Content Claim Standard


The Content Claim Standard is a chain of custody standard that provides companies with a tool to verify that one or more specific input materials are in a final product. It requires that each organization along the supply chain take sufficient steps to ensure that the integrity and identity of the input material is preserved. It does not validate any claims about a product beyond the amount of a specific material that is in it. The standard does not limit which type of input material may be claimed, and therefore has broad application potential.

The CCS Standard v1.0
The CCS Implementation Manual v 1.3 - updated December 2013

Supporting Documentation

Scope Certificate Policy

Scope Certificate Template

Transaction Certificate Policy

Transaction Certificate Template

Processing Categories

Looking for suppliers?

As companies become certified, they will be posted here. Check again soon.

Looking to become certified?

If you would like to be certified to CCS, send an email to and we will help you find a certification body.

Looking to certify against the CCS?

If you are a certifying body third party accredited to an existing ISO 65/17065 or ISO 17021 standard that uses transaction certificates and mass balance calculation, you may already qualify. Contact us at for more information.


Big thanks to Troy Tucker for designing our CCS logo!