AF&PA's 2014 Sustainability Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) is proud to present our 2014 Sustainability Report documenting the sustainability performance of AF&PA member companies, representing the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry.

This report outlines the social, economic, and environmental contributions made by our members, as well as the performance metrics that show the positive actions taken to improve the efficiencies of our processes. Information contained in this report was obtained through AF&PA’s most recent surveys collecting data
on environment, energy, health and safety, and certified fiber, as well as from public sources.

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AF&PA on Sustainability


Better Practices, Better Planet 2020
— AF&PA's sustainability initiative — consists of one of the most extensive collections of quantifiable sustainability goals for a major U.S. manufacturing industry.

Sustainability Leadership

Our members have long been good stewards of our planet’s resources.  We produce recyclable products made from a renewable resource, and believe that sustainable practices today will yield positive results for a better tomorrow.

Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 - AF&PA’s sustainability initiative - is a proactive commitment to the long-term success of our industry, our communities, our environment and the nearly 900,000 men and women who make the paper and wood products vital to the lives of people around the world.

The six goals targeted within Better Practices focus on increasing paper recovery for recycling, improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting sustainable forestry practices, improving workplace safety and reducing water use.