LABEL THAT RECOGNIZES GLOBAL STANDARDS
This label enables non-North American PEFC-certified forest content to enter a SFI Chain of Custody. Products with PEFC 100% Content sold into North American markets by participants meeting annual requirements for use for the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards may use this unique SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards.
WHO CAN USE THE SFI LABEL RECOGNIZING GLOBAL STANDARDS?
Any organization with SFI and/or PEFC Chain of Custody certification can use the SFI Label Recognizing Global standards provided at least one organization in the supply chain meets SFI’s Annual Requirements for the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN ORDER TO USE THE SFI LABEL RECOGNIZING GLOBAL STANDARDS
- The Primary Producer, if outside the United States and Canada, must have a valid PEFC COC certificate for relevant manufacturing sites located outside the United States or Canada.
- The Secondary Producer must have a valid PEFC COC and/or SFI COC certificate for relevant manufacturing sites located outside the United States or Canada and manufacture products for Canadian and U.S. markets.
- The SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards User with central offices in the United States and Canada may use the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards if they also hold relevant and valid SFI certification for their company type.
- Other organizations in the supply chain must have either a PEFC COC or SFI COC certification.
- A PEFC claim must be passed on and follow all PEFC requirements for communicating PEFC claims, if the label user holds a valid PEFC COC certificate.
- An SFI claim must be passed on and follow all SFI requirements for communicating SFI claims, if the label user holds a valid SFI 2022 Standard certificate.
- All rules for use of the SFI Label must be followed. This includes SFI’s rule that volume credit claims must be communicated at 100%.
- The SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards is intended for use on products sold in the U.S. and Canada and includes PEFC content sourced from non-U.S. and Canadian sources.
- The SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards User must pay an annual licensing fee, complete and complete an SFI annual progress report survey and SFI Market Survey.
- The organization applying the label must seek approval through the SFI Office of Label Use & Licensing.
- At least one organization in the supply chain must meet User Requirements for SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards to use the label on finished products.
- SFI-certified organizations certified to SFI 2022 Forest Management and/or SFI 2022 Fiber Sourcing already paying SFI SFI-certified organization Fees may use the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards without paying the SFI Label Recognizing Global Standards User Fee as this is covered in their SFI-certified organization dues to SFI.
- SFI Inc. will not license any person or entity to use SFI’s trademarks or labels, and SFI may revoke any license previously granted, if the proposed licensee or an Affiliate of the licensee has been found to have engaged in illegal logging by a government authority in the jurisdiction where the logging occurred. Refer to SFI’s Policy on Illegal Logging for more information.