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.
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.
MWV Reinforces Commitment to Certified Wood
MWV has a long standing commitment to sustainable forest management. The company certifies its forestlands under the PEFC-endorsed Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and also purchases wood fiber from responsible third-party suppliers. Forest certification and promoting markets for certified fiber is one way MWV demonstrates its commitment to sustainable forest management.
MWV's commitment is also visible in its corporate sustainability goals, which include a specific goal of increasing the amount of certified fiber used across MWV's global manufacturing operations. Within the United States, the source of fiber for these facilities is primarily non-industrial, privately-owned forestland and fiber from well-managed family forests; a vitally important component of this program. The American Tree Farm System provides the mechanism to increase certified fiber from family forests.