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Archive from 2008

July 10, 2008
Goergen Elected Chair of SFI External Review Panel

ARLINGTON, VA — Michael T. Goergen Jr., Executive Vice-President and CEO of the Society of American Foresters, has been elected chair of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® External Review Panel, a group of independent experts who provide external oversight of the SFI program.

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July 1, 2008
Corporate Leaders and Consumers Embrace Products From Responsibly Managed Forests

ARLINGTON, VA — A progress report issued today by the independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) shows tremendous growth in the forest certification program, reflecting a rapidly expanding desire by companies, markets and consumers for responsible forest management and products. The SFI program is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certification programs in the world, and is backed by strict labeling requirements that are used to tell consumers what they are buying.

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June 23, 2008
JELD-WEN Introduces Environmentally Friendly SFI Certified Option For Windows and Patio Doors

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. June 24, 2008 — As part of its growing
commitment to sustainability, JELD-WEN, the world's leading manufacturer
of reliable windows and doors, is now offering Sustainable Forestry
Initiative® (SFI) certified wood windows and patio doors as part of its
Custom Wood window line.

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June 18, 2008
Scotch Plywood Company, Inc. Shows Environmental Leadership with SFI Fiber Sourcing Certification

Fulton, AL — As a part of a broad commitment to the corporate social responsibility, Scotch Plywood Company, Inc., a southern yellow pine plywood and veneer producer, announced today that it has achieved fiber sourcing certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) at its Waynesboro,
MS and Beatrice, AL veneer operations.

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June 11, 2008
Sierra Pacific Industries Achieves Chain-of-Custody Certifications

Redding, CA — As a part of a broad commitment to corporate social responsibility, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) announced today that it has achieved dual chain of custody certifications under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for its operations in California and Washington.

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June 1, 2008
SFI, Inc. Invites Comments on Forest Standard

ARLINGTON, VA — The independent non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) is putting forward its existing SFI 2005-2009 forest certification standard for a 60-day public comment period that starts today (June 2) as part of the process leading to the SFI 2010-2014 standard.

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May 28, 2008
Girl Scouts, Tree Farmers and others to replant land and view timber being processed, as second steps in unique housing partnership between Minnesota's Sustainable Forestry Initiative® and Habitat for Humanity

Step 2 in a first-ever partnership between the Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Implementation Committee, the North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity, forest products companies and Tree Farmers will take place on Tuesday, June 3, when recently harvested land will be replanted and donated timber will be processed into materials for a Habitat home to be built in Hibbing.

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May 22, 2008
Goetz Printing Shows Environmental Leadership with SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

Springfield, Virginia — As a part of a broad commitment to corporate social responsibility, Goetz Printing, a favored mid-Atlantic choice for commercial sheet-fed printing, announced today that it has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.)

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May 20, 2008
Zumbiel Packaging Shows Environmental Leadership with SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental and social responsibility, Zumbiel Packaging, one of the largest privately owned and operated paperboard-packaging companies in the United States, announced that it has received the Chain-of-Custody certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI).

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May 13, 2008
SFI Inc. Announces New Officers and Board Members

ARLINGTON, VA — The independent Board of Directors for the non-profit Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) recently elected four new members to support its balanced approach to responsible forest management, including two environmental representatives.

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