Tree Frog Forestry News

Forest sustainability by the acre: 300M+ certified to SFI

By The Sustainable Forestry Initiative
April 15, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, United States

More than 300 million acres of forests across the U.S. and Canada are certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard. In addition, tens of millions more are positively influenced by the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard. You have a choice when you shop, and the choice you make sends a message to manufacturers about the importance of sustainability to you as a customer. When you choose products with the SFI label, you’re giving a vote of confidence to the: $1.6 billion SFI has invested in forest research since 1995; Multi-year commitments to increase certification throughout the forest supply chain from companies including Hearst, Macmillan, Meredith, Pearson, National Geographic and Boy Scouts of America; Training of more than 192,000 forest harvest professionals since 1995; Use of the SFI Standard by 40 indigenous communities throughout North America; Recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED compliance; Availability of 96% of SFI-certified forests to the public for outdoor recreation.

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