Enviva-owned pellet plants are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) fiber sourcing standard, and also maintain chain-of-custody certifications to the Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and SFI programs. Five of Enviva’s six plants maintain chain-of-custody certification to the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) program. Also Enviva is seeking Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) certification for all of our facilities.
The SFI® program was launched in 1994 as one of the U.S. forest sector’s contributions to the vision of sustainable development established by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The SFI Standard is based on principles and measures that promote sustainable forest management and considers all forest values.
Founded in 1999, PEFC™ is the world’s largest forest certification system and is the umbrella group for dozens of independent worldwide certification systems. PEFC’s standards seek to transform the way forests are managed globally – and locally — to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.
Founded in 1993, FSC® was established to address concerns over deforestation and provides certification for responsible forest management throughout the supply chain. Their mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests.