The Southern United States is the largest paper producing region in the world. Making sure that our forests are managed sustainably requires constant vigilance.
As the only organization specifically dedicated to protecting Southern forests, the Dogwood Alliance holds companies accountable through unrelenting campaign pressure, skillful negotiation and strategic collaborations. Our paper campaign has already transformed the forestry and paper-buying practices of some of the largest corporations on Earth–including 4 of the world’s 5 major paper producers.
Our Green Grades “report card” has become industry standard for rating how companies measure-up on responsible sourcing of wood fiber-based forest products, ranking companies who rely on paper products as well as the major players in the forest industry on their Southern forest sourcing practices.
Now that we’ve shifted the forest products marketplace, we’re working together to establish the highest standards through ongoing, collaborative partnerships that conserve our forests as natural resources and place value on ecosystem services, like biodiversity, climate change protection, and clean air and water.