SFI announced the SFI 2022 Standards and Rules on Earth Day 2021. These new standards support SFI’s leadership in offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Read the press release announcing the new standards.
Download SFI 2022 STANDARDS AND RULES
MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS DOCUMENT
The Major Enhancements document highlights updates to the SFI 2022 Standards. These include a new Climate Smart Forestry objective, a new fire resilience and awareness objective, conservation efforts, recognizing and respecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights, logger training requirements in both the SFI Forest Management Standard and SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard, and a new due diligence system for the avoidance of controversial sources. Cliquez ici pour la version française.
TRANSITION TO THE SFI 2022 STANDARDS & RULES
Changes adopted by the SFI Inc. Board of Directors to the SFI Standards must be incorporated into a SFI-certified organization’s policies, plans, and management activities within one year of adoption and publication. Similarly, changes to certification procedures and qualifications for certification bodies must be accomplished within one year of adoption and publication.
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.email@example.com.