2018 Sustainability Report

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AF&PA's Commitment to Sustainability 2018 (Video)

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Better Practices, Better Planet 2020

AF&PA members are committed to preserving and growing the economic contributions of the industry and its individual companies to society; fostering the well-being of their communities; promoting sustainable manufacturing practices; energy generation and conservation; and fiber procurement measures that protect the environment; and, ensuring our resources will be as available for future generations as they are today. These sustainable practices are the foundation of our industry. 

The Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability initiative includes one of the most extensive sets of sustainability goals established for a U.S. manufacturing industry.

2018 Sustainability Report

AF&PA released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which highlights the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry’s contributions to sustainability across the value chain, including members’ progress toward achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals.

The full sustainability report with highlights of our members’ sustainability progress is available for download here.

To learn more about our sustainability goals and progress, please visit https://sustainability.afandpa.org.

2018 Report Cover

AF&PA Sustainability Awards

Designed to recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry, AF&PA’s annual awards are given based on the merit of entries received across multiple categories.

Projects that support progress toward the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals qualify for recognition in the “Leadership” category, which has five subcategories that correspond to the goals: Energy Efficiency/Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Paper Recovery for Recycling, Safety, Sustainable Forest Management and Water. The “Innovation in Sustainability” award is reserved for projects that merit recognition for their contribution to sustainable business practices, not one of the goals specifically.

2019 Sustainability Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 Sustainability Award Winners. Five AF&PA member companies received six awards. To learn more about each award winner, click here.

2019 Sustainability Award Winners