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Archive from 2010

March 31, 2010
SFI Again Part of White House Easter Egg Roll

WASHINGTON — The egg packaging for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll has been made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain of custody certified paperboard. This is the second consecutive year in which SFI products have been used.

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March 16, 2010
Oregon State Forester Elected SFI Board Chair

WASHINGTON — Oregon State Forester Marvin Brown has been elected Chair of the independent board of directors for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc., which is solely responsible for the non-profit SFI forest certification program. Other changes include new members representing conservation and labor organizations.

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March 8, 2010
SFI Marks 2,000 Chain-of-Custody Certified Locations

WASHINGTON, DC — The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program — one of the world's leading third-party forest certification programs — continues to grow exponentially, recently achieving 2,000 chain-of-custody certified locations.

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February 25, 2010
SFI Statement on USGBC's 3rd Draft Forest Certification Benchmarks

On February 22, 2010, the US Green Building Council released for public comment a 3rd round of draft benchmarks to evaluate forest certification programs.  The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) continues to urge the USGBC to end a forest certification policy that discriminates against North American forests and against most of the independent forest certification standards used in the United States and Canada.

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January 11, 2010
SFI Inc. Launches New Standard Leads Forest Certification Forward

WASHINGTON, DC — Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has released a new standard that reinforces its important role in supporting and promoting sustainable forest management as one of the world's leading third-party forest certification programs.

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