Monday, February 2, 2015
The future of forest depends on credible, transparable and auditable standards like SFI’s to sustainable resource for today and generations to come. The launch of the new Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2015-2019 Standards and Rules marks an important advancement to support better decision making all along the supply chain and promote sustainable forest management.
“The future of our forests depends on credible, transparent and auditable standards to enable sustainable resource use for today and generations to come. Our work starts with the SFI standards, but SFI is so much more – it’s a community that stands together for the health and future of forests,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc., PEFC’s National member in North America. “SFI plays a central role in strengthening the vital link between healthy forests, responsible purchasing and sustainable communities.” She added.
The SFI standards are updated every five years to incorporate the latest scientific information and to respond to emerging issues.
The SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard promotes responsible forestry practices. Its requirements include measures to protect water quality, bio-diversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests with exceptional conservation value. The standard is for any organization in the United States and Canada that owns or manages forests.