Estonia and Poland have become the latest countries to successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement of their national forest certification systems for the first time. This not only confirms that they continue to meet PEFC’s globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks, but also ensures that certified forest owners and companies in these countries continue to benefit from the global acceptance of PEFC. "The re-endorsement of these national forest certification systems shows both the commitment of our members to PEFC and underlines PEFC's leadership in the continuous improvement of forest certification," said Ben Gunneberg, CEO of PEFC International. “We appreciate their continued commitment, as well as the contributions of all the stakeholders who have participated in the standards revision and assessment processes.”
The SFI Annual Conference brings together thought leaders and influencers from the forest sector, conservation and community partners, tribal and indigenous leaders as well as some of the most engaged forest product customers in North America.
The 2017 SFI Conference is just 2 months away! This year’s conference will take place September 27-29 at the Shaw Center in Ottawa, Canada.
This year’s conference theme – Forests. A Way of Life – will highlight how we all depend on forests whether we are harvesting professionals, landowners, producers, customers, Indigenous peoples, or individuals using forests for recreation. To enjoy our shared quality of life, we need to ensure our forests are responsibly managed, so we have clean air, clean water, biodiversity, sustainable communities and forest products that improve our quality of life. We’ll discuss topics of relevance to the Canadian, American and international forest sectors, so come to the 2017 SFI Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario and help us celebrate Canada’s National Forest Week and Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Close to 300 people attended the 2016 SFI Annual Conference for three days of discussions, workshops, presentations and networking in Clearwater, Florida, and brought life to the theme – Linking Future Forests to Communities. Attendees were immersed in a range of topics. Many commented: “Where else can you learn about conservation, habitats, markets, supply chains and communities all in one place?”
The range of conference attendees showed the SFI community is growing in numbers and diversity all the time. This year’s conference brought together landowners, brand owners, conservationists, Indigenous groups, students, university deans, community groups, government officials, and more. This diversity is also reflected in the SFI Board, which represents the environmental, social and economic sectors equally.
Highlights from the 2016 SFI Annual Conference
- It was a great conference and many memories were made. Click here to read some highlights.
- Missed a session or would like to re-visit a speaker presentation(s)? You can view and download them here.
Here are the 2017 sponsors, many of which Midland Paper proudly represents.
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