The Standards revision process ensures credibility and transparency allowing everyone to participate. Broad involvement from the conservation community, Indigenous communities, forest products industry, brand owners, private forest landowners and public forest managers, government agencies, trade associations, landowner associations, academia and others is integral to the development of the next SFI Standards. The online public comment period is part of this process.
There are two public comment periods. The first comment period on the 2015-2019 Standards and Rules ran from October 23 – November 22, 2019. The second comment period on the revised SFI Standards runs for 60 days through May 1 – June 30, 2020. All SFI Standards and Guidance Documents are available for comment.
The SFI Standard Revision Task Groups will consider all feedback from the public comment periods and the SFI Standard Revision Workshops.
About the SFI Task Groups
The SFI Resources Committee is required to consider all feedback from the public comment periods and workshops.
About the SFI Resources Committee
All comments are also reviewed by the SFI External Review Panel who assesses how all comments have been addressed.
About the ERP
The SFI Board of Directors considers and approves the SFI Standards.
About the SFI Board