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SFI

PROTECTING FORESTS

AND COMMUNITIES

Sustainable Business Magazine talks to Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, about how they’re encouraging sustainable forestry across North America and beyond. Written by Thomas Massey.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc (SFI) is a nonprofit organization which implements the Sustainable Forestry Initiative forest management standard. The SFI standard covers key areas including biodiversity, 16 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

habitat protection, harvest levels, water quality, and regeneration. Despite being the world’s largest single forestry standard with over 100 million certified hectares, the SFI program currently only certifies land in the

United States and Canada. “We are a community that is dedicated to carrying forward, protecting, and improving the future of forests,” explains Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initi-

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