Public Involvement

Public involvement, communication

and public reporting in the SFI program is welcomed.  Program Participants are required to support and promote mechanisms for public outreach, education and involvement related to forest management.  In addition, on public lands, Program Participants are required to participate in public land planning and management processes with appropriate governments and the public.  On these public lands, Program Participants are required to confer withes affected indigenous peoples.  The SFI program requires and SFI Certified Program Participant to provide a report prepared by the certification body to SFI Inc. after the successful completion of a certification, recertification or surveillance audit to the SFI Standard.  The reports are publicly available on the SFI Inc. website (www.sfiprogram.org)