Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Shows Gains in All Performance Indicators

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. today reported significant growth across key performance indicators with the release of Writing the Next Chapter, SFI's 2013 Annual Progress Report.

Since 2007, forests certified to the SFI Standard® have grown by 100 million acres to 240 million acres today. Total chain-of-custody certified locations grew from 500 in 2007 to more than 2,500. Also, SFI received on-product label requests for more than 6,000 wood, paper and packaging products in 2012, up from only 50 for the entire year in 2007.

"While our Progress Report demonstrates growing momentum for responsible forestry, with indicators of success rising across the board, what's most exciting is our conservation and customer partnerships," said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI. "By working together, leading environmentalists, community advocates and SFI Program Participants are writing the next chapter to promote sustainable forestry, to improve forestry practices and to encourage responsible purchasing of forest products." 

2013 SFI Inc. Progress Report

On June 20, SFI issued their annual Progress Report. This year's report, Writing the Next Chapter highlights significant growth across key performance indicators.

Since 2007, forests certified to the SFI Standard have grown by 100 million acres to 240 million acres today. Total chain-of-custody certified locations grew from 500 in 2007 to more than 2,500 and SFI certified sourcing certificates have grown to 245 over the same period. Also, SFI received on-product label requests for more than 6,000 wood, paper and packaging products in 2012, up from only 50 for the entire year in 2007.
Look for the hardcopy in the mail later this month and order more copies here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

SFI Inc. Begins Standard Revision Process

SFI Reaches out to 10,000 Stakeholders to Revise its Forestry Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. and OTTAWA, ON - Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) launched the process of revising its current standard to develop the SFI 2015-2019 Standard, reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input. Currently 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are third-party certified to the SFI 2010-2014 Standard on public and private lands.