About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)®

The SFI Standard is a sustainable forest management program operated by the SFI Inc. SFI Inc. governed by an 18-member board of directors made up of three chambers with equal membership: environmental, social and economic. The diversity of the board members reflects the variety of interests in the forestry community.

SFI Program Participants have written policy to implement and achieve the following principles.

The SFI standard contains objectives, performance measures for these objectives and measurable indicators to help verify compliance with the objectives.

To assess conformance with the standards, SFI certified companies hire independent auditors, who verify that the companies’ forest practices and environmental management system meet the requirements of the certification system. The audit verification is an ongoing process that ensures continuing conformance with the sustainable forest management standards.

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