an on-site third-party labour audit, and guidance for auditors on verifying these requirements.

Language: English
Version: 1.00
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC Change tracking report for Chain of Custody Program
Description: Clause-by-clause list of changes to the Chain of Custody Standards (Default, Group and Consumer-Facing Organisation) and the Chain of Custody Certification Requirements released 28 March 2019

Language: English
Date of Issue: 23 August 2019
MSC-MSCI Vocabulary
Description: This vocabulary defines concepts, terms, phrases and abbreviations used by the MSC and MSCI.

Language: English
Version: 1.20
Date of Issue: 28 March 2019

General Certification Requirements

MSC Change tracking report - GCR v2.4.1 from GCR v2.3
Description: Clause-by-clause list of changes in the General Certification Requirements v2.4.1 from General Certification Requirements v2.3

Language: English
Date of Issue: 07 May 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC General Certification Requirements v2.4.1
Description: The General Certification Requirements sets out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 07 May 2019
Date effective: 28 September 2019
MSC General Certification Requirements v2.3
Description: The General Certification Requirements sets out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Version: 2.30
Date of Issue: 31 August 2018
Date effective: 28 February 2019
MSC General Certification Requirements v2.2
Description: The General Certification Requirements set out requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies assessing or auditing Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Version: 2.20
Date of Issue: 01 March 2018
Date effective: 01 September 2018
MSC General Certification Requirements - Summary of changes between v2.1 and v2.2
Description: A summary of the changes between MSC General Certification Requirements versions 2.1 and 2.2

Language: English
Date of Issue: 01 March 2018
MSC General Certification Requirements v2.1
Description: MSC General Certification Requirements for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) evaluating Fisheries and Chain of Custody businesses.

Language: English
Version: 2.10
Date of Issue: 20 February 2015
Date effective: 01 September 2015
Date superseded: 01 September 2018

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Translated resources for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) accredited to carry out MSC Fisheries and Chain of Custody Standard assessments.

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Fisheries program documents

The MSC Fisheries Standard and the General Certification Requirements. For certifiers and clients.

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