Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

All of the lumber used to manufacture our climbing frames is sourced with certification from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Protecting biodiversity, species at risk and water quality is central to SFI’s efforts.Promoting sustainable harvest levels with prompt regeneration. Every certificate awarded is subject to third-parties audit performed by internationally accredited bodies. The SFI is an independent, non-profit organization.

Every five years feedback gathered from landowners, conservations experts, academic groups, landowners and indigenous groups. This process goes into reviewing the standards required to receive certification. Using lumber from SFI compliant forests helps in a small way to promote sustainable forestry. Meaning we all get to enjoy these forests, and your children’s children will as well.

Its legacy shows how we can look after these vital areas better for years to come.

Fiber (Wood) Sourcing Standard

Separating the SFI from the rest the sourcing standards govern how SFI participants procure wood from non-certified forestland. Tackling responsible forestry globally, suppliers must make sure that raw materials in their supply chain come from legal and responsible sources. Primary producers must be third-party audited and certified to the SFI 2015-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard

The SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard promotes responsible forestry practices through 14 Principles, 13 Objectives, 21 Performance Measures and 55 Indicators. The document goes into great detail and influences millions of additional landowners as manufacturers increasingly want to use only sustainable materials as customers demand them. There is also additional promotion, educations and outreach work that gives landowners the information to reach the standards required.

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Fibre Sourcing Standard Objectives

For your information, these are the 13 objectives set out by the SFI. One of the most impressive improvements for SFI was the percentage in trained professional delivering wood to the SFI program this stands at 95% all understanding sustainable forestry practices.

  1. Biodiversity in Fiber Sourcing
  2. Adherence to Best Management Practices
  3. Use of Qualified Resource and Qualified Logging Professionals
  4. Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  5. Forestry Research, Science and Technology
  6. Training and Education
  7. Community Involvement and Landowner Outreach
  8. Public Land Management Responsibilities
  9. Communications and Public Reporting
  10. Management Review and Continual Improvement
  11. Promote Conservation of Biological Diversity, Biodiversity Hotspots and High-Biodiversity Wilderness Areas
  12. Avoidance of Controversial Sources including Illegal logging
  13. Avoidance of Controversial Sources including Fiber Sourced from Areas without Effective Social Laws

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