This book outlines the market-based tools that are required by such professionals to ensure corporate social responsibility in the forestry sector.
Author: Lucio Brotto
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
Is third - party auditing appropriate at subnational scales ( e.g. , States , regions ,
ecoregions ) ; and if so , what are the sets of subnational management processes
that should be considered ? Can third - party auditing at the operational level ...
The movement to evaluate forest management and forest products based on
principles of sustainable management is an ... Various organizations refer to this
certification process as forest certification , forest management auditing , or timber
As an interim measure, the superior council has defined the following procedure
for issuing certificates based on inspections carried out by auditing companies
with experience of forest management auditing. The audit teams must have ...
Author: Ruth Nussbaum
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Technology & Engineering
First published in 1995, The Forest Certification Handbook has become the landmark book concerning all aspects of forest and wood product certification from policy to business to in-the-field technical issues. Yet since first publication an enormous amount has happened in the field. This new second edition has been entirely rewritten to incorporate the changes over the past decade, and is a complete and up-to-date source of information on all aspects of developing, selecting and operating a forest certification programme that provides both market security and raises standards of forest management.
Forest management auditing could then be introduced to ensure that
management practices are in keeping with the terms and conditions of the
concession contract ( VLC ) . Table 2. Controlling the trade in illegally logged
timber - VLO - VLC ...
Table 2.9 Cost of Forest Management Planning and Auditing by IBAMA Total cost
USD 33 613 N.A. 1 261 Cost USD / ha 1.12 10.67 1.26 Example of FMU 30 000
ha Forest management plan 100 % inventory ( annual operating area ) Auditing ...
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative ( SFI ) of the American Forest & Paper
Association ( AF & PA ) is a first- or second - party , performance - based
certification scheme that offers an optional third - party audit . The Forest Stewardship Council ...
development of monitoring and auditing arrangements key issues to be
addressed under the second specific objective : development of common
instruments to enable the implementation of the PC & I for sustainable forest management and ...
3.3.2 Evaluation of Management System The process by which Scientific
Certification Systems evaluated the systems ... demonstrated credentials and
expertise in forest certification , auditing protocols , forest management , wildlife
Quality Management , Quality Assurance and Audit ISO 8402 : 1994 ISO 9000 1-
4 : 1991-1997 The ISO 9000 Family and other Documents Quality Management
and Quality Assurance - Vocabulary Quality Management and Quality Assurance
A case study by Milo Mihajlovich Hierarchical forest management planning and
sustainable forest management in the ... an international system - based
approach to certification with optional third party auditing of forest management
It involves judgments from managers , auditors and stakeholders on the extent to
which they can tolerate false ... Levels of tolerance will vary among interested
parties according to the values they seek to promote in forest management and ...
3 The need to improve quality of controls As mentioned above , the fate of those
plans which are either suspended or confirmed is going to be eventually defined
on the basis of field auditing visits by teams of IBAMA foresters . FOEI - AP ...
Components of certification systems for sustainable forest management Core
functions of the accreditation bodies such as the FSC and ISO include : to
accredit forest ... Also known as forest certification or forest management auditing
The purpose of the Harmonization / Authentication system is to make it possible
for a product originating from a nationally audited forest to carry an international
ecolabel if the national sustainable forest management standards and auditing ...
20 PART I : Introduction to Forest Management of the American Forest and Paper
Association ( AF & PA ) . ... Industry is quite comfortable with the auditing of their
annual financial statements on behalf of the stockholders by third - party ...
The edition includes significant changes while maintaining the features and strengths so highly valued by adopters for more than four decades! Forest Management retains its unique focus on analytical and quantitative ways of thinking about forest resources management. Its central aim is still to provide decision-makers and stakeholders with comprehensive, quantitative estimates of the consequences of various choices in land use and planning.
... for forest management • chain - of - custody verification procedures •
qualification criteria for independent third - party auditing A set of Forest
Certification Standards governs performance requirements , for forest managers
and for auditors .
The certification bodies that have conducted forest management audits in the
country are all based in Europe . Although BVQI has established a regional office
in Douala ( Cameroon ) , lead auditors still come from Europe . This results in