The SFI program’s comprehensive standard backs a strong commitment to sustainable forest management and continuous improvement, both on SFI-certified lands and on lands in North America that are not certified. This delivers enormous environmental, social and economic benefits to local communities.
Prominent conservation groups such as The Conservation Fund, American Bird Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and Conservation International support the SFI program. Many collaborate with SFI Inc. and program participants to conduct research and work on the ground aimed at improving forest practices and meeting conservation objectives. Since 1995, SFI-certified organizations have contributed more than $1 billion (US) toward forest research.
The SFI program, through 35 provincial, state, or regional SFI Implementation Committees, meets its social responsibilities through community collaboration. For example, through partnerships with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across North America, the SFI program has helped put low-income working families into their own homes.