Sign, Sealed and Delivered: We’ve Submitted Our Official Complaint about the Phony SFI Eco-Label


Just now, I passed through security at the US Federal Building in downtown Seattle to submit our official complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). I also carried 2,800 individual consumer complaints and over 8,000 petition signatures from ForestEthics supporters. If you sent a message to the FTC, yours is one of them.

My mission: to stand up for forests and consumers by submitting ForestEthics’ complaint about the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) to the FTC. Learn more about why the SFI eco-label is bad news for our forests.

The FTC is a major US federal agency that protects consumers from fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices. The FTC’s “Green Guides” were introduced to provide guidance to companies that want to call their products “green” and make sure it’s true… Apparently, SFI didn’t read the memo.

We know that SFI is a timber industry funded and governed greenwashing scheme. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to find out that SFI’s “eco” certification label on paper products is nothing more than a rubber stamp for clearcutting forests, harming wildlife, and spraying poisons on communities and watersheds.

Are you on social media? If so, do your part and make sure the rest of the world knows what SFI is really about…

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ATTN @FTC: Please help stop @SFIProgram, a false forest “certifier” run by the timber industry. #scams via @ForestEthics

SFI is not a label we can trust. Will you help us to stop SFI’s greenwashing of the destruction of North America’s beautiful forests by spreading the word?