SFI ON-PRODUCT LABELS
are recognized globally and help customers choose products from responsibly managed forests. Over 25% of Fortune 100 companies use the SFI on product label.
SFI on-product labels communicate details about the wood fiber in the product. Labels tell the consumer about wood fiber from certified forests, recycled material, and other responsible sources in a product.
SFI products, supply chains and markets are diverse—and so are the labels. SFI’s commitment to being open and transparent about the development and administration of the SFI standards extends to SFI’s labeling program. SFI On Product Labels reflect SFI raw materials and certification of the supplier(s).
Only organizations with a valid SFI certificate issued by an accredited certification body may apply the on-product labels upon receiving authorization from the SFI Office of Label Use and Licensing. On-product label use is audited by accredited certification bodies and must adhere to conditions and limitations outlined in Rules for Use of SFI On-Product Labels and Off-Product Marks (Section 6).
EXAMPLES OF SFI CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY LABEL OPTIONS
SFI CHAIN OF CUSTODY
All SFI chain-of-custody labels track fiber from certified forests managed to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests with exceptional conservation value. There are different label options depending on how certified content is calculated. The SFI Chain of Custody Standard includes details on how organizations track and communicate forest fiber content.
Recycled materials can be used on their own or combined with certified forest fibers. SFI recycled content can include both pre- and post-consumer recycled material. It is also a non controversial source that can be used in the SFI Certified Sourcing label. The terms on these labels are defined in SFI Definitions (Section 14, SFI 2022 Standards and Rules).
SFI has a label that recognizes global standards like the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This chain-of-custody label is intended for use in the U.S. and Canada. This label requires a separate application process. Click here for more information on SFI’s Label that Recognizes Global Standards.
SFI CERTIFIED SOURCING LABEL AND CLAIM
SFI CERTIFIED SOURCING
Certified sourcing uses raw material from noncontroversial sources in the supply chain, supports logger training, recycled content, certified forests, and small family forest owners. This is a different label than chain-of-custody and does not make claims about certified content. The terms on these labels are defined in SFI Definitions (Section 14, SFI 2022 Standards and Rules).
SFI OFFICE OF LABEL USE AND LICENSING
The SFI Office of Label Use and Licensing provides access to and monitors all use of SFI trademarks. The Office of Label Use and Licensing evaluates and approves applications for use of all SFI On-Product Labels, establishes label-use rules and procedures set out in the Rules for Use of SFI On-Product Labels and Off-Product Marks (Section 6 in the SFI 2022 Standards and Rules), and maintains oversight of use of all SFI On-Product Labels and Off-Product Marks.
Visit our TOOLS FOR SFI LABEL USERS page for more key resources about SFI and tools that can help SFI-certified organizations and label users communicate about the benefits of SFI.
The SFI 2022 Chain of Custody Standard is endorsed by PEFC. Visit our TOOLS FOR PEFC LOGO USERS page for key resources about PEFC.
Major Enhancements in the SFI 2022 Forest Management Standards and Rules
Major Enhancements in the SFI 2022 Fiber Sourcing Standards and Rules
Transition to the SFI 2022 Standards and Rules
SFI 2015-2021 Standards and Rules
Senior Director, Standards
Director, Standards Reporting and Label Use