In 2012, four market leaders – Time Inc., the National Geographic Society, Macmillan Publishers, Pearson – stepped forward and became SFI Founding Forest Partners®, investing in the future of our forests by making five-year commitments to increase the source of certified forest products. The program works to involve more landowners, manufacturers, distributors, customers, conservations groups and government agencies across the supply-chain with the goal of certifying 5 million acres (2 million hectares) of forests to the SFI standard by 2014 and 5 million more acres (2 million hectares) by 2017, starting in the U.S. South. By collaborating on shared objectives and linking market leaders directly to stakeholder groups, SFI and our Forest Partners are working together to strengthen forest practices and procurement through certification.
Interested in joining the Forest Partner Program® or have questions?
Director, Southeast U.S. Community Outreach
Sustainable Forestry Initiative