The SFI program was conceived as part of the forest products industry’s strategic vision to balance society’s need for forest products with stewardship of trees, streams, wetlands, plants and animals that are part of the forested environments.
Today, SFI Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving a sustainable forestry certification program that is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world.
The SFI Standard is based on principles and measures that promote sustainable forest management and consider all forest values. It includes unique fiber sourcing requirements to promote responsible forest management on all forest lands in North America.
SFI certification also extends to the market. When they see the SFI label on a product, consumers can be confident they are buying wood or paper from responsible sources – whether it is reams of paper, packaging or two-by-fours.
Through the SFI program, we can continue to reward investors, create jobs, and extend sound management throughout our nation’s forests for the benefit of generations to come.