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SFI – Sustainable Forestry Initiative
A system of rules, principles and measurement standards developed in North America by experts from the forestry industry and scientists, with the aim of encouraging the growth and renewal of forests that respect the flora, fauna, soil and water resources.

An independent organisation that inspects, verifies, analyses and certifies goods, systems and services.

Sulphur dioxide. Present in combustion gases of derivatives of oil and other fuels containing sulphur.

Sustainable growth
The possibility of reconciling the various human actions and relations with the dynamics of the environment in which they develop, responsibly managing the effects produced by mankind on the ecosphere. It defines a way of managing resources that aims to guarantee their reproduction to meet the needs of today’s generation, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.