Look for the label: the SFI logo is a sign of sustainable forestry

Why Use the SFI Logo
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Where did your paper coffee cup come from? Does it support a red-cockaded woodpecker? Or a gopher tortoise? When you see the SFI logo on everyday products, it means the paper, wood, or packaging comes from a forest managed to high standards for responsible forest management.

The trees are replanted once they’re harvested. Wildlife species at risk are protected, biodiversity is maintained, and clean water is flowing because water quality is managed to best practices.

When you choose a product with the SFI label—from an envelope or a ream of copy paper, to decking or window frames—you’re supporting manufacturers who engage in responsible procurement practices. The more you look for the SFI label, the more you are helping to drive positive conservation outcomes through sustainable forest management.

Look for the label on…

  1. Paper plates and cups
  2. School supplies
  3. Office supplies
  4. Tissue and toilet paper packaging
  5. Cosmetics packaging
  6. Boxes
  7. Building materials
  8. Furniture

Behind the Label: The Sustainable Forestry Initiative
SFI® Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization that provides supply chain assurances, delivers conservation leadership, and supports environmental education and community engagement. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, and universities.

SFI standards and on-product labels help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. Additionally, we oversee the SFI Forest Partners® Program, which aims to increase the supply of certified forest products, the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which funds research and community building, and Project Learning Tree®, which educates teachers and youth about forests and the environment.

To learn more about sustainable forestry, SFI, and how your buying habits can help, visit https://www.sfiprogram.org/.

Look for the label: the SFI logo is a sign of sustainable forestry
Where did your paper coffee cup come from? Does it support a red-cockaded woodpecker? Or a gopher tortoise?

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