Spotlighting Paper and Wood Products Industry Sustainability Leadership

By Heidi Brock, CEO, American Forest & Paper Association
January 18, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Heidi Brock

When I tour a paper mill, box plant, or any part of our remarkable value chain, I am always inspired by the people who are committed to sustainability and advancing the circular economy. These individuals are the ones responsible for true innovation in environmental stewardship. They work in highly skilled, modern manufacturing jobs that have guided the paper and wood products industry’s sustainability efforts for many decades. Today, their work drives innovation through new technologies, partnerships, products and practices that keep our industry at the forefront. This work demonstrates action toward quantifiable sustainability goals. The American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) Better Practices, Better Planet 2030 initiative is built around 5 sustainability goals: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing sustainable water management, pro- moting resilient U.S. forests, eliminating workplace injuries, and ensuring a more circular value chain.

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