SFI 2015-2019 Standard Review

Inviting nearly 10,000 stakeholders to submit comments, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® has now closed its final public 60-day comment period for the proposed SFI 2015-2019 Standard.

This working draft is the result of input from comments submitted during the first 60-day public comment period which ran from June 5 – August 6, 2013. The draft new Standard includes new performance measures to conserve biodiversity in fiber sourcing; limit conversion of one forest type to another; bolster protection for indigenous peoples on private lands; and expand the definition of “controversial sources,” which are not allowed in SFI-labeled products. This was the final 60 day public comment period and ended March 7, 2014.