Environmental Paper Network

Responsible Virgin Fiber Sourcing

Common Vision Goals:

  • End the use of wood fiber that threatens endangered forests. Some forests are so rare, threatened, or ecologically vulnerable, or are of such global biological or cultural importance that any logging or commercial use could irreparably damage their conservation value.
  • End the clearing of natural forest ecosystems and their conversion into plantations for paper fiber.
  • Source any remaining virgin wood fibers for paper from independent, third party certified forest managers that employ the most environmentally and socially responsible forest management and restoration practices. (Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is the only acceptable international certification program that comes close to meeting this goal.)
  • Use alternative crops for paper if comprehensive and credible analysis indicates that they are environmentally and socially preferable to other virgin fiber sources.
  • Eliminate widespread industrial use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers in plantations and fiber production.
  • Stop the introduction of paper fiber from genetically modified organisms, particularly transgenic trees and plants with genes inserted from other species of animals and plants.

FACT SHEET: Endangered Forest Values Overview

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