Certification of Sustainable Practices
Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC)®
This is an international organization without any industry or government affiliations that was formed in 1993 with the expressed purpose of insuring that the world's forest management practices are responsible, and that any claims of such are confirmed through a rigorous chain of custody system. The FSC is often referred to as the "gold standard" of fiber sourcing certifications, and it is endorsed by many environmental organizations including Greenpeace, National Wildlife Foundation, and the Sierra Club. The FSC Standards are considered more rigorous with extensive obligations for environmental and social performance.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI)®
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is a comprehensive, independent certification program that works with environmental, social and industry partners to improve forest practices in North America and fiber sourcing worldwide.