INDEPENDENT CERTIFICATION BODIES

A cornerstone of the SFI program is third-party independent certification, which verifies that the requirements set out in the relevant SFI standard and supporting documents have been met.

Certification bodies must complete an accreditation program before they are approved to perform certification audits to any of the SFI Standards. A list of accredited certification bodies is posted below.

Organizations and forest managers wishing to make public claims regarding their SFI certification for forest management or fiber sourcing must first submit a summary of audit findings performed by an accredited third-party certification body. The summaries are prepared by the certification body and include general descriptions of conformities, non-conformities, corrective action plans, opportunities for improvement, and exceptional practices.

A certificate for forest management, fiber sourcing, chain of custody or certified sourcing is issued only after the independent certification body determines a specific operation conforms to the relevant SFI requirements. Annual surveillance audits are mandatory on all certified operations. Full recertification audits are also required: for forest management, fiber sourcing, chain of custody and certified sourcing certificates every five years.

As PEFC’s National Governing Body for the United States, SFI Inc issues annual notification contracts with accredited certification bodies for the PEFC chain of custody standard applied in the U.S. and the SFI Forest Management standard in both the U.S. and Canada.

Competent, accredited Independent certification bodies evaluate planning, procedures and processes in the forest, in the mill or in the plant to ensure they conform to SFI requirements – whether it is for the Forest Management, Fiber Sourcing, Chain-of-Custody or Certified Sourcing Standard.

ACCREDITATION OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFICATION BODIES

The SFI program has several layers of oversight to support a rigorous and independent third-party certification audit. Certification bodies performing audits to the SFI Forest Management, Fiber Sourcing,Chain-of-Custody and/or Certified Sourcing Standards must be independent, objective and qualified. Depending on the SFI Standard in question, these auditors must have completed an accreditation program through one or more of the following independent, international accreditation bodies:

  • ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
  • Standards Council of Canada (SCC)

ANAB and SCC are national members of the International Accreditation Forum.

ANAB has developed an accreditation program for certification bodies conducting audits to the SFI Forest Management Standard, the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard, the SFI Chain of Custody Standard, and/or the SFI Certified Sourcing Standard. Once a certification body successfully completes the accreditation application program, which includes an on-site audit and witness assessment process, it is granted accreditation by ANAB’s Accreditation Council. This gives it the right to use the ANAB accreditation mark on certificates it issues.

SCC delivers accreditations for certification bodies wishing to perform audits to the SFI Forest Management Standard; to the Fiber Sourcing Standard, the Chain-of-Custody Standard and the SFI Certified Sourcing Standard.

BM TRADA Certification North America, Inc.

Certification Services Offered: SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Lynda Lawler
Operations Manager
239 New Road, Suite B207
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 973-434-7516
E-mail: Lynda.Lawler@bmtrada.com
Website: www.bmtrada.com/

Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ)

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, PEFC COC

François Villemaire
Program Manager- Chain of Custody Certification
333, rue Franquet
Quebec City, QC G1P 4C7
Phone: 418-455-6179
E-mail: Francois.Villemaire@bnq.qc.ca
Website: www.bnq.qc.ca

Etienne Ouellet
Certification manager and Auditor- Forest Management and Fiber Sourcing Certification
Phone: 418-652-2238
E-mail: Etienne.Ouellet@bnq.qc.ca

Bureau Veritas Certification

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Daniel L. Sterling
Director of Business Development
16800 Greenspoint Park Drive, Suite 300S
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: +1 (346) 302-2263
Email: daniel.sterling@bureauveritas.com
Website: www.us.bureauveritas.com/bvc

Christina Neal
Operations Supervisor Mass Market
Phone: 281-310-3071
Mobile: 281-455-9300
Fax: 281-310-3101
Email: christina.neal@bureauveritas.com

Control Union Certification North America LLC

Certification Services Offered: PEFC COC

Daniel Montes
Program Coordinator 8211 West Broward Boulevard, Suite 430
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone: 954-547-5973
Email: dmontes@controlunion.com
Website: www.controlunion.com

DNV GL – Business Assurance, North America

Certification Services Offered: SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Jason Greenberg
N.A. Sales Manager
1400 Ravello Drive
Katy, TX 77493 USA
Phone: 856.873.0317
Email: jason.greenberg@dnv.com
Website: www.dnvgl.com

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. dba Intertek

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Alexandra Chappel
Client Services Specialist
900 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA 01851
United States
Phone: 647-925-1115
E-mail: Alexandra.Chappel@saiglobal.com
Website: www.intertek.com

KPMG Performance Registrar Inc.

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Maria Gutierrez Galeano
Administrative Assistant
777 Dunsmuir St. PO Box 10426, Pacific Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7Y 1K3
Phone: 604-691-3173
Fax: 604-691-3031
E-mail: mggaleano@kpmg.ca
Website: www.kpmg.ca

OÜ Preferred by Nature

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Brittany King
Supply Chain Specialist
13 Jolina Court, Second Floor
PO Box 99
Richmond, Vermont 05477
United States of America
Phone: 778-558-8814
Email: bking@preferredbynature.org
Website: www.preferredbynature.org

NSF Certification, LLC.

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Daniel Freeman
Senior Project Manager, Sustainability
789 North Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Phone: 734-214-6228
Email: dfreeman@nsf.org
Website: www.nsf.org

Orion Registrar, Inc.

Certification Services Offered: SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Tina Tiu
U.S. & International Certificate Coordinator
7502 W. 80th Avenue, Suite 225
Arvada, CO 80003
Phone: 303-645-4008
Email: certificates@orion4value.com
Website: www.orion4value.com

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Cheryl Woode
Manager, Sustainability & Climate Change
250 Howe Street, Suite 1400
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 3S7
Phone: 604-806-7201
Mobile: 604-897-5053
E-mail: cheryl.l.woode@pwc.com

James Lucas RPF, MF
Manager, Risk Assurance Services
Phone: 604-806-7009
Mobile: 604-761-0981
Assistant: Maria Reid
Phone: 604-806-7780 ext. 4300
E-mail: james.lucas@ca.pwc.com
Website: www.pwc.com/ca

RINA Services S.P.A.

Certification Services Offered: PEFC COC

William Kenneth Hall
E-mail: William.Hall@rina.org

Heidi Doyle
E-mail: Heidi.Doyle@rina.org

Website: https://www.rina.org/en/

RINA USA Inc.
13450 West Sunrise Blvd, Suite 350
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33323

RINA Classification and Certification Canada Ltd.
9900 Cavendish Boulevard, Suite #305
Montreal, QC H4M 2V2

SCS Global Services

Certification Services Offered: SFI Forest Management, SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Gerardo Marenco
International Sales Manager, Natural Resources Division
2000 Powell Street, Ste. 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
Office: (510) 495-6042
Email: gmarenco@scsglobalservices.com
Website: www.scsglobalservices.com/services/forestry-and-chain-of-custody

SGS

Certification Services Offered: SFI COC, SFI Certified Sourcing Label User, PEFC COC

Ron Wald
Systems & Services Certification
Chain of Custody Product Manager
SGS North America Inc.
Phone: (763) 280-1184
Email: Ronald.Wald@sgs.com
Website: www.sgsgroup.us.com/