2022 TRANSITION PROCESS

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.

JANUARY 2022

  • Release of new standards
  • All initial certification audits to 2022 standards

APRIL 2022

  • All re-certification audits to 2022 standards
  • Surveillance audits to the 2022 or 2015-2021 Standards

JANUARY 2023

  • All SFI-certified organizations conformant to SFI 2022 Standards

DECEMBER 2023

  • SFI 2015-2021 Standards & Rules expire
Transition to the SFI 2022 Standards & Rules
VALIDITY OF SFI 2015-2021 CERTIFICATES DURING TRANSITION TO THE SFI 2022 STANDARDS

The process for transition from the SFI 2015-2021 Standards to the SFI 2022 Standards is detailed in SFI Section 10, Appendix 5: Standards Transition to the SFI 2022 Standards and Rules. During the transition process, qualifying certificates issued to SFI 2015-2021 Standards are valid until December 31, 2023. After this date, no SFI 2015-2021 certificate is valid. To confirm the validity of a SFI 2015-2021 certificate please refer to the SFI Database.

Full SFI 2022 Standards and Rules Documentation

CONTACT US

SFI 2015-2019 Standards
Gregor Macintosh

Tel: 778-351-3358
Rachel Dierolf
SFI Office of Label Use

Tel: 613-274-1024