We manufacture sustainable paper and wood products from renewable resources that are used every day by millions of people. To that end, we support policies that help our industry grow, create jobs, and foster global market competition so we can continue to provide these essential products.
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AF&PA’s public policy and advocacy efforts are driven by facts. Statistics and data are foundations of our work.
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Paper and wood products are an essential part of daily life. Paper comes from wood, a natural and renewable material, making paper and wood products some of the few truly sustainable products.
The American Forest & Paper Association is the go-to source on issues and up-to-date information about the industry. We’re working to ensure the paper and wood products industry continues to grow and policymakers understand our issues.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, more than 1 billion trees are planted in the United States each year.
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to drive water stewardship throughout our manufacturing operations.
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to strive for zero injuries, empahsizing continual progress on reducing serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs).
"Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future recognizes the three essential pillars of sustainability—economic, environmental and social."
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our goal to reduce GHG emissions will double the significant progress AF&PA members have made to date.
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to advance more resilient U.S. forests. AF&PA members have long been committed to sustainable forestry.
A Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 goal is to advance a circular value chain through production of renewable and recyclable products.
Our supply chain is inherently circular, from the replanting of trees that supply fiber and enhance the environment to recycling paper and packaging that is recovered and turned into new products.
We are a manufacturing sector sustainability leader. Our ambitious new set of goals, Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future, will further advance the role our industry plays and build on our achievements.