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.
Ruth Nussbaum is Director of ProForest. Markku Simula is a senior consultant, member of the Board of Directors of Indufor and an external adviser on the State of the World's Forests for the FAO