Under the credit method, an organization can only make claims or use the SFI label on the amount of certified input (certified forest content and/or recycled content) they have. So if the input of certified content is 30%, the organization can only make claims or use the SFI label on 30% of the output. This is consistent with all global chain-of-custody standards.
The labels used for the credit method are shown below. If recycled content is used, then the label must state “Promoting Sustainable Forestry and Recycled Content.” If there is no recycled content, then the label must simply state “Promoting Sustainable Forestry.”
If an organization does not meet the 70% threshold, it must transparently disclose the actual percentage of certified forest content or recycled material on the product label. The following two labels may be used by any chain-of-custody certificate holder that drops below the 70% threshold and uses the percentage chain-of-custody method.