provides ongoing, independent review to SFI. It is an independent body of experts that provides diverse perspectives and expertise to SFI while contributing to quality assurance and continuous improvement.

The SFI External Review Panel provides ongoing, independent review of SFI and its work. This volunteer panel is made up of external experts representing conservation, environmental, forestry, Indigenous, academic, social, and government organizations. The SFI External Review Panel selects its own members.

The panel’s oversight helps ensure SFI Inc.’s annual progress report and the data in it are objective, meaningful, and credible. The panel also monitors the SFI standard revision process and reviews every public comment submitted to ensure that the revision process is transparent and objective.