SFI PROMOTES INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, RESPECT AND ENGAGEMENT

At SFI we respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and believe our shared quality of life improves when forests are sustainably managed for current and future generations. These shared values allow for a strong and multi-faceted link between SFI and Indigenous communities across Canada and the U.S.

SFI PROMOTES INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, RESPECT AND ENGAGEMENT

At SFI we respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples and believe our shared quality of life improves when forests are sustainably managed for current and future generations. These shared values allow for a strong and multi-faceted link between SFI and Indigenous communities across Canada and the U.S.

We are an organization that derives our energy and inspiration from making a positive difference and by taking action today to build a better future for generations to come. We do this by promoting progressive Indigenous relations, through partnerships and initiatives that promote trust, conservation, community engagement and education.

The SFI Forest Management Standard is aligned with Indigenous values, including rights, knowledge, and environmental considerations. SFI also partners with leading organizations like the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and Habitat for Humanity Canada’s Indigenous Housing Partnership.To date, SFI has awarded nine grants focused on these values from the boreal forests of Canada to the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.

Use of the SFI Forest Management Standard continues to grow across Canada and U.S., with communities using SFI standards to address cultural, economic and environmental interests. In Canada, the SFI Small-Scale Forest Management Module for Indigenous Peoples, Families and Communities also offers the opportunity to participate in a group certification and benefit from economies of scale.