Ensure Transparency and Integrity

  • Develop binding policies and targets and commit to a time-bound process for achieving them.
  • Demonstrate and report on chains of custody for all paper and paper products and ensure all buyers have easy access to reliable information on fibre content, sustainability and production methods of individual paper and paper products.
  • Eliminate greenwashing, or the practice of misleading consumers with false environmental claims.
  • Ensure fair systems of economic rewards and liabilities that help reduce the impacts of pulp and paper production and use.
  • Refuse investment and participation in business transactions (e.g., financing and trading) that are not fully consistent with this Vision.
  • Commit to transparent, regular, publicly available and comprehensive reporting on progress.

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In the Red: Bank policies fail to ensure they will avoid irresponsible investment in the paper industry

A new assessment by the EPN of bank policies has been completed and published here:  http://environmentalpaper.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/In-the-Red.pdf  The assessment studied how ready the financial sector is to manage the environmental and social risks of...