SCS offers SFI Forest Management certifications to all types and sizes of forest operations including private companies, government forestry agencies, timberland investment management organizations, and community forests, as well as individual and groups of small landowners.
Forest Management Standard for Single-site or Multi-site: A forest management entity with one or several sites operating under a single forest management plan. This standard includes measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.
Fiber Sourcing Standard: For organizations that have a fiber sourcing program that acquires roundwood and field manufactured or primary-mill residual chips, pulp and veneer to support a forest products facility. Applies to organizations in the US and Canada that procure wood domestically or globally.
Chain of Custody Standard: For organizations to track forest fiber content through production and manufacturing to the end product, allowing them to communicate how much of their product comes from certified lands, certified fiber sourcing, recycled content and/or non-certified forest content.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, Canada and internationally, travel and medical restrictions may impact SFI auditing activities. In order to give flexibility to certification bodies and Program Participants impacted by these restrictions, SFI Inc. is issuing the following guidance.
- For Program Participants with a SFI Forest Management Standard or a SFI Fiber Sourcing certificate the surveillance audit can be conducted remotely using other audit techniques, such as documentation and records review, technology, etc.
In response to SFI guidance regarding audit restrictions due to COVI-19 (https://www.sfiprogram.org/wp-content/uploads/UPDATED_SFI-Guidelines-for-Certification-Bodies-and-Program-Participants-Regarding-COVID-19_June-23-2020.pdf), SCS has developed a suite of tools that utilize technology including virtual video meetings, field tested cameras and satellite imagery. As a result, approved on-site audit visits can now be replaced with remote audits, ensuring the health and safety of our auditors and clients alike.