American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman and American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski have issued the following statements expressing concern about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Clean Power Plan and the proposed Federal Plan released Monday. Donna Harman, President and CEO, AF&PA: “While the final Clean Power Plan and proposed Federal Plan reaffirm the carbon benefits of bioenergy and forest products manufacturing residuals, EPA missed an important opportunity to clarify how biomass energy can be practically used by states to meet emission reduction goals. These residuals would have released CO2 to the atmosphere if they had not been used for energy, so the industry is simply harnessing their energy value and utilizing the full carbon cycle of biomass. EPA’s lack of guidance and direction creates confusion and uncertainty for states and business investment, which hinders the competitiveness of America’s paper and wood products industry.”
When you buy pulp, paper and lumber from us, you know you are buying from a sustainable supply chain. The attached SlideShare tells that story in 14 simple slides, from the importance of asking where wood comes from to what responsible sourcing is and how chain of custody works.
The work we do today all starts with responsible sourcing. That means 100% of the woodlands Resolute manages meet internationally-recognized standards for responsible and sustainable forestry.
That’s where it starts, but chain of custody is where it continues. Having an unbroken trail of records that track the harvested trees from forest to forest product provides assurance that 100% of the wood purchased meets a minimum due diligence. Sure that might sound a little dry, but here’s what it actually helps prevent:
• Illegal logging
• Human rights violations
• Disregard for First Nations rights
• Threats to anything of high conservation value
• The use of genetically modified organisms
• And the conversion of forests to non-forest uses or plantations
In addition to harvesting trees responsibly, we support prompt reforestation of the harvested areas. That’s a key practice of woodland sustainability. Our sustainable supply chain means we can confidently offer high-quality, environmentally conscious choices to you and your customers.
To view the SlideShare, click on the following link: http://www.slideshare.net/ResoluteFP/resolute-forest-products-the-sustainable-supply-chain