Sustainable Forestry Initiative

As of February 2012, King Forest Industries received its SFI® (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) fiber sourcing certification.

SFI® is a non-profit charitable organization, and is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program which is internationally recognized and among the largest in the world. It is one of the fastest growing forest certification programs with over 160 million acres of SFI®-certified forest across North America. The SFI® Standard also includes unique fiber sourcing requirements that promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands and a chain-of-custody certification, which can communicate to buyers how much certified fiber is in a specific product. The SFI® forest standard has very strict requirements for endorsement.

King Forest values the role the SFI® program will play in protecting the long term health and sustainability of our forest and educating the land owners regarding the benefits of sustainable forestry. SFI® certification is good for our company, the community and the industry. We also will make available the information needed to educate our log suppliers, lumber customers and land owners in the SFI®program and other programs like it.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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King Forest Industries Fiber Sourcing Policies

King Forest Industries, is a Program Participant of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI). King Forest supports the goals and objectives of SFI, the promotion of sustainable forestry, promotion of certified and licensed woodlot management, conservation of critical wildlife habitats and the widespread use of Best Management Practices (BMP) by other log suppliers.

The following are the policies that King Forest follow regarding purchase of wood fiber, for the use at its Wentworth, NH sawmill and production facility;

  1. King Forest will not, knowingly, purchase fiber which has been harvested as a result of illegal logging (as defined in the 2010standard).
  2. King Forest will cooperate with landowners, enforcement officials and log suppliers to resolve any questions regarding illegal logging as related to fiber purchase by King Forest.
  3. Every active log supplier to King Forest must sign and fill out the Log Supplier Procurement Agreement.
  4. King Forest encourages and supports the use of trained loggers, licensed foresters and other qualified professionals as defined in the 2010 SFI Standard.
  5. As required by the SFI Standard, King Forest has a program to monitor the use of Best Management Practices (BMP) by its log suppliers.
  6. King Forest will have a policy in order to address Mud Season and other inclement weather issues.

SFI Badge

NSF Certificate
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SFI ERP
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