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Certification as a Market-Based Instrument to Address Illegal Logging Potomac Forum, Feb. 14, 2008 Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, SFI Inc. Overview Market Forces Illegal logging and certification The Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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certification as a market based instrument to address illegal logging potomac forum feb 14 2008

Certification as a Market-Based Instrument to Address Illegal LoggingPotomac Forum, Feb. 14, 2008

Kathy Abusow, President & CEO, SFI Inc.

overview
Overview
  • Market Forces
  • Illegal logging and certification
  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative
  • Certification as a Market-Based Instrument to Address Illegal Logging
  • The Path Forward
global demand for legal sustainable forest products
Global Demand For Legal & Sustainable Forest Products
  • Government procurement policies such as the UK, Germany, US and Japan impacting global demand.
  • Customers incorporating certification procurement policies.
  • Markets increasingly concerned about illegal logging.
  • The trend expected to continue to increase.
how certification meets market demands
How Certification Meets Market Demands
  • Forest certification offers a mechanism to demonstrate that the forest is well-managed in accordance with social, environmental and economic requirements.
  • Chain-of-custody links the product to the certified forest.
area of forest certified worldwide

The Reality is…

Area of Forest Certified Worldwide

Certified

Forests

10%

90%

Uncertified

Forests

global trade global issues
Global Trade; Global issues
  • Most of the world’s certified forests can be found in North America and Europe.
  • Forest products are traded globally, both certified and uncertified.
  • The Sustainable Forestry Initiative recognizes this reality.
conservation supporters partners
Conservation Supporters & Partners

American Bird Conservancy

American Forests

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Bat Conservation International

Center for Wildlife Information

Conservation Federation of Missouri

The Conservation Fund

Conservation International

Ducks Unlimited

Forest Trends

Izaak Walton League of America

Longleaf Alliance

National Association of Conservation Districts

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

National Fisheries Institute

National Tree Trust

National Wild Turkey Federation

The Pacific Forest Trust

Quality Deer Management Association

Quail Unlimited

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Ruffed Grouse Society

Soc. for the Protection of NH Forests

SC Wildlife Federation

Wildlife Management Institute

The Wildlife Society

the sfi program a single north american assurance
The SFI ProgramA Single North American Assurance

1 Standard for all of North America

143 million acres/58 million hectares certified

Fully Independent Non-Profit Charitable 501c3

the sfi standard
The SFI Standard
  • The SFI standard is revised every five years
  • Public input period
  • Updated to reflect latest science, information, market needs.
  • Open to working with partners to address important issues such as illegal logging.
what forest certification delivers
What Forest Certification Delivers
  • Social, economic and environmental representation in decision-making
  • Avoidance of illegal timber
  • Identification of special biological, cultural, heritage sites
  • Management strategies to protect species at risk
  • Management strategies to maintain wildlife habitat
  • Sustainable harvest levels
  • Prompt regeneration
  • 3rd party accredited certification audits
  • Audit reports public available with corrective action clearlyhighlighted.
chain of custody and illegal logging
Chain of Custody and Illegal Logging
  • Chain-of-custody certification tracks certified and uncertified content.
  • CoC has mechanisms in place to ensure the uncertified content is not from controversial sources, such as illegal or unauthorized harvests.
sfi percent certified content labels for products from certified well managed forests
SFI – Percent Certified Content Labels for Products from Certified Well-Managed Forests

Tracks Certified Forest Content

Must have 3rd party certification against SFI’s COC or PEFC CoC standard which means it tracks the certified content in the fiber, and can also track the recycled content as well. 

fiber sourcing in north america
Fiber Sourcing in North America
  • Objective 8 of the SFI standard requires that program participants to encourage landowners from where they source their fiber to:
      • reforest areas that have been harvested;
      • use best management practices for protecting water quality;
      • identify and protect important habitat elements for wildlife, including critically imperiled and imperiled species and communities; and
      • use the services of qualified resource and logging professionals.
fiber sourcing off shore
Fiber Sourcing Off-shore
  • Risk assessments are taken to prevent illegal wood fiber or from biodiversity hotspots from entering the product mix
  • Risk assessments for procured wood in countries without effective laws addressing the following:
    • a. workers’ health and safety;
    • b. fair labor practices;
    • c. indigenous peoples’ rights;
    • d. antidiscrimination and anti-harassment measures;
    • e. prevailing wages; and
    • f. workers’ right to organize.
sfi fiber sourcing a north american standard with a global reach
Tracks Procured wood in North America and Off-Shore

Must have 3rd party certification against SFI’s fiber sourcing requirements which means a verifiable system to ensure procured wood comes from legal and responsible sources.

SFI Fiber Sourcing – A North American Standard with a Global Reach
the path forward certification as a market based tool to combat illegal logging
The Path Forward: certification as a market-based tool to combat illegal logging
  • We need to:
    • Move past the rhetoric of market campaigns; only 10% of the world’s forests are certified – we need to work together to promote certification – looking to partner with like-minded organizations.
    • Promote the adoption of inclusive certification policies -- Certification will be synonymous with responsible forest management – it is becoming table stakes for all medium-large companies and governments.
    • Recognizing that a variety of forest certification standards is the best solution to meet supply needs and reward leadership.
    • Protect the integrity of the labeling process.
    • Support forest certification as an important tool to combat illegal logging.