SFI® Launches New Standards and Rules to Ensure Future Health of Forests

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) recently enacted the new SFI 2015-2019 Standards and Rules to help promote sustainable forest management practices in North America as well as the responsible acquisition of forest products worldwide.

“The future of our forests depends on credible, transparent and auditable standards to enable sustainable resource use for today and generations to come. Our work starts with the SFI standards, but SFI is so much more — it’s a community that stands together for the health and future of forests,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc. “SFI plays a central role in strengthening the vital link between healthy forests, responsible purchasing and sustainable communities.”

One major change coming about as a result of the new standard is the creation of three stand-alone standards.

  • The SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard
  • The SFI 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard
  • The SFI 2015-2019 Chain of Custody Standard

The SFI standards are updated every five years based on the latest scientific information as a way to address emerging issues.

Learn more about the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and its new standards here.

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