SFI Inc. is governed by the 18-member SFI Board of Directors. Governance of SFI is structured purposefully to ensure equal voting power to environmental, social, and economic sectors.
SFI Board members include executive-level representatives of conservation organizations, academic institutions, educators, public officials, Black Americans, as well as those representing worker rights, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest owners, managers, and the forest products sector. The board’s diversity which is continuously evolving results in more resilient decision-making and helps us better deliver on our vision of a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests.
The SFI Board sets SFI’s strategic direction and is responsible for overseeing SFI’s work in standards, conservation, community, and education. The Board is composed of leaders that represent environmental, social, and economic interests. The SFI Board approves the SFI Standards following a multi-layered, robust, and transparent process of standards development, technical review, and consultation involving 1000s of points of input.
With this intentional mix of voices our governance is inclusive, diverse, transparent, and accountable.