Founded in 1994, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to nurturing the future of our forests while promoting sustainable forest management across the United States and Canada.
Collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders including the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments and universities, SFI is committed to playing a role in positive transformation.
At its heart, SFI establishes standards and employs on-product labels that empower consumers to make conscientious purchasing choices. SFI's influence extends beyond standardisation, engaging in collaborative efforts encompassing forest-based conservation, research, and community initiatives. Through these endeavours, SFI underscores the intrinsic value of forests in enriching our quality of life and upholding life-sustaining principles.
The cornerstone of SFI's ethos lies in its commitment to ongoing improvement through a cycle of certification and verification. This dynamic approach ensures that operations holding SFI certification undergo regular audits and assessments, reaffirming their alignment with the programme's sustainability criteria.
Over the years, SFI has gained recognition as a credible certification programme in North America, providing both consumers and companies with confidence that the wood and paper products they select are sourced from forests managed with a good sense of responsibility.
Learn more about the SFI here.