FSC Auditor

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Control Union in Tokyo, Japan for an FSC AUDITOR.

As an Auditor for FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), you will be responsible for the application of implementation of sustainable production practices, which is designed to be used by industries handling wood and paper products.

FSC certification is given to companies and organizations working on "appropriate forest management", which was established for the purpose of sustainable use and conservation of forests, if they meet the criteria along its standards. This allows consumers to choose products from companies and organizations that deal with sustainable wood products.

The position requires strong communication. Applicants must have good knowledge of the forest/wood/paper industry. You will be initiating and conducting on site audit activities at our clients. You will be responsible for the document review as well as preparing and distributing your audit findings in an audit report.

Are you committed to integrity, quality, and a self-driven, systematic, service oriented person and do you want to be part of our international network? Then we are looking for you!

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Auditing
  • Sampling
  • Verification and review of documents
  • Reporting audit results
  • Conducting audit follow-up
  • Maintaining good relationship with the clients
  • Responding to function-related requests from clients
  • Internal coordination and coordinating with the clients
  • Assistance with handling of claims & appeals
  • Maintaining up-to-date files in the system + hardcopy as per procedures
  • Keeping abreast of developments, issues and legislative changes pertaining to forestry and related sectors


  • Tertiary education (college or university qualification) and 2 years of professional experience in the forest products sector, or Secondary education (high school certificate) and 4 years of professional experience in the forest products sector
  • Major in a relevant discipline (eg. ecology, forestry, sociology, economics and anthropology) would be preferred
  • 5 years or more of professional experience (eg. forest management, consultancy, research) in a relevant discipline would be an added advantage
  • Good command of Japanese & English: in speech and in writing
  • Excellent report writing, presentation skills in English
  • Resourceful, fast learner with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Willingness to travel (up to 10-12 days per month) within Japan

Our Company

With its foundation in agriculture, Control Union Certifications has focused its efforts in developing services around the sustainability of the industry's supply chains which feed into the food, feed, bioenergy and textiles markets. With 'boots on the ground' in more than 70 countries, Control Union Certifications is uniquely placed to manage challenges with today's global marketplace.

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