Sustainability

Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future

AF&PA has established five quantifiable sustainability goals that the industry aims to meet by 2030.

Sustainable practices are the foundation of the paper and wood products industry. Our industry delivers sustainable products that are essential to modern life, made from renewable and recyclable resources, and used by millions of Americans each day.

In 2011, AF&PA was among the first manufacturing industries to set quantifiable sustainability goals. And AF&PA members met or exceeded many of those goals. The commitment to do more doesn’t stop here. Better Practices, Better Planet 2030, builds on our success and continues our commitment to manufacture sustainable products for a sustainable future.

Our Goals

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Advance a circular value chain
  • Strive for zero workplace injuries
  • Drive water stewardship
  • Advance more resilient U.S. forests

Check Out Our Goals