Most SFI program participants have obtained or are pursuing certification to the SFI Standard, which is a way to verify that an organization is adhering to all of the requirements related to the practice of or support for sustainable forestry as described in the SFI Standard.
SFI offers certification options for:
What is required? An independent audit is required for all SFI certifications. These audits are rigorous, on-the-ground assessments of an organization’s operations conducted by highly qualified and accredited auditors.
Certification and Labeling
SFI program participants that certify their operations to the SFI Standard can also pursue various labeling options, ranging from on-product labels to chain-of-custody and fiber-sourcing labels. SFI currently** has:
For more information on certification and labeling, visit the SFI Inc. website.
*The American Tree Farm System is a resource for landowners that own smaller acreages and want to pursue certification.
**Source: March 2010 SFI Newsletter