SFI FOREST PARTNERS PROGRAM

The SFI Forest Partners Program Grows Certification in New and Innovative Ways.

The SFI Forest Partners® Program brings together forest landowners, manufacturers, customers, conservation groups and government agencies across the U.S. and Canada to ensure current and future generations enjoy the many ecosystem services and forest products provided through responsible forestry. The Program works to develop innovative approaches to group and coordinated certification for medium to large forest ownerships and smaller and medium sized mills, and seeks collaboration, cost effectiveness, and incentives for certification across North America. It involves landowners, manufacturers, distributors, customers, conservations groups and government agencies across the supply-chain under the broad banner of certification for willing landowners and mill operators who want to join the growing family of certified SFI Program Participants. By collaborating on shared objectives and linking market leaders directly to stakeholder groups, SFI and our Forest Partners are working together to strengthen forest practices and procurement through coordinated projects and group certification opportunities. And by turning commitments into action, the SFI Forest Partners Program allows our Forest Partners to fulfill their corporate social responsibility goals and meet sustainability policies. The program is on target to help 15 million acres get certified to the SFI forest management standards by the end of 2020.

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PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The SFI Forest Partners Program will follow opportunity, but pursue effectiveness.
This means pursuing the right opportunities in the U.S. and Canada under the broad banner of certification for willing landowners and mill operators who want to join the growing family of certified SFI Program Participants.

CERTIFYING TO SFI MEANS WE ALL HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE A BIG IMPACT BY DEMONSTRATING A COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY FORESTS AROUND THE WORLD.
OPPORTUNITY AWAITS.

OBJECTIVE 1
Find innovative approaches to group and coordinated certification for smaller and medium-sized mills and forest ownerships, seeking opportunities for collaboration, cost effectiveness and incentives for certification.

OBJECTIVE 2
Facilitate the uptake of fiber from certified forestlands through the supply chain to buyers of forest products by increasing chain-of-custody certification of small and medium-sized mills, and to influence responsible forestry beyond those lands through fiber sourcing certification.
OBJECTIVE 3
Grow the certified forestland base by 15-million acres/6-million hectares by the end of 2020 in the U.S. and Canada.