For consumers, looking for SFI labels
- Tells them they are buying products from a certified forest or certified sourcing.
- Empowers them to make responsible environmental decisions.
- Lets them help improve global forest management, and avoid products from illegal sources or from areas without effective social laws.
- Makes buying decisions easier despite the complexity of world markets.
- Allows them to reward companies that are environmental leaders.
For businesses, using SFI labels
- Demonstrates their corporate social responsibility.
- Improves their corporate image by showing environmental leadership.
- Expands their market share by attracting a growing number of consumers who are environmentally aware shoppers.
- Offers access to international markets through mutual recognition programs
- Strengthens their procurement and environment policies with wood and fiber from certified forests or certified sourcing.
- Provides a steady supply of quality products through a widely applied and rigorous standard.
For communities and conservation groups, SFI certification
- Encourages public and community involvement in forest management activities and standard development.
- Promotes science and research to improve forestry practices.
- Protects important forest values, from water quality to habitat.
- Protects lands with ecological, geological, historical or cultural significance.
- Supports activities that promote the conservation of biodiversity hotspots and high-biodiversity wilderness areas and tackle illegal logging.
- Broadens the practice of responsible forestry in North America through training and outreach.
- Supports the rights of workers and local communities.