SFI AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is committed to doing our part to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our work touches all 17 of the goals, but there are several in particular where we have the greatest impact.
GOAL 6: ENSURE ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION FOR ALL

SFI standards mandate best management practices relating to water quality and the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program promotes projects that focus on improving water quality and quantity in forests.

GOAL 12: ENSURE SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION PATTERNS

SFI ensures the sustainability of source materials through supply chain assurances and our label elevates the visibility of sustainable practices and encourages responsible purchasing.

RESOURCES

Well-managed Forests Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Fact Sheet
Forest Certification and the SDGs
Created as an excerpt of the UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review
Paul Trianosky
Chief Conservation Officer
paul.trianosky@sfiprogram.org
Tel: 423.571.2562
Darren Sleep
Senior Director, Conservation Strategies
darren.sleep@sfiprogram.org
Tel: 613.424.8734
GOAL 13: TAKE URGENT ACTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS

SFI engages in research and grant making to identify best practices in well-managed forests to increase carbon storage and resiliency to climate change.

GOAL 15: SUSTAINABLY MANAGED FORESTS, COMBAT DESERTIFICATION, HALT AND REVERSE LAND DEGRADATION, HALT BIODIVERSITY LOSS

SFI supports sustainable forests across supply chains, engages in community engagement and education to reduce deforestation, and promote ecosystem health and protection of at-risk species.

GOAL 17: STRENGTHEN THE MEANS OF IMPLEMENTATION AND REVITALIZE THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SFI proactively collaborates with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, and universities to promote our shared goal of sustainable forests.