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Plum Creek SFI Certification, Audit Process Challenged in Oregon

An Oregon nonprofit is seeking to suspend Plum Creek’s SFI certificate in Oregon due to legal violations. The company says it has already addressed the issues.

Editor’s Note: This story is part of an in-depth study of SFI by BuildingGreen. For the rest of the report, see Certified Wood: How SFI Compares to FSC on the Metrics That Matter.

In December 2014, the Center for Sustainable Economy (CSE), an Oregon nonprofit, issued a formal complaint calling for the suspension of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certificates held by Plum Creek in the state. In January 2015, the company said it regretted the violations but has taken corrective steps. CSE is also calling for the auditor, Bureau Veritas, to be barred from issuing SFI certificates. Suspension of the SFI certificate and action against the auditor both appear unlikely.

Published March 3, 2015

Roberts, T. (2015, March 3). Plum Creek SFI Certification, Audit Process Challenged in Oregon. Retrieved from