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SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards

January 2018

Guiding principles in order to use the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards

  1. The Primary Producer, if outside the United States and Canada, must have a valid PEFC COC certificate for relevant manufacturing sites located outside the United States or Canada.
  2. The Secondary Producer must have a valid PEFC COC and/or SFI COC certificate for relevant manufacturing sites located outside the United States or Canada and manufacture products for Canadian and U.S. markets.
  3. The Global Label User with central offices in the United States and Canada may use the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards if they also hold relevant and valid SFI certification for their company type.
  4. Other organizations in the supply chain must have either a PEFC COC or SFI COC certification.
  5. A PEFC claim must be passed on and follow all PEFC requirements for communicating PEFC claims, if the label user holds a valid PEFC COC certificate.
  6. An SFI claim must be passed on and follow all SFI requirements for communicating SFI claims, if the label user holds a valid SFI 2015-2019 certificate.
  7. All rules for use of the SFI Label must be followed. This includes SFI’s rule that volume credit claims must be communicated at 100%.
  8. The SFI label that recognizes PEFC Global Standards is intended for use in the U.S. and Canada.
  9. The Global Label User must pay an annual licensing fee and complete an SFI annual progress report survey and SFI Market Survey.
  10. The organization applying the label must seek approval through the SFI Office of Label Use & Licensing.

 

Sample Labels

All of SFI’s COC labels can be accessed if an organization meets the above principles. The only difference is the added line that reads: “Recognizing Global Standards.”

 

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