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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. 

AF&PA Members Surpass Greenhouse Gas Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA members reduced GHG emissions – measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) per ton of product – by 24.1% from the 2005 baseline. This surpasses the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 goal to reduce GHG emissions by at least 20% from 2005 to 2020.

AF&PA Members Achieve Sustainable Forestry Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA members procured 99.2% of the total wood fiber from forests, used for product, through a certified fiber sourcing program; and 27.1% of wood fiber was sourced from third-party certified forestlands. This represents a 12.2 and 4.1 percentage point increase, respectively, from the…

AF&PA Members Surpassed Energy Efficiency Goal for 2020

In 2020, AF&PA member purchased energy use per ton of product was 13.3% lower than the 2005 baseline year. This surpasses the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goal which was set to achieve at least a 10% improvement in members’ purchased energy efficiency from 2005 to 2020…

Jesse Levine Reflects on AF&PA’s Sustainability Progress and Future Ahead

With a proven track record in sustainability, the paper and wood products industry attracts professionals who are passionate about the environment. This includes professionals like Jesse Levine, AF&PA's Senior Director of Energy and Environmental Policy.

AF&PA Releases Sustainability Progress Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, which highlights the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability achievements. AF&PA members met or surpassed most of the sustainability goals,…