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SFI Webinar Series

Providing up to date knowledge on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program.

SFI’s webinar series are live, interactive, online educational events. These webinars help the SFI community – including program participants, certificate holders and those that use or specify SFI-labeled products – understand specific aspects and benefits of the SFI program. Our webinars are open to everyone – from new certificate holders, community groups, and sales and marketing representatives and beyond.


2018 Webinars


SFI Information Webinar for SFI Certificate Holders

October 2018

SFI certificate holders know that supporting forest certification programs is one of the best things you can do for forests. And choosing SFI shows you care in so many ways. This webinar provides an overview of SFI’s commitment to forests, which is exemplified not only by our standards, but in the work we do that benefits conservation, communities and education.

Click here to view the PDF version. 

To access the online PowerPoint video, Click here (Basic registration required)


2017 Webinars


Education and Community Engagement: A Pillar of SFI

August 2017

In 2017, Project Learning Tree® became a program of SFI to help us further our commitment to educating teachers and youth about forests and the environment. This webinar, designed for PLT's nationwide network of PLT State Coordinators, provides an overview of SFI and its three pillars, and expands on the collaborative opportunities for PLT state programs with SFI Implementation Committees, and other new exciting initiatives in store for PLT.  

Click here to view the PDF version.
To access the online PowerPoint video, Click here. (Basic registration required)



2016 Webinars


SFI Through the Supply Chain

February 2016
The story of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) is one of unparalleled growth in forest certification. We are the world’s largest certification standard, with more than a quarter-billion acres/100 million hectares of forestland certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard. And we are still growing.This presentation gives graphics and statistics of how SFI is growing through the supply chain.
Click here to view the PDF version. To access the PowerPoint version of this, please contact Monika Gurzenski.



2015 Webinars


SFI European Webinar: How SFI is Addressing Global Marketplace Issues

May 2015
Watch the recorded webinar here.








Introduction to the SFI 2015-2019 Standards and Rules

February 5, 2015
This webinar is an introduction to the SFI 2015-2019 Standards and Rules and open to all. Brand owners, customers and SFI Program Participants can learn about major enhancements to the SFI Program.
Watch the recorded webinar here.



2014 Webinars


SFI & U.S. Endowment Joint Webinar

February 14, 2014
Peter Stangel, U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, G. Tracy Mehan, Principal for The Cadmus Group, and Paul Trianosky, SFI Senior Director for Conservation Partnerships co-host a webinar to familiarize SFI Program Participants with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities' efforts to generate funding from water consumers for the management and protection of forested watersheds. The purpose of this webinar is to familiarize SFI Program Participants with the Endowment's efforts and to seek recommendations for communities that may be ripe for a payment for watershed service approach. Additionally, the Endowment hopes to identify one or more SFI Program Participants who might be willing to work with them to develop the idea.  For more information, contact Paul Trianosky.
Watch the recorded webinar here.



Webinar Archive


SFI Webinar on EU Timber Regulation

November 8, 2012
Nadine Block, SFI Senior Director of Government Outreach, co-hosted a webinar with Rupert Oliver, a consultant with expertise in EU policy and forest certification. The webinar outlined the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which prohibits illegally harvested timber or products derived from such timber to be brought into the EU, and will take effect in March 2013. The EUTR is expected to drive increased market interest in forest certification as a means to demonstrate legality and minimize risk. Rupert provided analysis on the EUTR and his conclusions that the SFI Program will be regarded by operators and regulators as a credible means of assuring compliance with the EUTR.
Watch the recorded webinar here.


Conservation Planning Efforts in Forested Regions of the United States

November 17, 2011
SFI Inc. Director of Conservation Partnerships facilitated this webinar led by T. Bently Wigley, from the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), joined by Phillip Weatherford (NCASI) and Carolyn Mehl (Ecosystem Management Research Institute). The webinar reviewed a number of conservation planning efforts that SFI Program Participants may want to consider in meeting SFI Standard Objectives. Watch a recorded version of the webinar here.


SFI: Taking Action to Combat Illegal Logging

June 14, 2011
SFI Inc. Senior Director of Government Outreach, Nadine Block, co-hosted a 1-hour live webinar with Adam Grant, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute, to examine efforts to combat illegal logging. The webinar provided an update on recent government initiatives, highlighted how the SFI Standard addresses legality in the supply chain, and previewed tools being developed by the Forest Legality Alliance to help companies along the supply chain conduct due diligence on forest trade. Download the recording of the webinar here.


SFI Labels and Claims

February 16, 2010
Jason Metnick, Senior Director, Market Access sand Label Use, will provide an overview of SFI Labels, associated claims, and will provide guidance on making public claims of SFI certification.
Due to a technical issue during this webinar a recording is unavailable. However, you can view a recording of a previous webinar devoted to SFI Label’s and Claims here.



SFI 101

April 24, 2009
In this 1.5 hour session, SFI president and CEO Kathy Abusow covers the basics of the SFI program. This session:

  • Provides an overview of forest certification and the SFI program including the draft revised SFI Standard
  • Presents and discusses SFI labels and Claims
  • Summarizes the key marketing initiatives of SFI in North America, including consumer & customer research to date
  • Presents technical and marketing resources to support your company and certification

Reviewing this webinar will enable participants to explain the value of SFI to their customer and leverage the SFI brand into marketing plans.

Watch the recorded webinar
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