What Others Are Saying

As demand for certified products grows, respected organizations around the world are taking a closer look at third-party forest certification programs such as the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). Independent SFI Inc. manages the largest single forest certification standard in the world. It improves forest management across the United States and Canada, and strengthens procurement globally through chain-of-custody certification and responsible fiber sourcing.

The evidence is growing, but don't just take it from us. Here is what reports and discussions are saying about SFI and other forest certification programs:

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What Others Are Saying

1 U.S. Department of Agriculture 2011
2 TerraChoice Sins of Greenwashing
3 Canadian Council of Forest Ministers Statement on Forest Certification Standards in Canada
4 2009-2010 Forest Products Annual Market Review Page 121
5 Documents: Review of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative
6 Environmental Claims: A Guide for Industry and Advertisers
7 Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes
8 Forest Certification: A Status Report March 2010
9 Solicitation for Offers (section 7.4):
10 Canadian Institute of Forestry April 2010 letter
11 Public Works and Government Services Canada Questions and Answers
12 Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products (201107)
13 National Association of State Foresters Policy Paper on Forest Certification
14 U.S. Department of Education: Framework for Evaluation by Nominating Authorities
15 Environment Canada Green Buying: Guide to Ecolabels
16 International Code Council: International Green Construction Code