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AF&PA Members’ Sustainability Progress

In case you missed it, AF&PA’s Sustainability Highlights Brochure and Commitment to Sustainability Video give a succinct overview of the progress AF&PA members have made on the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals. The six goals focus on increasing paper recycling, improving energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting sustainable forestry practices, improving workplace safety and reducing water use.

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Sustainability Initiatives

Promote Sustainable Forestry Practices
Promote Sustainable Forestry Practices

GOAL: Increase the amount of fiber procured from certified forestlands or through certified fiber sourcing programs in the U.S. from 2005 to 2020 and work to decrease illegal logging.

Increase Paper Recovery for Recycling
Increase Paper Recovery for Recycling

GOAL: Exceed 70 percent rate of paper recovery for recycling by 2020.

Increase Energy Efficiency
Increase Energy Efficiency

GOAL: Improve our members' purchased energy efficiency use by at least 10 percent from 2005 to 2020.

Reduce Water Use
Reduce Water Use

GOAL: Reduce water use in members' pulp and paper mills by 12 percent from 2005 to 2020.

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

GOAL: Reduce our members' greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15 percent from 2005 to 2020.

Strive for the Safest Possible Workplace
Strive for the Safest Possible Workplace

GOAL: A 25 per­cent improvement in incidence rates from 2006 to 2020, with a long-term vision of zero injuries.