Forest Management Auditing: Certification of Forest Products and Services, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forest Management Auditing

Certification of Forest Products and Services, 1st Edition

Edited by Lucio Brotto, Davide Pettenella

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264 pages | 56 B/W Illus.

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Forest management auditing is expanding from its traditional focus on forest management, stewardship and Chain of Custody certification to more innovative topics such as ecosystem services, forest carbon credits, Non-Wood Forest Products, wood energy and Fair Trade certification. Forest managers, auditors and project developers require a new range of skills, capacities and expertise to monitor these issues.

This book outlines the market-based tools that are required by such professionals to ensure corporate social responsibility in the forestry sector. It shows how a mutual learning process between established forest certification processes and innovative markets is needed. It addresses key topics such as High Conservation Value (HCV) approaches, the role of independent certification versus due diligence process and the engagement of smallholders and SMEs. Beginning with a market and policy analysis, the book fosters a deeper understanding of standards, methodologies and auditing techniques. Numerous case studies are included from a wide range of contexts, including both temperate and tropical forests in developed and developing countries. Overall, the book analyses all the steps towards forest management and forest products and services certification.

Table of Contents

1. Cutting-edge: sustainability in the forestry sector

Lucio Brotto, Davide Pettenella and Alex Pra

PART I: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE FORESTRY SECTOR

2. Emerging policies and legality requirements: the initiatives of public institutions

Mauro Masiero, Oliver Cupit and Davide Pettenella

3. Corporate governance and related voluntary tools: Codes of Conduct, Sustainability Reporting, Compensation and Commitments

Aynur Mammadova and Davide Pettenella

4. Certification schemes and process

Laura Secco and Mauro Masiero

5. Certified forest products and services: a market snapshot

Lucio Brotto, Diego Florian, Enrico Vidale, Alex Pra, Nicola Andrighetto, Ariadna Chavarria, Giulia Corradini and Alessandro Leonardi

PART II: STANDARDS AND SYSTEMS OF FOREST PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CERTIFICATION

6. FSC® Forest Management certification

Diego Florian, Ilaria Dalla Vecchia and Mauro Masiero

7. FSC® Chain of Custody certification

Mauro Masiero and Diego Florian

8. Forest carbon offsetting and standards

Alex Pra and Lucio Brotto

9. Woody biomass certification standards

Ondřej Tarabus and Nicola Andrighetto

10. Certification standards applicable to Non Wood Forest Products

Giulia Corradini, Enrico Vidale and Davide Pettenella

11. Fair Trade certification of forest products

Alessandro Leonardi

12. At the frontier: towards Ecosystem Services certification

Lucio Brotto, Alex Pra, Ariadna Chavarria and Alessandro Leonardi

PART III: AUDITING TECHNIQUES IN THE FOREST SECTOR

13. FSC® Forest Management auditing

Mateo Cariño Fraisse

14. FSC® Chain of Custody auditing

Mauro Masiero

15. Forest carbon project cycle and auditing

Alex Pra and Lucio Brotto

16. Auditing requirements of the Sustainable Biomass Program

Ondřej Tarabus

17. Non Wood Forest Products certification and auditing

Enrico Vidale and Sabrina Tomasini

About the Editors

Lucio Brotto is Co-Founder and Director of the Sustainable Investments Unit at ETIFOR, a spin-off company of the University of Padova, Italy. He is active in developing and auditing forest-based projects and has experience in Europe, Costa Rica, Honduras, Haiti, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, DR Congo, Uganda, Angola, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Cambodia and Vietnam. Typically Lucio is involved with sustainable planning and management of forests according to voluntary certification standards such as the FSC and carbon standards.

Davide Pettenella is Professor of Forest Policy and Economics at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Padova, Italy. He has worked with numerous organizations including the World Bank, FAO, European Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ENCC in developing countries and economies in transition.

About the Series

Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management
This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to natural resource management, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor (Hannah.Ferguson@tandf.co.uk).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS003000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Auditing
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
NAT014000
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
NAT038000
NATURE / Natural Resources
TEC003040
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry