WASHINGTON, May 5, 2015 (press release) – The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations’ (ICFPA) 2015 Sustainability Progress Report shows improvements on a range of sustainability indicators and focuses on the industry’s contributions toward a green economy.
The full report is available at the ICFPA
“We are proud of the significant and steady progress our global industry has made on our sustainability commitments,” said ICFPA President Donna Harman. “We look forward to continuing to manufacture sustainable products that people use and need while contributing to the well-being of communities around the world.”
The report highlights the global forest products industry’s contributions to climate change mitigation, a key topic of the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, France.
The global sustainability performance of the forest product industry is improving, with all aggregate indicators for reporting associations showing progress:
In addition to reporting on performance, the Sustainability Progress Report illustrates how the forest and paper industry is supporting a green economy through resource efficiency, carbon sequestration, innovative technologies, bio-based products, and benefiting communities.
Contributing to the 2015 report are forest and paper industry associations from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States.
The ICFPA represents more than 30 national and regional forest and paper associations around the world. Together, ICFPA members represent over 90 percent of global paper production and half of global wood production.
For more information about the sustainability of the global forest and paper industry, visit icfpa.org.