New CSC Technical Manual Version 3.0 launch on January 2024

December 1, 2023

Raising the bar for obtaining CSC certification is an important lever to continuously improve responsible sourcing practices. That is why a new version of the Technical Manual will be launched on the 1st January 2024. 

The Technical Manual is where all the Prerequisites and Criteria are detailed, to which  companies undergoing the certification must comply with.

Please note the following important information:

The Technical Manual has been updated following regular discussions held at the level of the CSC Technical Committee. All feedback received from certified companies, Certification Bodies, Regional System Operators, as well as key discussions with Green Building Councils have been taken into account.

Some dedicated workshops were held for areas that needed additional consultation with experts in the sector. Therefore a biodiversity workshop was run in 2022 and a Human Rights workshop in January 2023.

During the Month of May 2023, the Technical committee started reviewing all sections in the Technical Manual and proposed adjustments to make the system more rigorous and to simplify the manual (Removing duplicates and criteria that have proven impractical).

Different stakeholder consultations were run in November with different experts coming from civil society organizations mainly and as well with our advisory committee in order to revise all updates and amendments.

A dedicated Webinar will be run to present all main changes of the new Technical Manual on December 13th from 9:00 to 10:00 am CEST time. We will also invite one of our sponsors, Güteschutz Beton who will shortly present how they support companies getting  CSC-certification.

You can register to the event following the link here: