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Green Bay Packaging Achieves Net Zero Water Certification

You can’t make paper without water. That’s one reason water stewardship is so important to the paper and wood products industry. Lisa Bauer-Lotto shares news of Green Bay Packaging’s ground-breaking net-zero water achievement and how the industry is advancing sustainability. 

Growing Industry Leaders Through Mentorship

Mentorship is an essential part of any career path. It’s usually a two-way street of people working together and offering life-long learning and partnership. At Domtar’s Plymouth, North Carolina mill, two women in the paper and wood products industry are leading and achieving through partnership. …

An Influencer in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

Janet Lee is an electrical engineer at Essity’s Harrodsburg site in Kentucky. She shared her dreams for the manufacturing industry, and how she is breaking barriers in her field. 

Women Enhance the Culture of the Paper & Wood Products Industry

Forest products industries are often the largest employer in a community. Like in Ashdown, AR, where Alondria Hamilton is the Human Resources Generalist and Diversity & Inclusion Advocate for Domtar. Hear how she is influencing her community and her dreams for women in the industry. 

Women’s Contributions to Advancing a Sustainable Industry

Women are a vital part of Ahlstrom-Munksjö--from running paper machines to developing the next sustainable product. Learn how they’re empowering their female employees in sustainability roles and encouraging future generations of women to join the industry.  

Voyagers and Pioneers Drive Paper and Wood Products Industry

The people who most inspire Levell Hairston, Vice President and General Manager of Recycling at International Paper, are voyagers and pioneers found within the paper and wood products industry.

A Sense of Belonging in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

Dr. Maja James, PHR, SHRM-CP, Senior Director Human Resources at Greif Inc. shares what the industry is doing when it comes to DE&I, and how she found a sense of belonging at Greif Inc.

AF&PA to Lead on Sustainability, Recycling, Energy and the Environment, Among Other Top Policy Issues in 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Board of Directors today announced advocacy priorities the association will pursue to help ensure the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability success and economic impact in 2022.

AF&PA Elects Christian Fischer as New Board Chair, Announces Officers at Winter Board of Directors Meeting

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced the election of Georgia-Pacific LLC, President and CEO Christian Fischer as AF&PA Board Chair and released its 2022 slate of AF&PA Board Officers.

AF&PA Members Achieve Progress on Water Stewardship Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA member pulp and paper mills decreased water use (per ton of product) by 8.3%, from the 2005 baseline year. This marks significant progress towards our Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goal to reduce water use at member pulp and paper mills by 12% between 2005…

AF&PA Members Surpass Safety Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA member companies’ recordable incidence rate was 30% lower than the 2006 baseline. This surpasses our goal to reduce the incidence rate by 25% from 2006 to 2020.

AF&PA Members Achieve Progress in Recycling Goal for 2020

In 2020, the paper recycling rate was 65.7%. This rate marks significant progress towards our Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goal to exceed 70 percent rate of paper recovery for recycling by 2020.