contains the requirements for SFI-certified organizations to use the SFI-certified sourcing claim and label. This standard also has measures to avoid controversial sources in the supply chain.
SFI 2022 Certified Sourcing Standard

The SFI Certified Sourcing label tells buyers and consumers that fiber comes from a company that is certified to the SFI 2022 Fiber Sourcing Standard, or comes from recycled content, or from a certified forest. All fiber must be from non-controversial sources. Certified sourcing is defined in SFI Definitions (Section 14, SFI 2022 Standards and Rules).

The SFI requirements define two types of producers — primary and secondary.

Primary producers: Manufacturing units that manufacture forest products and source 50% or more (by weight) of their wood-based raw materials directly from primary sources. Primary producers can include companies that manufacture roundwood, wood chips, and/or composite products.

Secondary producers: Manufacturing units that produce forest products and source 50% or more (by weight) of their woodbased raw materials from secondary sources.

The SFI Certified Sourcing label does not make claims about certified forest content. Rather, it tells the consumer that the fiber in the product was purchased from responsibly managed forestlands.