BREEAM Recognizes Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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International Paper Joins PEFC As International Stakeholder

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Stash Tea To Remove Sustainable Forestry Label

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Newark Achieves SFI Chain-of-Custody

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Architects Wins Award For SFI Wood Use

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St. Joe Timberland Certified To SFI Standard

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Habitat, SFI Sign Agreement

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc., and Habitat for Humanity International have signed an MOU and pledged to expand the cooperation between the two groups by encouraging the use of wood products certified to the SFI Standard on Habitat construction sites. SFI has also worked with the National Association of Home Builders and Built Green Canada to support green Read More »

Clemson, South Carolina Receive Forestry Certification

Clemson University and the South Carolina Forestry Commission have received Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification for over 103,000 acres of land, and the South Carolina state forests also certified to American Tree Farm System standards. (The Clemson forests have been ATFS certified since 1987.) The certifications count towards the SFI Forest Partners Program, supported by corporate partners including Read More »

Five ReEnergy Holdings Plants Certified

Five ReEnergy Holdings biomass-to-energy plants in Maine and New York have been certified as meeting Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards. The certification verifies that the company’s biomass procurement program promotes land stewardship and responsible forestry.

Exopack Receives Certification

Exopack has received fiber sourcing certification to Section 4 of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard for its multi-wall bag facilities in Hanford, Calif.; Hazleton, Pa.; Seymour, Ind.; Sibley, Iowa; Spartanburg, S.C.; and Tifton, Ga. Fiber sourcing certification indicates a company maintains a formal tracking system to record the possession and transfer of kraft papers from its Read More »

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Challenged

Environmental group ForestEthics filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, asking the agency to investigate the Sustainable Forestry Initiative under the terms of the FTC Green Guides. ForestEthics says SFI’s claim to be an independent, non-profit public charity is deceptive because the initiative is substantially governed and financed by the timber industry. The environmental group Read More »

Georgia Governor Signs Order Promoting Managed Forests

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order that promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction, including those certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System, and the Forest Stewardship Council. It is the fifteenth state to recognize a broad range of forest certifications, SFI Read More »

Members Of Congress Urge Forestry Qualifications Under LEED

Members of Congress sent a letter to the USGBC pressing for the immediate recognition and acceptance of all credible forest management certification systems for qualification under the LEED rating system. The letter is in support of the forestry management practices of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the American Tree Farm System, the groups said.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Urges Certification Recognition

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative has issued a ten-point statement urging the USGBC to recognize all forest certification standards in its LEED rating tool. SFI said that the current exclusion of non-FSC forestry standards reduces demand for domestic forestry products, and it is not line with the policies of building groups in other countries.

Paper Guide

Paper at a Glance Paper and paperboard products make up the largest component of municipal solid waste. [1] The average office worker generates about two pounds of such products every day, and paper makes up 90 percent of all office waste. [2] About 90 percent of copy paper does not contain any recycled fiber. [3] Read More »

Colbert Packaging Certified

Colbert Packaging Corporation, a manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes and paperboard specialty products, has received Sustainable Forestry Initiative(SFI) Chain of Custody Certification (NSF-SFICOC-C0038447) from NSF-ISR for its Louisville, Ky.-based manufacturing facility. Colbert’s Louisville facility is the fourth to achieve one or more chain of custody certifications, the company said.