We are pleased to announce that we have opened up membership for our Forest Products Working Group and we are seeking leadership companies to join this important effort.
The Forest Products Working Group brings together leading companies that rely on paper, wood, and other forest products to share their knowledge and develop new solutions for making their businesses more sustainable.
The group, following the successful blueprint of GreenBlue’s industry-leading Sustainable Packaging Coalition, launched in October 2011 with eight founding members of notable and diverse companies from across different industry sectors. The founding members are: Avery Dennison Corporation, Avon Products, Inc., Bank of America, Catalyst Paper, Domtar, HAVI Global Solutions, Sappi Fine Paper North America, and Staples.
We believe the Forest Products Working Group takes a unique approach to corporate sustainability by bringing together stakeholders to tackle unmet challenges in the forest products sector. Our members pool their resources and bring innovative thinking to identify solutions that work for business, people, and the forest.
After a founders meeting in December, the group announced its inaugural project will be to design a set of clear, science-based guidelines to inform decision-making for paper design, procurement, use, and recovery. Additional areas of potential future work include increasing the quantity and quality of recovered fiber, alternative fibers, and increasing the availability of fiber sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Any company that relies on forest products to meet business objectives—including paper suppliers, consumer product goods companies, retailers, publishing companies, and building product manufacturers—is invited to join the group.
For information on membership eligibility and benefits, and to apply for membership online, please visit the Forest Products Working Group page of our website.