Programs used in Canada

SFI – Sustainable Forestry Initiative


Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc. is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management in the United States and Canada.  It is responsible for maintaining the SFI program, which was first launched in 1994 and includes the SFI certification standard.  The SFI standard became a national standard backed by third-party audits in 1998.


Standards Development:

SFI’s standards development process meets PEFC requirements for standards development, which are based on ISO requirements.

Standard for Forest Management:

SFI Standard

This standard is based on sustainability principles that include both land management and fiber sourcing objectives.

Standards for Chain of Custody and Labelling:

SFI Chain of Custody

SFI On-Product Labels

Detailed information about individual forest management certificates:

SFI Database

Public summaries of audit reports:

SFI Audit Summary Reports