|Forest Stewardship Council||Sustainable Forestry Initiative|
|Labels||FSC pure or 100% 100% of product comes from FSC certified forests.
FSC-mixed Certified wood or fiber from "well-managed forests" and post-consumer recycled material totaling 70% of product. "Well-managed forests" determined by FSC FSC-recycled 85% to 100% post-consumer recycled content.
|SFI certified forest content From specific forests that are third-party certified to conform to SFI. Company must communicate the actual percentage or
amount of certified raw material used in each production batch. Label may also say % of recycled content. Average percentage
labels means production batch has at least 10% certified forest content. Volume credit label means percentage of certified
forest content in manufacturing facility over the course of a year.
SFI certified fiber sourcing Noncertified forest fiber is from a "responsible" source determined by SFI. Third-party certifiers.
|Pesticides||Allows no use of the most toxic pesticides as defined by the World Health Organization; persistent, toxic, or whose derivatives remain biologically active and accumulate in the food chain beyond their intended use; or any pesticides banned by international agreement. Others allowed but with "minimal" health and environmental impact. No further definition.||Use of forest chemicals such as herbicides "minimally," but there are no specific limitations|
|Clear-cutting allowed||No quantitative standards (The rate of harvest of forest products shall not exceed levels that can be permanently sustained.)||Yes, up to 120 acres|
|Genetically Modified Organisms allowed||No||Yes|
|Workers||The rights of workers to organize and voluntarily negotiate with their employers shall be guaranteed.||Forestry enterprises will respect the rights of workers and labor representatives in a manner that encompasses the intent of the ILO core conventions.|
|Board||Three chamber board of directors representing environmental, social, and economic interests. This is not an independent label.||Three chamber board of directors representing environmental, social, and economic interests. This is not an independent label.|
|Pressed Wood||Does certify pressed woods, doesn't consider manufacturing (i.e. use of formaldehyde glues or resins).
At least 85% post consumer to receive a label. Maximum 15% preconsumer to receive a label.
|Does certify pressed woods, doesn't consider manufacturing (i.e. use of formaldehyde glues or resins).
No minimum % recycled content requirement, but all labels using the recycled Mobius loop must state the percentage of post-consumer recycled content in the product.