AF&PA has established five quantifiable sustainability goals that the industry aims to meet by 2030. Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 is a voluntary industry initiative that builds on decades of success to advance sustainable products for a sustainable future.
Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Achievements Summary
AF&PA released its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Achievements Summary Report, which highlights how our members met or surpassed most of the sustainability goals we set to achieve by 2020.
Advancing DE&I in the Paper and Wood Products Industry
Our strength as an industry stems from the diversity of our people. Along with our Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 sustainability goals, AF&PA released a statement of principles on diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). This commitment advances DE&I in the paper and wood products industry and is critical to our success on key initiatives such as sustainability.
AF&PA's annual awards recognize outstanding sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products industry. The awards are given based on the merit of entries across many categories.
Member SpotlightDS Smith
DS Smith provided support in Europe and the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Among their efforts, DS Smith donated 24,000 boxes to transport critical items including hospital clothing, respirators, PPE and hand sanitizer.