Transforming Paper Sourcing, Protecting Our Forests
Southern Forests are home to the world’s second largest pulp and paper-producing region and some of the most biologically diverse forests in North America. As the leading champion of this irreplaceable resource, Dogwood Alliance continually monitors the state of the forest, considering its economic, biological and social worth, striving for a balance between each of these values with the long-term goal for protecting our forests for future generations.
As part of our watchdog role, we began to evaluate the environmental paper performance of some of the largest paper purchasers in the world through our Green Grades and Greening Fast Food Packaging reports. Turning our focus toward the pulp and paper producers themselves, we’re introducing the Paper Industry Progress Report. Our goal remains constant: to provide a road map toward best practices and advocate for continued improvement from the industry. By continually evaluating and engaging with partners throughout the paper industry, the end result is an elevated set of standards and practices that benefit both the industry and the environment that we all share.