SFI® Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization that provides supply chain assurances, produces conservation outcomes, and supports education and community engagement. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, and universities. SFI standards and on-product labels help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. We oversee the SFI Forest Partners® Program, which aims to increase the source of certified forest products; the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which funds research and community building; and Project Learning Tree®, which develops students’ appreciation for and knowledge of the environment. In August 2017, SFI created a separate incorporated entity in Canada called Project Learning Tree Canada, which operates a “Green Jobs in Green Spaces” initiative with funding from the Canadian federal government.
SFI Inc. is governed by an independent three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social, and economic sectors equally. SFI’s headquarters are in Washington, DC, with an office in Ottawa, Canada, and global operations. SFI’s annual operating budget is approximately $10 million; the primary sources of revenue are program fees from users of the SFI certification standards, federal grants, and service and conference fees.