To the SFI Family,
What a remarkable year 2013 has been for the SFI community and for the future of our forests.
In 2013, we saw SFI's grassroots implementation committees work with youth such as Scouts and Girl Guides to advance their understanding and attachment to vibrant forests. SFI volunteers donated their time to Habitat for Humanity projects, which literally made dreams come true for several families. And we celebrated the great work of SFI Implementation Committees at the best-attended SFI Annual Conference (click here for an amazing youtube video).
Our hearts were warmed and markets opened in 2013 as top influencers announced their recognition for SFI alongside other standards as a credible forest certification program - from the World Business Council of Sustainable Development, The Sustainability Consortium, GreenBlue, to UL Environment and NASF.
We made huge gains helping customers meet their sustainability goals by significantly increasing forestlands certified to more than 240 million acres/100 million hectares. The SFI community also advanced responsible forestry on uncertified lands through our fiber sourcing requirements, a true contribution to logger training, best management practices for water quality and landowner outreach.