SFI has a proud history of forest-focused collaboration with Indigenous Peoples. Every day, we strive to co-create meaningful change, while also listening, learning, and growing as an organization to become the best possible partner we can be.
This week SFI joined the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in West Virginia for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. We have formed a unique partnership with BSA based around our core principles of using education and hands-on activities to help youth learn about sustainable forestry and environmental conservation.
On June 5th we launched the process of revising our current SFI Program Requirements to develop the SFI 2015-2021 Standard and the SFI Chain of Custody Standard. We began by reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input and comments.
I was thrilled be part of this wonderful Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia build in Halifax last week. Volunteers from JD Irving Ltd lumber division and SFI raised the first 2 walls of the future home for Natasha and Blair Skinner.
We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) to grow that relationship, encourage SFI Program Participants to seek certification under their Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program and support a dual-logo process.
One of the greatest gratifications of working in sustainable forestry is that we get to witness the beauty of nature every day. We want everyone to be able to enjoy nature through a new lens, so each week we will be highlighting a winner from our 2013 Photo Contest to share with you.
As we celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this week, we wanted to share this short video of highlights from our SFI Partners in Forest Conservation reception earlier this month, graciously hosted by the National Geographic Society.
SFI has issued updated guidance regarding audit restrictions due to COVID-19. We recognize that other requirements related to implementing the SFI Standards, such as logger training, may be disrupted while travel and gatherings are restricted. SFI will issue further guidance as warranted. Questions about audits or standard requirements should be directed to Gregor Macintosh, SFI Senior Director of Standards, at Gregor.firstname.lastname@example.org.