SFI is pleased to announce the first public comment period of a new SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard. SFI has collaborated with more than twenty-five urban forestry leaders, including representatives from: American Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Society of Municipal Arborists, and Tree Canada to create this first draft.


To view the draft standard click here.

To submit comments click here.


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Tomorrow: Webinar to Learn More About the Standards

The new SFI Forest Management Standard, SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard, and SFI Chain of Custody Standard all support SFI’s leadership in offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. SFI certification is a powerful tool to ensure healthy forests mitigate climate impacts, are resilient to fire threats, and support a diversity of communities. 

Learn more about the new SFI 2022 Standards, including key enhancements such as a new Climate Smart Forestry objective, a new Fire Resilience and Awareness objective, conservation efforts, recognizing and respecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights, logger training requirements, and a new due diligence system to avoid controversial sources.


November 9, 2021: 2:00 – 3:30 Eastern (11:00 – 12:30 Pacific)


Register in advance for this webinar here.

SFI and its Network are Playing a Critical Role in Combating Climate Change


SFI and its network are committed to joining the many voices at COP26 in supporting global efforts to address climate change. Watch this video to learn from several members of SFI’s Board of Directors about how our scale, collaborative process to develop our standards, and commitment to climate smart forestry are helping to address the climate challenge.


Learn more at: forests.org/climate