Factsheet: SFI

SFI

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
SFI Sustainable Forestry Initiative 2015-2019 Standards and rules
Description: 
SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across Canada and the United States, 250 million acres (100 million hectares) are certified to the SFI forest management standard, the largest single forest standard in the world. The SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. The SFI program has on-product labels to help buyers and consumer interact with the forestry supply chain by supporting responsible forestry by choosing products with the SFI label.The three SFI standards are: • SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard • SFI 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard • SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate protection and management of forests.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
organizations that owns or has management authority for forestlands

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2015