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Archive from 2008

December 18, 2008
SFI Standard Meets UK Procurement Requirements

ARLINGTON, VA — The latest assessment by the United Kingdom's Central Point of Expertise on Timber (CPET) has confirmed the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program once again meets its strict requirements for 'legality' and 'sustainability'.

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December 16, 2008
Hearne Hardwoods Becomes 1000th SFI-Certified location

ARLINGTON, VA — North America's independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) continues to grow rapidly, with Hearne Hardwoods Inc. becoming the 1,000th location certified to the non-profit program's chain-of-custody certification today.

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November 30, 2008
Green Build Director Joins Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.

ARLINGTON, VA — Rob Worthington, former marketing business development manager for JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program (SFI Inc.) as director, green building. Worthington will be responsible for leading SFI's green building outreach initiatives, including stakeholder relations, marketing, and encouraging growth of SFI labeled products in the solid wood sector.

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November 20, 2008
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Applauds RONA's Leadership in Forest Management

ARLINGTON, VA — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program congratulated RONA on its new wood procurement policy, a step that positions RONA as a leader in responsible purchasing in corporate Canada.

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October 26, 2008
SFI Launches New Blog

ARLINGTON, VA — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) has launched a blog, www.goodforforests.com providing a new digital forum for President & CEO Kathy Abusow to share thoughts and invite comments on trends, hot button issues, developments related to the SFI program, the health of our forests and forest certification.

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October 23, 2008
Avery Dennison Shows Environmental Leadership With SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

MENTOR, OH — The Fasson Roll North America division of Avery Dennison Corporation is pleased to announce that it has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) for a number of North American coating and distribution locations. By achieving SFI certification, Avery Dennison joins a growing community of companies, land-owners, and social and environmental organizations all committed to improving forest practices on a global scale.

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October 7, 2008
Curtis Packaging becomes SFI® Certified

SANDY HOOK, CT — Curtis Packaging, in an effort to continue its commitment to bring sustainable packaging solutions to its customers, announced that it is now SFI certified.

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September 24, 2008
SFI® Poised To Meet Demand For Eco-Friendly Products

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) expects its record growth to continue, buoyed by its new on-product labels and its open review process leading to an updated forest certification standard by the end of 2009.

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September 24, 2008
Minnesota Committee Wins SFI® Achievement Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — An outstanding year of community service — including a project to build a Habitat for Humanity home with products from well-managed forests — has won the Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Implementation Committee the 10thth annual SFI Implementation Committee achievement award.

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September 24, 2008
Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors Earns SFI President's Award

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — JELD-WEN® Windows and Doors has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in supporting the green building market by promoting its Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) certification.

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