SFI’s international recognition is increased by the endorsement of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). PEFC has also endorsed the American Tree Farm Standard (ATFS) and the CSA Z809 Standard (CSA). In turn, SFI recognizes both ATFS and CSA certified content in its supply chain.
With 43 endorsed national certification systems and over 300 million hectares of certified forests, PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system.

PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through independent third-party certification. As an umbrella organization, we work by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions.

Each national forest certification system undergoes rigorous third-party assessmentagainst our unique Sustainability Benchmarks to ensure consistency with international requirements.

Learn more about PEFC.